Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Calling All Artists: A Call for Submissions

Calling All Artists:
Submit your artwork for a chance to participate in
the upcoming
This Is My House
Art Exhibition hosted by:
Housing Counseling Services, Inc.

Purpose/Theme: Artists are asked to send submissions that are concerned with or speak to housing disparity/discrimination and the complications that arise. To raise awareness in the minds of artists and the community at large of how housing discrimination affects all aspects of our lives, from who we are and where we live to the opportunities we have and the future that lies ahead.

Participants: Artists of all ages and styles are encouraged to participate and send submissions. Younger artists are encouraged to speak with parents, grandparents and older relatives about housing obstacles they have faced and the outcomes, both good and bad of those experiences.

Submissions: All nature of art will be welcomed provided it highlights the theme in an open and thoughtful manner. Examples of art include but are not limited to:
Performance Art: Poetry, Music, Drama, etc.
Visual Art: Photography, Painting, Sculpture, etc.

*Do not send original material. Photographs of visual artwork and copies of written
material only. HCS will neither return nor be responsible for damage or loss of
original material submitted.

Dates and Deadlines: All submissions must be received no later than July 15th, 2009.

Selected artists will be invited to perform or display art work in August at a public exhibition entitled: “This Is My House”

Submissions should be sent to:
Housing Counseling Services, Inc.
2410 17th street NW #100
Washington, D.C. 20009
Attn. Seth Lawler
More information: Contact Seth Lawler, at sethlawler@housingetc.org or call

HCS is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization founded in 1972 to provide comprehensive housing counseling, training, advocacy, technical assistance and housing opportunities for low and moderate-income homebuyers, homeowners, and tenants; to help them achieve successful living in healthy, safe and affordable homes. HCS’s goal is to prevent homelessness and increase sustainable housing opportunities by providing the skills, self-esteem and empowerment necessary within families and communities. Further, HCS works to build the individual and group capacity for economic, physical, and social development of homes, neighborhoods and communities.

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