ART FOR CHANGE CALL FOR ARTISTS!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, October 20th, 2011
Art for Change (AfC) is seeking proposals for artworks for its upcoming exhibition, Dismissed., at the AfC gallery Friday, November 18th, 2011 – Saturday, February 18th, 2012. 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.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Education, that which should be a right is often times a privilege. In this show, we ask artists to consider the disparities that exist in our education system through the lenses of class, school districts, and race. School budgets based on property taxes in some areas are one example of the stratification of schools based on class. Furthermore, the achievement gap between minority students and their white counter parts increased in recent years due to the reliance on standardized testing and the ever uncertain budgetary constraints. Indeed there is a need for educational reform to a system that was developed to reflect white middle class values, instead of the culture where the school is embedded. In fact the development of East Harlem as a community embodies these varying disparities within its educational system. We seek to include work that explores these and other issues related to education and the community of East Harlem. Additionally, we aim to include work that is inspired by the dedication that quality educators have shown to their students and to the school community.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Interested 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 1-2 paragraphs in length, including a detailed description of the proposed or existing artwork and its relevance to the exhibition theme.
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR PROPOSAL:
- Artist's Full Name(s) and/or Alias
- Brief Artist's Bio
- Statement of Intent (1-2 paragraphs) Please include dimensions of piece.
- 2-5 images of past work examples and/or proposed artwork (no larger than 300 dpi)
Proposals will not be returned.
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR PROPOSAL, WORK SAMPLES, & STATEMENT OF INTENT TO: email@example.com. Please put “ART FOR CHANGE: Dismissed” in the subject heading. Please feel free to email with any questions.
Proposals must be received by Friday, October 20th, 2011 to be eligible for consideration. Artists will be notified by Monday, October 24th, 2011 if their proposal is accepted, and participating artists will be required to deliver their artworks to the gallery by Sunday, November 13th, 2011. We are looking forward to reviewing your proposals!