Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 - 75 Memorial Flames Call-out
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 (27th January 2020) will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is launching an exciting new project for organisations and community groups around the country to take part in. The theme for HMD 2020 is Stand Together.
Groups can participate in the project by creating artworks featuring a memorial flame, marking 75 years since the end of the Holocaust. 75 artworks will be chosen to be displayed at the UK Ceremony for HMD 2020. Any memorial flames which are not selected can be displayed at your local HMD 2020 event.
This opportunity is open to all and there is no upper or lower age limit. You can apply as a community group, a school or college, a gallery or museum, a workplace, library, hospital or prison. Whatever your setting, all you need is a group who would like to take part.
Complete the registration form by Friday 19 July
to let us know that you will be taking part. Find this
Send us photographs and information about your artwork using the second online form by
Friday 18 October to be considered for the exhibition. Artwork submitted must fit within the
specifications given so that we can transport and display it safely.
If you are not chosen or do not want to submit your artwork for our exhibition, you can display
it in your area for HMD 2020. There will be an online gallery to share photographs of these
If your artwork is selected for display we will arrange with you to transport it to the HMDT
offices in London. It will remain with us for any exhibition opportunities, before being returned
to you to display locally.
Please note: unfortunately we are unable to provide any funding to participating groups. You
will need to source or purchase materials and cover any other project costs yourself. If your
flame is selected to be displayed at the UK Commemorative Ceremony and other exhibition
opportunities, HMDT will arrange for the artwork to be transported to the event and returned to
you afterwards and cover these costs.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact Project Officer
Daniela Wegrostek on 75MemorialFlames@hmd.org.uk.