Call for artists: European Week Against Cancer 2020

European Week Against Cancer 2020 - Virtual Artistic Exhibition

Call for Artworks

"Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses – especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else" (Leonardo da Vinci)


The Association of European Cancer Leagues in collaboration with European Student Think Tank and the Medical Museum of the University of Crete is issuing an open call for entries to a virtual artistic exhibition to mark European Week Against Cancer.

The exhibition will combine artistic expression with cancer prevention awareness by encouraging students and young professionals in the health field to get creative and learn more about the European Code Against Cancer through artistic means.


  • Encourage creativity and elevate the voices of students and young professionals in the health field.

  • Promote the European Code Against Cancer and encourage young health enthusiasts to learn more about it.

  • Raise awareness of the importance of including health promotion/cancer prevention and visual arts in medical and healthcare curricula across Europe.

  • Raise awareness of the value of incorporating arts-based approaches into health promotion and cancer prevention to affect change and for advocacy purposes.


This Call for Artworks is open to any health & life science students and young professionals in the health field residing within the WHO European Region and between 18-35 years old, creating 2-dimensional artworks related to one or more message/s within the European Code Against Cancer and/or expressing the importance of healthy lifestyles in reducing the risk of developing cancer through one of the following medium: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, design, crafts, collage, mixed media and new/digital media.


-Submission Deadline: 10 May 2020 (23:59 CET)

-Virtual Exhibition Dates: 25 - 31 May 2020 on ECL' s website (you will be sent the exact link in due course).

-Live exhibition: TBC (the organisers will try to organise an exhibition at the Medical Museum of the University of Crete once restrictions due to the pandemic are lifted).


Please READ CAREFULLY the call's eligibility criteria and rules as well as your rights & obligations here:

Submissions which do not respect the eligibility and procedure rules, will be disregarded.

#cancer #artistsopencall #europeanweekagainstcancer #cancereurope

1 comment

Recent Posts

See All


NatureVolve is a creative science communication magazine, sharing the work of scientists and artists with a wider community, while raising awareness of conservation and global health issues.

It is recommended to use Chrome if website errors are experienced using Safari.

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.


Contact us via an online form.   Email:

View our PRIVACY POLICY Copyright 2021 NatureVolve. 

No content can be re-used without permission from NatureVolve or the original content providers.