Request for Proposals – Art of Activism Exhibition and Outdoor Banner Display
Maryland Hall, in partnership with the Banneker Douglass Museum and Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, invites Maryland-based Black artists, whose work encapsulates activism and social justice through education, to send proposals to take – one of six – 5 ft. x 9 ft tall Black Lives Matter banners, which are currently hanging on the front steps of Maryland Hall, to use as a canvas for justice. Selected artists are asked to challenge viewers’ perception of art by using their individual banner as a platform to discuss social oppression and systemic patterns through visual or performance art. Artists will receive a payment of $1,000 to design and create their banners.
Applications are due by Friday, November 13, 2020. Apply here.
The 6 artists selected by a panel of jurors, in addition to having their finished banners displayed on our campus, will participate in a curated exhibition, Art of Activism, which will be on display at Maryland Hall from (January 8 – February 27, 2021). Hand-selected protest art from private collections will be shown throughout the building to complement current activist art.
Finally, additional artists will be chosen to create work on smaller Black Lives Matter banners that will hang at the Banneker Douglass Museum and will coincide with the Art of Activism showcase at Maryland Hall.
Read more and download the full request for proposal here: https://www.marylandhall.org/galleries/exhibitions-calendar/art-of-activism/