Big Ideas Challenge: Art and Social Change

big ideasThe challenge for this category is to develop an innovative art projects that meaningfully engage with issues of advocacy, justice, and community-building. The projects may use any art form—visual/conceptual art, photography, new media, video, dance, theater/performance art, music, creative writing, or other forms. Art must be central to the project, and the proposal must reflect an informed understanding of the particular art form(s) being used, as well as of the communities being served.

Examples of proposals that would fit into this category include (but are not limited to):

  • Development of an after school expressive arts program that aims to provide a safe space and creative outlet to elementary school students who live in under-resourced communities.
  • Production of a documentary that raises awareness about public health consequences, detrimental social impact, and cost of imprisonment.
  • Development of a community garden that seeks to build community relationships in diverse neighborhoods.

Pre-proposals due Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 12pm.

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