AAPI, Immigrant, Refugee, BIPOC Artists encouraged to apply
ARTogether and Local Language invite you to submit to a social justice poster contest. This round’s theme is COMMUNITY. Send us work that celebrates community, it’s strengths, it’s history, it’s faces, spaces and it’s possibilities for a better future.
The winning poster gets a cash prize, 50 full-sized prints, and distribution by ARTogether and Local Language.
Full submission guidelines, here: ARTogether/LocalLanguage “COMMUNITY” Poster Contest
COMMUNITY is the home that holds us the moment we step into the world. For some of us, community is where our parents and grandparents found safety and belonging as they built whole new lives in a foreign country.
Insidious ideas about separation and other-ness has kept toxic systems of power unchecked and intact for way too long. 2020 showed us the limitless capacity for equity, healing and restorative progress that exists when we show up for one another. We saw that we are safer, stronger and more successful when our communities are inclusive, expansive and welcoming. Moving forward, we can broaden our definitions of community in our fight against violence and systemic oppression. Let’s undo these divisive narratives. We need one another, right now.
So, what does community mean to you? How can community be an inclusive practice? What does a stronger community look like? What role does community play in the fight for social justice? What can we build together?