BLAA's Summer 2017 Exhibition Call for Submissions
The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance's Summer 2017 Exhibition will be an exploration and celebration of the cultural value and significance of the arts in light of the current political climate. Harking back to the "NEA Four" and the conservative establishment's attack on arts funding in the 80s/90s, the imminent future promises to be a historical moment in which the arts are again directly challenged. History repeats itself. This exhibition serves as a platform for LGBTQIA artists to engage with this moment in their own unique and distinctive voices. Work can range from revolutionary to visionary, from angry to celebratory, from local to global. How do we make art when there are urgent political crises taking place around us? What makes art important and vital, to ourselves and to others? How do we respond when threatened? Overall, the show will function as part of a larger collective conversation about the necessity of the arts in society. Work will be accepted in any medium, including performance.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 30th, 2017 by midnight

SHOW RUN DATES: June 2017

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

-Please fill out the Submission Form below.

-The submission of digital images of work will be used for press purposes. Please email JPEG files no larger than 2000 pixels max width @ 72 DPI to bostonlgbtqiaarts@gmail.com with subject line "Summer 2017 Exhibition Submission by (Last Name)"

-Artists may submit up to 5 images/works for consideration. We suggest submitting wall pieces that are no larger than 48”x48”; exceptions may apply.

-******For time-based media, please submit a Youtube or Vimeo link where the work can be viewed. You may submit up to 3 video links.

-If selected, artists with time-based media must provide their own equipment.



ABOUT BLAA:
BLAA is a LGBTQIA group committed to providing support, resources, and community to Boston-based artists. BLAA’s goal is to provide a platform for LGBTQIA artists to showcase their work; promote public awareness of BLAA’s existence and mission; offer opportunities for artists to network with each other and with new audiences; and foster dialogue surrounding queerness and art. We aim to build community and act as a hub, offering support and resources for queer artists within the greater Boston community.

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