In March 2013 OneLife Institute will again host Transformative Visions, a multi-media art show and jazz / spoken word concert lifting up a vision of peace, justice, and possibility for our community and our world. Scheduled to coincide with the annual observance of A Season for Nonviolence, this event is intended to both challenge and inspire, offering a spiritually-rooted response to the troubling and urgent issues of the present day.
Visual and spoken word artistsare invited to submit works that explore peace and justice issues through the theme of Transformative Visions. We are looking for original art and performed word that address a variety of activist concerns and carry a prophetic and empowering message of positive social change. Please contact us if you are interested in submitting work for consideration, or if you know people we should be in touch with. The deadline for entries is Dec. 31, 2012! See details below.
The art exhibit will be up for the entire month of March, with the performance event held on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Studio One Art Center in Oakland.
The concert will feature the Richard Howell Quintet, an ensemble of outstanding jazz musicians who will also provide live musical accompaniment for the spoken word performances. Your support is needed and appreciated: grants, financial gifts, and in-kind donations from individuals, businesses, foundations or other sources are welcomed. OneLife is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible.
We also need volunteers in a variety of areas to help make Transformative Visions a success. Possibilities include: event planning, artist networking, community outreach, publicity and promotion, helping to hang the art show, set-up and clean-up, catering for reception, food donors, reception hosts, and more! Please contact us if you are interested. Thank you!
Call for Entries: Submission Guidelines
To download a PDF of the flyer with this information please click HERE.
Visual and spoken word artists are invited to submit works on the theme of Transformative Visions that encourage and affirm values such as dignity, freedom, equality, compassion, interdependence, peacemaking, justice, healing, and possibility. We seek original art and performed word that addresses a variety of activist concerns and carries a prophetic and empowering message of positive social change. Artists and performers from diverse communities and levels of experience are welcome to apply.
Selections will be based on quality, “fit” with the Transformative Visions theme, and overall balance of the show.
HOW TO APPLY: Send the information and materials listed below to:
OneLife Institute – Transformative Visions 6114 LaSalle Ave #759 Oakland, CA 94611
** Submission deadline December 31, 2012 **
ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE:
1) Contact information: Your name, address, e-mail, phone numbers(s), website URL (if you have one)
2) A short bio or background statement: Please tell us a little about who you are, your work, and your interest in participating in the event.
• For Visual Artists:
Submissions may be sent by e-mail (preferred) or postal mail. If your images are on a website, you may provide the web address rather than sending separate files, but please make it clear which piece(s) you would like us to consider.
For each piece please include:
1) Title 2) Artistic medium 3) Size / Dimensions 4) JPGs, PDF or photos of the work (include multiple views or detail views as needed) 5) How the work relates to our theme of “Transformative Visions”
• For Spoken Word Artists:
Please send a recording of the piece(s) you would like us to consider. This can be an mp3, a CD, DVD, YouTube, or link to a website where the specific work you are submitting may be reviewed. You can also perform your piece as a message on our voice mail system at 510.595.5598
Please also include the written text for each piece by e-mail (preferred) or postal mail.
** IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL APPLICANTS: Please DO NOT send the original copies of your work. We are unable to return entries.