We invite artists, poets, musicians, and community members to submit works to our show Development Without Displacement, a month-long exhibition to highlight the power of art in building community and to support and uphold people’s relationships to land, community and shared histories. Throughout Baltimore and the surrounding region, we use the arts to shine a light on our stories, culture, and struggles. Art helps inspire meaning about place, reflects on how we survive as a city, and can reveal a vision for a more equitable future. We are calling for works that respond to the following questions:
- What is your current experience in the region with development that threatens to displace residents, communities, traditions, and culture?
- How do you use the arts in your life or in your community to make a space for creative expression, personal freedom, cultural survival, and community building?
- What visions do you have for a future that respects people’s relationships to land and their communities?
- Photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, spoken word, and poetry encouraged.
- Submit an image of your work, along with your name, the work’s title, medium, and dimensions to email@example.com by August 1, 2016.
- Modest artist stipends are available to support the development of new work in response to the call.
- If you have questions or want to discuss an idea: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 704-3208
LOCATION: Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC), 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
DATES: September 1-30, 2016.
OPENING RECEPTION: September 9th, 6-8PM
About the Curators: we are a group of grassroots leaders and artists interested in the role that art plays in community building and social movements. About the Venue: CAC uses the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, its artists, and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.