The National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Performance Lab - PERFORMING ARTISTS CALL
Proposals from veteran performing artists on the theme of “Reparations” will be accepted for participation the Veteran Art Summit, to be held in Chicago, Illinois May 2 - May 5, 2019. The Veteran Art Summit will kick off the first-ever National Veterans Art Museum Triennial, which runs through July 29.
With a focus on the visual, literary, performative, and creative practices of veterans, the NVAM Triennial explores a century of war and survival while challenging the perception that war is something only those who have served in the military can comprehend. The Veteran Art Summit will bring together veteran artists from across the United States to strengthen the emerging veteran art movement.
To apply: Submit a one-page proposal for a performance-based project on the theme of “Reparations.”
What are artistic strategies towards reparations in the age of the forever wars?
Selected artists will participate in a one-week residency in Chicago, and also present their work during the Veteran Art Summit. This residency includes:
- Space to develop work (Specifics will be decided in relation to the projects accepted).
- Stipend in the amount of $500 dollars.
- Housing and travel to the Veteran Art Summit and Triennial
- Presentation of the work will be determined with the curator: but will include an artist talk, as well as presenting an excerpt of the work under development.
TWO veteran artists will be selected for the performance lab & residency, which aims to promote artistic expression related to the frames of meaning-making, reconciliation, and justice.
We encourage applicants from a variety of modes, including: music, text-based work, sound, dance, and embodied practices.
DEADLINE: March 23, 2019
Submit project proposal on the theme of “Reparations” through the Google form connected below/by following the link below:
In the case that there are problems accessing the application please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Libray Chicago is happy to be partnering with National Veterans Art Museum for their fourth annual event! This event is free and open to the public. View the current exhibition and “check out a book” while you are here!
A Human Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. Individuals volunteer as human ‘books’ and participants in the event can ‘read’ the book- meaning they would have a one on one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. ‘Books’ are volunteers from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community. Not sure what a Human Library event looks like? Check out this video: https://goo.gl/51QEob
Interested in volunteering with us? Fill out an application: https://goo.gl/forms/ju3w1RGKNiRtguSN2
Check back in for details about featured ‘Books’ for the event!
Join the Chicago Chapter of Quilts of Valor to for their monthly sew, every Third Saturday, at The National Veterans Art Museum! The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
Please bring if you can - sewing machine, rulers, cutting mat, cutting tools. Feel free to bring a pattern and fabric you have in mind. There will also be patterns and fabric available. No sewing experience necessary! People needed to cut and iron as well. For more information or questions contact Morgan Holtz at email@example.com.
Upcoming Quilts of Valor Sew-Ins
Third Saturdays 12:00-4:00PM
Visit the National Veterans Art Museum after-hours to explore the exhibits and learn more about the experience of serving for our country. We'll create block-print cards to bring cheer to veterans receiving treatment at Jesse Brown VA Hospital.
The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center consists of a 200-bed acute care facility and four community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Jesse Brown VAMC provides care to approximately 62,000 enrolled veterans who reside in the City of Chicago and neighboring counties. Their core values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. They remind us and others that "I CARE":
All ages welcome - best for volunteers ages 5 to adult. We provide all of the needed supplies and a healthy snack. 5 participant maximum per family and all kids must be accompanied by an adult. Additional details will follow a few days prior to the event. Registration opens through http://thehoneycombproject.org/ on the 15th of the month.
Upcoming Honeycomb Project Events
Join the Chicago Chapter of Quilts of Valor to for their September sew at The National Veterans Art Museum! The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.