Families, Reimagined
Call for Asian and Pacific Islander Writers and Artists!

We are looking for Asian and Pacific Islander writers and visual artists to create original artwork responding to changing definitions of home, family, and community. This theme elevates one of APANO's top priorities this legislative session, Paid Family and Medical Leave, a bill that aims to put into policy an inclusive definition of family. We seek to commission five (5) artists to write pieces between approximately 250 and 500 words each and one (1) visual artist to create one original visual artwork in response to this theme and five smaller sketches to accompany each of the written pieces. These works will be publicly unveiled in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2019 and address the following prompt:

Chosen, multigenerational, multinational, biological, and more: our families and communities of care take on a vast spectrum of forms. Who do you care for, and who cares for you? How is your family visible and invisible? How is your family supported and unsupported?

We welcome literary and visual artists who work in multiple formats and styles. Written pieces may include fiction and non-fiction essays, stories, poetry, reflective pieces, and more. Visual pieces may include any form of dry media, wet media, digital design, and collage that may be captured and shared digitally. The works will be shared on APANO’s social media and web platforms, with potential to be distributed in a printed zine or chapbook.

The full call for applications can be found at http://www.apano.org/blog/2019/02/07/call-for-asian-and-pacific-islander-writers-and-artists. Applications are due by Monday, February 25, 2019 at 12pm.

Questions? Contact Candace Kita, Cultural Work Manager, at candace@apano.org.

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