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Open Call for Artists: Social Justice Art Series

March 10, 2021

 School of Social Work - Mural by Keenan Dailey

Elevating Voices: Visualizing Social Justice Through Art

The School of Social Work has finalized our open art call to complete the installments of our social justice art series, displayed at the School of Social Work. Submissions have been accepted and will be reviewed by the social justice art committee and announced at a later date.

Vision:

A series of art that recognizes the need for and facilitates discussions around the complexities of racial and social justice while elevating and empowering the voices of underrepresented populations and groups.

For the final installments, we are particularly interested in (but not limited to) art that represents one or more of the following groups:

  • Latinx
  • LGBTQ
  • Indigenous people
  • Aging/Lifespan
  • Disabilities (physical or mental)

The series is made possible through funding from the John N. Chester Estate Endowment Fund.

Year 401
For the first installment, Keenan Dailey, an MFA student at Illinois who focuses on afrofuturist art, was selected from a number of applicants to display his mural, titled “Year 401” in the entryway of the School of Social Work.

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