Elevating Voices: Visualizing Social Justice Through Art

Open Call for Artists

The School of Social Work is 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, artists in the Champaign-Urbana community, or artists with ties to the University of Illinois. This series will contain works of art to recognize the need for, and facilitate discussions surrounding the complexities of racial and social justice. The series is made possible through funding from the John N. Chester Estate Endowment Fund.

View the first project of the series, Year 401, a mural designed by University of Illinois MFA student, Keenan Dailey.

How to Apply:

Please submit a proposed artwork concept, cost estimate, and explanation of your work to Amy Frederick at aeweber2@illinois.edu by Friday November 13, 2020. Submissions will be reviewed by committee and announced at a later date.

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.

Entries Due: November 13th, 2020