ART FOR CHANGE CALL FOR ARTISTS: (DIS)LOCATED EXHIBITION
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2010!
Art for Change (AfC) is seeking proposals for artworks for its upcoming exhibition, (dis)located, at the AfC gallery Friday, January 14, 2011 – Saturday, April 2, 2011. Art for Change is a non-profit (501c3) organization that provides a forum for creating innovative art and media programs that inspire people to take an active role in social justice. By merging art and community, AfC provides a space to explore social issues and celebrate the richness of cultural diversity. The exhibition, "(dis)located" will focus on the concept of displacement as it functions locally to exclude various groups of people. The exhibition will explore the psychological damages created by the constraints of exclusion as a product of homelessness, sexual orientation, immigration, economic status, gentrification, and ethnic or racial identity, among others. Feelings of being “dislocated,” whether actual or metaphorical, and its effects on groups such as, but not limited to, homeless LGBT youth, residents forced out of their neighborhoods due to gentrification and rising rents, or Muslims excluded by rising anti-Islamic sentiment, will perhaps identify a common thread of experience. Furthermore, it will work to highlight the similarities between the experiences of these "exiles" in order to foster connections between seemingly disparate people. Ultimately, the aim of this exhibition is to open a dialogue to collectively empower these newly built coalitions to lead to further activism.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSALInterested artists may submit proposals for artworks consistent with the social justice platform of AfC, which address topics suggested, but not limited to, the description above. Artworks may include painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, performance art, interactive art, design, architecture, and site-specific installation. Proposals must be one page in length, including a detailed description of the artwork and its relevance to the exhibition theme. Artists are encouraged to do further reading on the topic to inspire poignant ideas.
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR PROPOSAL: Artist's Full Name(s) and/or Alias, Artist's Bio, Statement of Intent (1-2 paragraphs), Dimensions of Piece, 2-5 images of past work examples. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR PROPOSAL, WORK SAMPLES, & STATEMENT OF INTENT TO: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “ART FOR CHANGE: DISLOCATED” in the subject heading. If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Fridgen at: 347-804-8336.
Proposals must be received by Wednesday, December 1, 2010, to be eligible for consideration. We are looking forward to reviewing your proposals!