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House Life Project Seeks Artists and Writers

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House Life Project Seeks Artists and Writers


PEOPLE + PROPERTY: Uncovering Housing Inequities
Would you like to join us as an artist or writer for House Life Project‘s, People + Property series? If so, check out the call for proposals below. This is a paid opportunity, with compensation for completed work by agreed upon deadlines.

From May through October of 2017, the HLP People + Property series will focus on race and ethnicity as related to issues of vacant housing. They’ll explore this through six key themes: history, space, wellness, equity, movement, and change. Each month, they’ll have a community conversation around one of these themes. As an extension of each conversation, they’ll invite writers and artists to generate creative work that explores the complexity of the issues and generates new perspectives and questions. These cultural works, informed by personal knowledge, collective experience and ongoing research, will be shared with the diverse public via events and exhibitions at the HLP house and beyond.

Artists and writers selected for the People + Property series will be matched with one of the six key themes: history (May), space (June), wellness (July), equity (August), movement (September), or change (October). They will be expected to participate in a community conversation related to their theme, connect with the HLP site and communities, and communicate regularly with the HLP curator or creative editor.
see examples of past HLP projects here

They are looking for SIX artists (or creative teams) to develop projects for the People + Property series over the course of the HLP season. Professional artists AND people with informal art experience are welcome to apply. We’re open to a range of media and methods: 2-D, 3-D, time-based, sound, ephemeral, performative, and more. What’s most important to us is that we find artists who can connect creatively with HLP’s location, communities, and project themes.

TO APPLY: fill out this online form OR download a questionnaire here OR pick one up during an event at the house (605 N. Tacoma Ave.).  Send us your materials by 4pm on June 5, 2017. They’ll be in touch around mid-June. Questions: contact Laura Holzman, HLP curator:

They are currently seeking unique, creative writers for work relating to HLP’s People + Property series to develop written works over the course of the 2017 season. This is not limited to professional writers and they’d love to engage those who are House Life Project neighbors. What’s most important to us is that they find writers who can connect creatively with HLP’s site, communities, and project themes. If you think that might be you, let them know. They are open to all forms of written work: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, interviews. If selected, works submitted for publication with House Life Project can not be previously published elsewhere. Those writers chosen will be compensated for their completed work(s).

TO APPLY: fill out this online form OR download a questionnaire here, OR pick one up during an event at the house (605 N. Tacoma Ave.).  Send in your materials by 4pm on June 5, 2017. They’ll be in touch around mid-June. Questions: contact Twinkle VanWinkle, HLP creative editor:

A series inspired and supported by the Indiana Humanities INCommon Grant, part of the NEH’s Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity initiative.


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