Call for Creative Contributions

 

Are you an artist or creative practitioner, and interested in building an anti-racist world through the arts?

We invite all members of our U-M community–students, staff, faculty, and alumni–to submit your artistic, creative, or innovative response to the theme of the DEI Summit 2020: “Arts+Social Change: Building an Anti-Racist World through the Arts”

  • SUBMIT an original creative response/piece that can be part of our online showcase, such as images (photos, drawings, diagrams, etc.) and videos (documentation, performance, spoken word, etc.). Need inspiration? See our suggested prompts below.
  • WATCH for the launch of our online gallery of submissions on our Summit website on Monday, October 26 and JOIN US for the virtual Community Assembly & Discussion from 10-11:30 a.m. when we will highlight selected works.
  • STAY TUNED for an exciting opportunity for students that will be announced during our virtual Community Assembly & Discussion on Monday, October 26 from 10-11:30 a.m.!

** DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS **

**EXTENDED** | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 @ 9:00 A.M. EST


Suggested Prompts | Overview

Our definition of what is “artistic” or “the arts” is a broad one–one that includes any type of creative output or expression of innovative thinking.

-Respond to a word or phrase related to our theme:

  • Awaken
  • Envision
  • Imagine
  • Build
  • Renewal
  • Artivism
  • Art as resistance

Respond to a Question

  • How can the arts be an effective tool to help us imagine and build our ideal world?
  • What is the connection between the physical, biological, or engineering sciences (or insert your field of study/disciplinary area here), and our theme of building an anti-racist world through the arts?
  • What are the songs of freedom or protest? Share your interpretation, rendition, or response to this work.
  • How do songs, signs, and other visual/audio expressions contribute to creating an anti-racist society?
Suggested Prompts | Music
Suggest Prompts | Visual & Digital Arts

Visual & Digital Arts

Respond to our theme by interpreting or responding to an existing work or artist. For example:

Suggested Prompts | Performing Arts / Dance

Performing Arts / Dance

Respond to our theme by interpreting or responding to an existing work or artist. For example:

Suggested Prompts | Writing

Writing

Respond to our theme by interpreting or responding to an existing work or artist. For example:

Instructions

Use this Submission Link to upload your GIF, PDF, JPEG, PPT, DOC, MP3 file that is 1MG or less. Pictures need to be at least 800×600 pixels. You may upload a maximum of 5 files. The submission form asks for the following information:

  • Name (required)
  • Please indicate if you would like your name to be displayed: Yes/No (required)
  • Email address (required; will not be displayed)
  • Title of your submission (optional; to be displayed if provided)
  • Your university status: undergraduate, graduate/postdoc, staff, faculty/lecturer, alumni, community member (required)
  • A brief description of no more than 150 words (to be displayed with your submission).
  • Opportunity to upload up to 5 files of no more than 1GB per file

Tips for a Quality Recording

  • Review these filming tips prior to recording your video.
  • Be mindful of anything that may appear in the background of your video.

Submissions should be your own work. Your submission is considered to be permission for further use by the University of Michigan. 

** DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS **

**EXTENDED** | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 @ 9:00 A.M. EST

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Rose, ODEI Program Manager, mlairose@umich.edu

Thank you and we look forward to your submission!