ART AGAINST RACISM
Interactive Exhibition: Visual Arts, Performance &; Community Stories
Use Your Phone to Submit Your Artwork. Participate Today!
Since George Floyd was murdered, artwork protesting Black lives lost to police violence have emerged all over the world. They include street art, projections, performances/spoken word/music, photographs, posters, murals, sculpture, quilts, crafts, temporary replacements for toppled statues, animations, bead works, digital projects, and more.
Art Against Racism, a nonprofit organization, invites you to participate in a nation-wide virtual exhibition of art by artists, community activists, and organizations created in response to the murder of George Floyd. Your submissions will document the power of this moment and will serve as a living archive for preserving the breadth of art inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Your submissions will be part of an interactive exhibition on the Art Against Racism website, going live on October 24, 2020 at 5 pm EST. The virtual exhibition will be searchable by artist/contributor’s name and location.
Submission themes include, but are not limited to, racism, police violence, mass incarceration, African American historical figures or moments, murdered and martyred victims of racism and white supremacy, civil rights, and community needs that have been affected by systemic racism.
We look forward to seeing your art, art by your friends, murals, street art, music, poetry, and performance!
Your participation will inspire other artists and activists all over the world to work together against racism, and a better world.
You can take as many shots as you want. See what they look like and delete the ones you don’t like. Make sure you’re holding your phone horizontally!
What do you mean by anti-racist?
You tell us and we’ll believe you. Make something with an anti-racist intent and you can hardly go wrong. Point your phone there and send it along.
What if I just started my project?
Participate anyway! We want to see what you’re up to that adds to the dialogue because it’s important. If you have begun it and can take a minute to give it a title and shoot it, then send it in.
What if there are lots of artists doing one big project?
Participate by adding your group name to your title card. One title card per artwork please. We need one person named for shooting the work. We need one person or group named as “artist.”
Can I submit music?
Absolutely! Be sure to include a visual component with music (if using artwork be sure you have permission to use it, please). Sound will of course be recorded along with the visual. Pick something relevant to point your camera at simultaneously (like a photograph or artwork in the public domain).
Can I send in still images instead of videotaping my artwork?
While we prefer video—it will look best in this project—we understand that some artists will feel strongly about submitting still images of their artwork. To submit still images, BE SURE THE FILE IS LABELED [ARTIST LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_TITLE], for example: Ponder_Rhinold_Hands Up, and upload the images to Dropbox (you do not need to have a dropbox account). Then, go back to Step 1 and on your title card be sure to indicate the images, by name, you have sent to dropbox. You must include this so that we can connect your images to your project.
How do I know if my video looks good?
Watch this simple tutorial to learn how to shoot B roll. And don’t worry—our team of editors will make it look good!
What happens if I don’t like what I shot?
You can simply delete and start again.
Still having trouble?
Contact email@example.com and someone will get back to you.
How to Use Cinebook
Start by downloading the free Cinebody app (Apple) or (Android). Use CODE aar20 to register. Fill out the release form, which allows Art Against Racism to exhibit your work.
You can watch a free tutorial on using the Cinebody app or just dive right in. Be sure to shoot your video in the horizontal/landscape orientation so that your video will look good alongside the work of other participants.
1) Using the Cinebody video app on your phone: tell us your name, the name of the artist(s) whose work you are shooting (if not yourself), the name of the project, and your location. Print on a piece of paper and shoot a video of this info!
2) Using the Cinebody video app on your phone: shoot video of your artwork! Make sure each shot is 10 seconds. Your shots will be automatically uploaded. You can delete your videos or upload new ones as long as the project is open. **While video is the preferred medium on which to submit your work, and will fit in best with this project, if you feel strongly that your work will look best on still photos, please see the FAQ on how to submit stills.
3) Using the Cinebody video app on your phone, record yourself or have someone record you on camera talking about Art Against Racism. What inspired you to make art about BLM?
That’s it, you’re done! Remember, the deadline is October 17 to have your work featured in the October 24 virtual exhibition launch, but you can continue to submit work through Inauguration Day. The project will remain live, with additional programming to draw visitors to the site, and it will remain a permanent archive of this moment in time. Don’t forget to post to all your social media channels using the hashtags #artagainstracism and #memorial.monument.movement. For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org #ARTAgainstRacism