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Bruocsella awards €22,000 to human rights urban art trail in Jette
Each year, the Bruocsella prize rewards a cultural project that improves the urban environment in Brussels. The 2022 winner of the €22,000 prize is an urban art tour, consisting of seven murals promoting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Organised by Jette Cultural Centre, the street art trail offers locals and visitors an alternative way to discover the municipality’s architecture and heritage. It was created in 2020 to bring art and culture into the daily lives of citizens via the public space.
Six frescoes were painted by renowned local artists (Kool Koor, Alvari, Dourone, Soaz, Shamisa and Shoof). Each one illustrates an article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The objective was to raise awareness of the importance of fundamental rights while involving local participants. A seventh fresco was the result of a collective project with more than 200 citizens.
The frescoes were deliberately painted on public buildings across the municipality to ensure visibility to a wide audience.
Thanks to the philanthropic Bruocsella prize – a collective of 22 corporate patrons - Jette Cultural Centre is able to finance the promotion of the artworks with written and visual content about the seven frescoes via QR codes.
Photos: © Prométhéa asbl