2017 Rock Your HeArt Out! Storyteller Application
To apply as a 2018 RYHO Storyteller please complete the application below. Be sure to link to your best work! The RYHO Storyteller application will close on July 28, 2018. Our Selection Panel will review all submissions and selected artists will be notified the first week of August.

Storytellers will be paired with former HRI clients at the beginning of August. Final artwork must be completed by September 30, 2018.

Thank you in advance for your interest in telling our clients stories!

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Human Rights Initiative (HRI), will host their second annual Rock Your HeArt Out! Art Auction & Concert in October of 2018 at Life In Deep Ellum. 6-10 artists will have the opportunity to tell the story of abuse, immigration, and the journey to freedom through their art. Each selected artist (2018 RYHO Storyteller) will partner with a HRI client through sculptures, paintings, and photography to create a narrative that documents the client’s path to safety, liberty, and opportunity.

Each piece will be installed at Life in Deep Ellum for the Rock Your HeArt Out Art Auction & Concert, giving event attendees and online followers the opportunity to bid in the art auction. All money raised will directly benefit immigrants and asylum seekers who have been tortured and abused.

Last year the Rock Your HeArt Out Concert raised over $80,000 and featured local Dallas artists whose storytelling landed national attention. Learn more about RYHO here: www.rockyourheartout.org

This is a volunteer opportunity. At this time our organization is not able to compensate our artists.

A few of our artist-client pairs will have the opportunity to have their process documented on film. Watch HRI client, Daniela, and 2017 Storyteller, Treena Muir as they worked together last year.
RYHO 2017 Artwork
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RYHO 2016
'Journey Home', Richard Ross
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