Beyond the Bars Art Submission Form
The 9th Annual Beyond the Bars Conference at Columbia University is seeking artwork in response to the theme of this year’s conference focusing on women and girls: the impact of incarceration and criminalization on women and girls, their families and communities. The many struggles for justice, equity, and safety led by women directly impacted by the criminal justice system will be at the heart of the conference as we create a space to design change. If you're interested in submitting please fill out this form by February 15.

We encourage submissions from women, artists from the LGBTQ community, and artists whose work represents experiences and identities that are often underrepresented in the arts. We look forward to seeing your work.

Selected artwork will be exhibited at the Beyond the Bars Conference on March 9 & 10, 2019 in New York City. If you are interested in submitting your work, please read the following guidelines:

Sizing: Due to space limitations, art pieces must be two-dimensional and must not exceed 18” x 24”

Artist statements: You may submit up to two paragraphs describing each work submitted, along with a brief summary of your art experience, including education, exhibitions, art-related work experience, awards, etc.

Format: Submissions must be in the form of drawings, paintings, photography, or graphic deign

File type: All artwork must be submitted electronically in JPEG form. Selected artists will be contacted about shipping their original works to us to be displayed at the conference.

Shipping: Once we review your submission, you may be invited to ship your artwork to the Center for Justice at no cost to you. All work must be shipped through FedEx. Additional details will be provided when we contact you.

Sales: Please be advised that there will be no art dealing at the conference, so you must label your artwork and provide your contact information, website, etc. so we can direct attendees to you in order to facilitate purchases.

We are hoping to exhibit artwork by artists who are impacted by violence and/or the epidemic of incarceration, including but not limited to artists who:

§ have experienced incarceration themselves
§ have experienced incarceration through their loved ones or their communities
§ have worked within the criminal justice system
§ have other experiences related to the criminal justice system
§ have participated in activism, organizing, or advocacy work related to social justice

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Artwork name *
How does your artwork fit with this year’s conference theme? *
What are your logistical needs to transport your artwork to Columbia School of Social Work? *
Please include an image of the artwork that you would like to submit for consideration. *
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