Ubuntu Arts: Call for Art



Living Ubuntu: The Youth Speak
Ninth Annual Ubuntu Arts Exhibit

Download a printable flier about the Call for Art

Ubuntu Arts, an initiative of Wheelock College's Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy Program, seeks collaborative or individual artwork from teens in and around the Boston area. Submissions may span a variety of artistic media and form (e.g., photography, pointing, sculpture, music, film), and should explore, address and express or somehow relate to the theme of the exhibit: "Imagining Ubuntu: The Youth Speak." The artmaking projects provide youth with opportunities to consider the concepts implied by the exhibit theme, focus on topics of concern or interest to them, and create art that carries their voices to a brooder audience.

Venue: Selected works will be displayed at the Towne Art Gallery at Wheelock College, 180 The Riverway, Boston, from April 13 - 21, 2015. Visit the Towne Art Gallery web page for gallery hours. A public reception will be held on Tuesday April 14 from 5:00-8:00pm

Ubuntu is a Southern African term that roughly translated means "A person is a person through other persons." It is a worldview of human identity and a philosophy of life that offers insight into our relationships with others, embraces interconnectedness, and implies choices that help to increase the peace.

Submission Process: Works submitted via email by April 1, 2015 will be reviewed and selected by jury. You will be notified by April 6 regarding acceptance of your submission. All accepted pieces must be delivered to Wheelock College by April 9, 2015.

Submission Deadline

April 1, 2015; all submissions via email to: atobey@wheelock.edu
In order to be considered, email submissions must include:
1) Submission form completed with a detailed artists statement. Download the Submission Form (Word doc)
2) Photos of your submission attached in PDF or JPG format.
3) Email subject line should read: 'Ubuntu art submission' and include your name or the name of your program (e.g., Ubuntu art submission Project Justice).

Questions and Contact Info

If you are thinking about submitting, we encourage you to contact Exhibit Curator Ann Tobey well ahead of the submission deadline to discuss and support your project and the submission process. You can reach Ann Tobey at atobey@wheelock.edu or by calling 617-879-2228.

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