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Call for Artists

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Call for Artists




Call for Artists: Priority will be given to artists in the Shelby Co area.

Deadline: 4 PM, May 11.

Program Overview:  Art for Learning’s (AFL) Fresh StART program engages students in a school-based effort to improve their community through art. In a series of workshops, students and their families identify what they could do to improve their neighborhood or space. Students are encouraged through various art forms to share their thoughts about a particular topic. The students’ artworks in a form of, but not limited to, a story, dance, poem, sculpture, will serve as the inspiration for the final work produced by a professional artist.

Project Goal: To design and produce an outdoor installation that is inspired by the students’ personal narratives about kindness, empathy, and appreciation of differences. The artwork will be installed in a vacant area adjacent to the playground.


  • Design ideas must clearly depict student voice
  • Ability to present three (3) design ideas for voting by the school community
  • Must participate in a culminating/public reveal event
  • Response to communications in a timely manner
  • Document the progress of the work on social media to keep the students informed
  • Submit brief journal entries to AFL
  • Enter into a contractual agreement with AFL and agree to a background check

$3,320: all-inclusive fee for the artist fee, materials, production, cost of installation, travel and transportation, and other related expenses. 2/3 of the amount will be paid at the start of the project; final payment will be released upon completion.

Project Timeframe (dates are subject to change)

May 14: 2- hr. planning meeting with the project team; reading of students’ stories

May 22: present prototypes

June-July: production

August: install artwork / reveal ceremony, date tbd

To apply for consideration

Email a cover letter and resume detailing exhibition or related experience to Calle Tinkham at Please include photos or websites of portfolio examples if possible.



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