Elevating Voices: Visualizing Social Justice Through Art

Webinar Discussion: Featuring Keenan Dailey

The School of Social Work at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is committed to facilitating important conversations surrounding the complexities of racial and social justice through artistic expression. With additional funding from the John N. Chester Estate Endowment Fund to support the acquisition of significant artwork for campus beautification, the School is excited to announce an open call for local artists to continue the promotion of cultural perspectives through art.

Join us for a virtual interview and racial justice discussion as MFA student Keenan Dailey, discusses his mural, “Year 401,” recently unveiled as part of an ongoing art series project at the School of Social Work. Introduction by alumna and professor, Janet Carter-Black and interview conducted by Kris Koester, MSW ’12.

9.25.2020 | 4-5 p.m.

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Open Call for Artists

We are currently seeking qualified artists to submit proposals for the series, which will be displayed at the School of Social Work, located at 1010 W. Nevada Street in Urbana, IL. This opportunity is open to students, professional artists in the Champaign-Urbana community, or artists with ties to the University of Illinois.

All estimates should include the artist’s design fee, all costs of materials and fabrication of the work, and all materials necessary for installation of the work. The budget should not exceed $5k per project. Open to all art mediums.

How to Apply:

Please submit a proposed artwork concept, cost estimate, and explanation of your work to Amy Frederick at aeweber2@illinois.edu by October 19th, 2020. Submissions will be reviewed by committee and announced at a later date.

Entries Due: October 19th, 2020