Call for Proposals:
Artists & Cultural Workers!
In partnership with Houston in Action, we are thrilled to announce this CALL FOR ARTISTS & CULTURAL WORKERS to submit proposals for projects that will motivate youth & people of color to register by October 5th, and VOTE in the November 3rd elections.
We seek projects in which artists will collaborate with organizers and/or community partner organizations to create culturally relevant artistic expressions that inspire & mobilize voter engagement. HiA will award a minimum of four (4) projects, in various artistic disciplines, for the design, implementation and community engagement leading up to the November 2020 elections.
THE GOAL: To activate Youth, Black, Latinx, & Asian American communities to register & turn-out to vote in Houston, TX (and beyond!). Collectively, we hope these artist-led, cultural organizing projects will mobilize over 100,000 new voters this year!
Award Amount: $10,00
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, August 23, 2020 (11:59pm Central Time)
Notification: September 1, 2020
Start Date: September 8, 2020
End Date: December 15, 2020
Selected artists will be required to submit a detailed work plan to HiA and Art2Action staff, work closely with community organizers, and participate in 3-4 online Houston in Action Academy trainings and/or Learning Exchanges with Art2Action, including:
Voter Registration / Engagement
Cultural Organizing: Framework & Values
Art & Digital Organizing: Tools & Best Practices
Evaluation: Planning & Process
All projects must be easily shared through digital means, and must include strategies for safe participation during the pandemic. Preference will be given to projects led by artists who reflect the demographics of the communities we are trying to engage (youth, Black, Indigenous and People of Color), and/or the neighborhoods they live in, or who have established relationships in those communities.
All funded projects must be non-partisan, and compliant with Houston in Action’s 501c3 tax-exempt status.
Save the Date: September 4, 4pm Central - Racial Justice Training
The Houston in Action Academy & Art2Action, Inc. team up to present a free series of online trainings examining Racial Justice. This first session, featuring Keryl McCord, founder of Equity Quotient, will focus on developing a shared historical analysis, with respondants from Houston communities. Details coming soon!