Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) is proud to follow our successful first year art project with the 2nd Annual Hear Our Voices Community Art Project in October 2017. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so the project will end on October 26th with a silent auction and reception sponsored by Elevations Credit Union.
We are asking artists from around Boulder County to contribute an art piece to help give visual representation to the experiences of surviving and transcending intimate partner violence. Stipends are available to help cover the cost of materials.
The thinking behind the project is simple: We are all impacted by violence, whether personally, professionally, or through local news reports of tragedies in our community. These are stories that must be boldly told in order for us to raise collective awareness, then celebrate and amplify the moments of strength, resilience, action, and healing.
SPAN is the domestic violence non-profit serving Boulder and Broomfield County for almost 40 years. In 2016 alone we took in 8,902 crisis line calls, we helped hundreds of men, women, elders and children with legal issues, protection orders, custody rights, counseling and immigration issues. Our shelter provided a warm safe place to stay for 316 adults and 67 children last year, while turning away nearly 1,500 due to lack of space. You can help us change that by using art to inspire giving, support and advocacy.
This project is dedicated to giving artistic representation to the experience of surviving and transcending intimate partner violence. You do not need to be a survivor of violence to participate; people of all backgrounds, experiences and relationships are welcome to submit an art piece.
• Please submit your ideas and art sample by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303 449 8454
• Stipends up to $150 are available upon request to help with costs associated with the art piece
• Submission must be in By September 8th
• Art pieces are due by October 13th
• All art pieces will be part of a silent auction event on October 26th
• All funds raised at the auction will go directly to client services at SPAN
• Art can come in any form, canvas, jewelry, sculpture, glass, photography etc.
• Art pieces might be displayed in other areas in Boulder County for marketing purposes