in partnership with
at the Urban Justice Center
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Open Season is an event that combines art and creative conversation with nationally recognized experts about race and the culture of policing in America. The inaugural session will be held on December 10, 2014—International Human Rights Day. The Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center, in partnership with Dancing While Black, is pleased to offer an opportunity for performance and visual artists to become a part of this immersive experience.
WANTED: Imaginative, provocative visual and performance art on the topics of community, confinement, race and gender. We encourage submissions that address these themes in a creative and expansive way.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists of color who are working in dance, performance, photography, multimedia installation, animation, illustration, painting or drawing. Performance work should be performance ready in a small or unconventional space, no longer than five minutes, require minimal setup and technical support. For visual art submissions, please send up to ten images saved as a pdf portfolio labeled with your lastname_firstname.
We encourage submissions from artists who have personal experience with the criminal justice system, including people who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated and their family members.
SUBMISSION: Please prepare a PDF portfolio of no more than 10 images and/or a link to a 5 minute performance you would like us to consider. Include:
a 150 word description of the work and why it should be included in Open Season;
a resume and 150 word bio;
Performance Artists: A list of technical requirements;
Visual Artists: List of images by number that includes artist name, name of work, medium, dimensions, and date.
November 12, 11:59pm
Complete submissions should be sent to: