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The #LookTalkAct call was designed to create an international art collection that will also appear as a free-access digital database. The collection has been made public with the aim of providing a positive and formative visual resource on homelessness for NGOs, institutions and individuals working on the topic.

You can read about the project and partners working on the #LookTalkAct project here, about the competition announced and the renowned jury here.

In this album, we have collected the results of this international creative work, the works judged to be the best by the jury, depictions of homelessness, which in our opinion can help to make the publications on the topic more humane and tasteful. album cover

All the works judged by the jury to be in line with our goals have also been included in the archive called LookTalkAct - Art Collection of Homelessness, where the images are freely available to anyone from 01.01.2022 to 31.12.2026. Further use of the images in the album and the LookTalkAct art collection is governed by the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA license.

This digital archive is available at http://looktalkact.com

The initiative was implemented as part of the Let’s Talk About Homelessness: Learning as a Tool for Social Integration of Homeless People project, funded by the European Union's Erasmus + program.

The five-language album can be downloaded here:
  LookTalkAct – Art Collection of Homelessness (Művészeti Gyűjtemény a Hajléktalanságról)

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Our new manual "Let's Work!" is complete and available to download! This publication brings together good practices on social awareness raising in four European countries as part of our international project "Let's talk about homelessness - Learning as a tool for social integration of homeless people".

With the handbook, too, our goal is to create an inclusive society in which no one is disadvantaged because the person has nowhere to live. This time, our tool is to reduce prejudice and sensitize society, because we consider it important to provide as much information as possible to the members of the majority society.

With this publication, we want to help the reader to give examples to create these great projects described here in the handbook or initiate similar ones. We believe that these projects might bring us closer to our common goal and make the majority of our own society more open minded and more accepting towards homeless people!

The project of the four organizations and the creation of the handbook were supported by the European Commission's Erasmus+ program. We also wrote more about the project and the partner organizations here.

The publication can now be downloaded in English and Hungarian, and the Slovak, Catalan and German versions will be available soon.

For the English version please click here:   Let's Work! A Toolkit for an Inclusive Society

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I read it in English:  
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Prečítat si v slovenčine:
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Leo en Espanol:
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A call for art collection

How you look at things can change everything


Participate with your art in a European project to break the prejudices that affect homeless people!

We are looking for amateur and professional artists who would like to create an art piece, with a social and optimistic perspective, to help us transform the image of people sleeping on the streets.

The aim of this initiative is to create an international art collection that will be exhibited and published in various European cities and featured in an access free digital collection –under the Creative Commons license– so that NGOs, companies, institutions, and individuals have access to optimistic and transformative visual resources related to homelessness.

  • What? Visual proposals can be submitted in any category of visual art, photography, graphic design, or any other form of permanent expression that can be exhibited in a digital collection or art display.
  • Who? Amateur or professional artists who have a social vision, and who want to make art around the topic of homelessness, always with a transformative and optimistic will. The call is open to homeless, ex-homeless and non-homeless people.
  • How? Proposals can be submitted here:submit here
  • When? The call is open from March 24th till June 30th 2021 (deadline prolonged)
  • And then? All art pieces submitted will be part of a digital collection. An international jury will select some of the works to be exhibited in each country.
  • Do you have any doubts? We are here to help. We want to make this project accessible to everyone. Write us at looktalkactmenhelyhu or contact us on social media and we will solve any queries you might have.

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This initiative is part of Let’s Talk About Homelessness: Learning as a Tool for Social Integration of Homeless People, a project funded by Erasmus+, carried out by four European organisations. The aim of #HomelessTalk (acronym for the project) is to promote the participation of people who live or have lived on the streets and involve them in actions to raise awareness. In addition to the digital collection created thanks to the submitted art pieces, the project also includes the publication of a manual of good practices in the field of homelessness and how to raise awareness on the issue.

Want to know more about the project?


About the International Jurors:


Camilo Mendez: Artist and poet. He lived in the street. Now is about to publish his second poetry book.

Samantha Bosque (president): Artist and graphic designer. Among other social art projects, she portraited the 9 Homeless Fonts authors.


Regina Amer: Founder of HOPE Austria/Österreich, which is a subsidiary of HOPE Europe. HOPE helps homeless and former homeless people in various areas, including establishing and maintaining connections to Organizations and each other.


Andreas Pitz: He was the the curator of the Exhibiton "Kunst trotz(t) Armut". This was a collection of Art about Poverty and from Artists, who have experience in poverty. This Exhibition was highly successful in Germany.


Eva Matkuliaková: Art and sewing teacher, fashion and costume designer and producer (Ty-Gallery).

Tomáš Kubiš: Project manager, social worker, and actor of Divadlo bez domova.


Béla Kovács: Artist, graphic designer.

Réka Szenográdi: Social worker and art director of the Fedél Nélkül street paper.

László Balogh: Pulitzer Prize winning photographer.





At the end of November 2019, the "HomelessTalk" international team held its first meeting in Bratislava.

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Social workers, homeless peers, volunteers and project organizers from four countries came to the wide range of programs. We considered both personal acquaintance and presentation of each other's work important, so we visited institutions and services for the homeless in small groups, while the project start-up discussions also took place. The peak of the experiences during the visits was the ERROR Festival in Bratislava.

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Our report about the experiences can be read here:

  Report of the professional staff participating in the Bratislava training week - November 2019
  Peer report on the Bratislava meeting - November 2019

The "HomelessTalk" project is supported by the European Union's Erasmus+ program.