Artists invited to submit new or existing works for inclusion in “Give Us the Vote: 2020,” a virtual exhibition and an extension of our 2017 project “Give us the Vote,” inspired by the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the victory for women’s suffrage in America. Proposals will be reviewed by ArtsWestchester’s curatorial staff, and may be reviewed by the Arts Committee of the ArtsWestchester Board of Directors. Proposals will be evaluated based on artistic merit and their connection to and familiarity with the exhibition’s theme.
From grassroots movements to national campaigns, the idea that American democracy is government “by the people, for the people” is fundamental to our national identity. At the same time, democracy is a living, breathing thing that sometimes thrives, and sometimes struggles to survive. Each election cycle reveals remaining disenfranchised populations, raises controversy about who should, can and does vote, and instigates investigations into how votes are cast and how they are counted.
“Give Us the Vote: 20/20” is a digital exhibition that explores, celebrates, and considers the complexity of aspects of American Democracy. The exhibition will include images of work created for ArtsWestchester’s 2017-2018 exhibition along with new works created for a digital experience. Artworks should explore the history of elections, the current state of voting rights, and the act of voting. Artists are also invited to submit their visions of a ballot or work inspired by the ballot.
Artists may submit works in any media/discipline, including the literary arts, music & performance, and visual arts to be included in an online format. Works may have an interactive component, and address a range of topics including but not limited to:
- Women’s suffrage
- The Voting Rights Act
- Photo ID Requirements/Voter Registration Restrictions
- Voting in the age of COVID-19
- The Electoral College
- Early Voting and absentee ballots
- The act of voting
- Voter Roll Purges
- Voter turnout
- Voter demographics
- Democracy in the media and popular culture
DEADLINE for submissions: September 25, 2020, 11:59PM
Artists will be notified of the status of their submission no later than October 8, 2020.
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|Contact Name||Logan Hanely|
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