Take an Art Break Symposium

Take an Art Break Symposium: Art is a Lifeline

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Submission Deadline: February 10, 2022

Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2022

Symposium Date: April 4-8, 2022

How can we use art as a lifeline to communicate, connect, and heal the world around us? 

Art is a Lifeline is a virtual symposium featuring artists and art advocates who are currently creating artworks, projects, and programs that empower individuals and communities to thread art into their lives in order to rise above difficult situations and challenges. Embracing the healing process of art making is key to our well being.  In this symposium, the non-profit art organization, Art is Moving, will host a series of art conversations, workshops, and artwork about transformation, process, and self care for all people and places. The symposium will create an environment for connection, inspiration, education, and provide ideas and recommendations to aid artists and other organizations working to create their own art and wellness centered practice, project, or artwork.  

In addition to welcoming proposals for art conversations and workshops, we welcome readings of creative writing, poetry, video art, music or theater performances (pre-recorded) in relation to this year’s symposium topic. 

Elements of the Symposium

  • Pre-recorded art conversations
  • Pre-recorded performance, video art, etc. regarding the symposium topic
  • Live Virtual Workshops led by selected applicants, moderated by Art is Moving
  • Live Group Conversation and Connection with those selected for the conversations, workshops, and artworks

Possible categories of conversation, presentation, and expertise:

  • Using Art for Community Development
  • Strategies for Communicating the Benefits of Art
  • Art as a Wellness Practice
  • Art in the Medical Field
  • Art in the Corporate Sector
  • Art as an agency for well being during and after Global Pandemics 

For consideration to be part of an ART CONVERSATION, please send the following to Lisa and Lauren of Art is Moving (takeanartbreak@artismoving.org) using the subject line: Take an Art Break Symposium Conversation Submission 

  • Name and contact information (email and telephone, website if necessary)
  • One page description of the project, program, or idea you would discuss during our conversation (250 words max)
  • Brief Biographical Narrative (100 words max)

For consideration to lead a WORKSHOP, please send the following to Lisa and Lauren of Art is Moving (takeanartbreak@artismoving.org) using the subject line: Take an Art Break  Symposium Workshop Submission

  • Name and contact information (email and telephone, website if necessary)
  • One page description of the workshop. We’re looking for 30 to 45 minute sessions (250 words max)
  • Brief Biographical Narrative (100 words max)

For consideration as an ARTISTIC PERFORMER, please send the following to Lisa and Lauren of Art is Moving (takeanartbreak@artismoving.org) using the subject line: Take an Art Break Symposium Artistic Performer Submission

  • Name and contact information (email and telephone, website if necessary)
  • Link to the completed work (if finished). Links to other related work, if not completed. If it is creative writing or poetry, we’re looking for a recording of a performance of the writing.
  • One page description of the proposed performance, video, etc. (250 words max)
  • Brief Biographical Narrative (100 words max)

Submissions will be selected based on the quality of the description, as well as its relevance in relation to this year’s symposium topic. There is no entry fee.

Art is Moving’s Mission Statement:

 Art is Moving creates, initiates, and shares community art projects that educate, encourage, and empower people to “take an art break” and make art part of their daily life. We do this because we know that art makes people better. And, better people make a better world.

Symposium Livestream Video