Using their artwork as a means to communicate, artists have always taken the lead on speaking about issues that are important to our collective well-being. AVA’s Community Arts Program helps to make this happen in Chattanooga. Partnering with other organizations, we put together calls for art around broader social topics.
We're currently working with the CHATTANOOGA NEIGHBORHOOD ENTERPRISE, http://www.cneinc.org/, on a video contest for area neighborhoods, with the winning entry receiving a cash prize. Open to any neighborhood in the greater Chattanooga area. We had great fun with this project last year, glad to do it again.
Status: Project underway. Submissions accepted through October 19. Visit http://www.myneighborhoodrocks.com/ for more information. Winners announced November 9!
Also working with RIVER ROCKS and WILD TRAIDS for a call for sculpture made from fallen wood on Stringers Ridge. Works will be showcased at the River Rocks festival, October 5-14, 2012. (http://www.riverrockschattanooga.com/)
Status: Artwork is installed on Stringers Ridge.
And next up is a partnership with the URBAN LEAGE OF GREATER CHATTANOOGA (http://www.ulchatt.net/) for the creation of 2D art work around the concept of "Inclusion by Design," the theme of this 30th year of the Urban League in Chattanooga.
Status: Call for work, digital images and works to be delivered mid October 2012. Visit the Call page for more info.
AVA and FACES are partnering for FACES UnMasked again this year. The organization (http://www.faces-cranio.org/) assists those who are impacted by cranio-facial disorders.
Status: All of the blank masks have been given away, art work accepted back at AVA Oct. 16. Show hangs in the Main
Gallery Oct. 18 - 27. FACES fundraiser Nov. 1 at Theatre Center.
If your organization is interesed in partnering with AVA for a community arts project, please contact Anne Willson at email@example.com.
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