Call for Community Submissions for Resilience & Connection: Artistic Explorations of Mental Health
Apr 11, 2023
12:00AM to 11:59PM
Date(s) - 11/04/2023
Resilience and Connection: Artistic explorations of mental health is a community art showcase, brought to you by Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton Branch (CMHA Hamilton), The McMaster Student Wellness Centre (SWC), The McMaster Museum of Art (MMA), The McMaster Community Research Platform (CRP), Centre for Artistic + Social Practice, and the Centre for Advanced Research on Mental Health and Society (ARMS).
Hamilton, ON residents are invited to submit artistic work in the form of paintings, collage, photography, digital illustrations, or poetry, that reflect on your personal mental wellness journeys based on one of the themes listed below. Selected artwork will be showcased alongside student artistic works during CMHA Hamilton’s Mental Health Week in May 2023.
This exhibit aims to initiate discussions on mental health challenges and act as a powerful physical representation of an artist-centered self-discovery process. The goal is to reduce stigma associated with mental health issues and provide a channel where artists, photographers and poets feel comfortable sharing personal struggles, which is an important first step towards improving mental wellness.
All submissions must meet the following guidelines:
• Canvas/photo/digital art dimensions: 16″ x 20″ OR 11″ x 14″ (other canvas dimensions may not be able to be mounted)
• Maximum poem length: 25 lines
A copy of the submission form must be completed and provided at the time of submission. Submissions may be made either by dropping off in-person at 131 John St S in Hamilton or by emailing a digital copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital submissions should be no larger than 10 MB total if sending via email; For those submitting digitally, if selected for the showcase, you will be able to submit a higher quality version prior to the showcase.
Artwork that is submitted earlier than the deadline may be used in promotional material, so early submission is appreciated and encouraged!
NOTE: If you are submitting more than one piece of art, you will need to fill out a separate form for each submission.
All submissions are due no later than 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 11th, 2023.
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