Artists & Cultural Workers
Mobilize the Vote!
In partnership with Houston in Action, we are thrilled to announce the selected ARTISTS & CULTURAL WORKERS who are working with organizers in Harris County, Texas, to motivate youth & people of color to VOTE in the November 3rd elections.
In August, we issued a call for proposals seeking projects in which artists will collaborate with organizers and/or community partner organizations to create culturally relevant artistic expressions that inspire & mobilize voter engagement. Houston in Action awarded 12 projects, in various artistic disciplines! 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!
Selected artists work closely with HiA, organizers, and Art2Action participating in bimonthly cohort meetings for peer exchange, and in 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 are being shared through digital means, and include strategies for safe participation during the pandemic. All funded projects must be non-partisan, and compliant with 501c3 tax-exempt status.
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