What is MIA?
Movement in Art (MIA) is a novel project from RISE Chattanooga that will amplify the voices of Chattanooga-area artists creating socially-conscious work. The project will be open to all levels of artistic disciplines. In order to reflect the grassroots nature of social movements, the featured work will be selected by a collective group of local notable artists/performers and community organizers and will displayed throughout the city on selected storefronts, billboards, and social media platforms. The project theme will rotate throughout the project year to reflect our city's evolving social and cultural landscape.
Art has historically been a major feature of social movement (political or otherwise) in the United States. As we see our country in the midst of social unrest and calls for change, we have also seen artists do their part to document and give voice to the struggles and victories of their communities. This work is being done in Chattanooga, but the opportunity to show that work is lacking. MIA aims to provide expressive platforms for our artists to continue being our community artistic anchors as well as provide financial support for their works.
In an effort to increase voter turnout, RISE is issuing an open call for artists of all disciplines beginning on Friday, October 2nd through Friday, October 16th with the selected theme of “Your Voice, Your Power, Your Vote.”
Visual art, poetry & spoken word, photography, original songs and taped live performances will be accepted. All submissions that meet the criteria will be included and featured on RISE Chattanooga’s website and social media platforms.
The top 4 finalists selected will receive a cash award of $200.00. Ten other submissions will be awarded $50.00 and receive honorable mentions for their work. The selection committee consists of notable local artists, performers, and community organizers.
For more information on submissions, please click here MIA Project - Your Voice, Your Power, Your Vote
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