Draw Hope - Green Together
Viborg UNESCO Creative City invites all of Denmark and the rest of the world to join in an annual drawing campaign! Drawing is absolutely fundamental to humankind, regardless of background and
Viborg UNESCO Creative City invites all of Denmark and the rest of the world to join in an annual drawing campaign!
Drawing is absolutely fundamental to humankind, regardless of background and origin. The earliest traces of our species are drawings in caves, and most of us draw before we speak.
In Viborg, we have a special and long-standing position of strength in drawing, animation, children’s culture and creativity. We know the value of drawing for children, for young people and adults. Unfortunately, most Danish children stop drawing from the third grade and onwards. This is a problem as we are losing creativity. We strive to change that.
For the last two years Viborg UNESCO Creative City has therefore invited children and young people from all over the world to draw through the global drawing campaign TegnHåb, circling around corona and trust. The ambition is to strengthen our understanding of the value and importance drawing has for children and young people’s creativity and development. Because we have to nourish the passion for drawing.
In the same period, Viborg Municipality created Grønne Sammen (Green Together) – together for a sustainable future – with focus on green transition and sustainability. In this year’s edition, we link the two initiatives, inviting Denmark and the rest of the world to join DrawHope – Green Together 2023 – based on 20 drawing challenges.
This year, we received approx. 1200 drawings from 15 countries spread over five continents, once again making the campaign a global event, and animators in Viborg, Columbia and Georgia are currently working on creating series of animated films based on the drawings. Two animated films are being produced by Multara Al-Ameri, who graduated from The Animation Workshop, and a Colombian animator based on drawings from a 7th grade team in visual arts from Vestre Skole in Viborg and a corresponding team from school in Cali, Columbia. Drawings and animations are shown and projected during VAF in the Music School’s large windows and later in the year in Cali Columbia, York England and in Tbilisi Georgia.
Exhibited in the windows at the Kulturskolen foyer in Gravene, 8800 Viborg
(Thursday) 17:00 - 21:00