Thursday, August 4, 2011

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS - Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts Pratt Intitute


We are writing to inform you of the current Call for Artists for the exhibition Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts.” We would like to reach as many artists, local and beyond, who are engaging with sustainability themes in their work. We would like to ask you to circulate the notice of this opportunity on the Art Hash Blog to reach your network of members and subscribers.

The exhibition Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts”, is a collaborative project of the Pratt Center for Community Development, Pratt Institute’s Initiative for Arts, Community and Social Change (IACSC), and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. The project is a part of the Arts Implementation Fund of the Pratt Center, recently established through a generous grant from the Rockefeller Foundation’s NYC Cultural Innovation Fund. The projects of the Arts Implementation Fund, in partnership with community based organizations in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Cypress Hills create projects that support the execution of visual and performance art works created by local artists, artist groups, and artists abroad that promote a civic dialogue about community sustainability.

Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts” will be presented in Spring 2012 by the Skylight Gallery, a department of BSRC’s Center for Arts and Culture. The exhibition is conceived to demonstrate how arts, culture and media are powerful catalysts for social change, and aims to engage neighborhoods in a dialogue about sustainable living, making healthy consumer choices, and taking environmental action. Works in the exhibit will directly and indirectly examine the different components of sustainability such as, but not limited to: ecology, economy, equity, environmental consciousness, resource conservation and efficiency, agriculture, architecture, infrastructure, environmental justice and health.
Thank you for your consideration!

Rasu Jilani
Art and Sustainability Project Manager
Pratt Center for Community Development

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