Shoreline Arts & Equity Project Call for Artists

Call for Artists: Shoreline Arts and Equity Project
Deadline for first consideration: March 20th, 2020.
Decision: March 30th, 2020

Shoreline Community College’s Arts and Equity Project is looking for local artists from historically underrepresented communities who have a demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice in their creative work, to participate in a planned series of presentations and workshops during the first week of June.

Artists selected for this event will spend from 1-3 hours showing their work, discussing how it relates to equity and social justice, and leading an interactive workshop with students and other members of the campus community.

The series theme is Deconstructing Boundaries, which embraces many possible approaches. Our project intersects with the work of others on campus including the Community Read Work Group, which this year is focusing on the book Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth (Graham Street Productions, 2012), and a project working on developing sustainability-related curriculum We are inspired by past work at our college centering issues of equity and social justice. We are looking for artists from diverse backgrounds working in any medium, including but not limited to visual arts, literary arts, music, movement, theatre, film and video, and mixed media.

The Arts and Equity selection committee is made up of faculty, staff, and administrators from across campus, including representatives from Adult Basic Education, American Ethnic Studies, Art, Chemistry, Communications, Drama, English, Library, Multicultural Center, Music, Sociology, and Student Life.

An honorarium is included (amount TBD).

Proposals should include:
• artist’s resume
• examples of your work (see over for format),
• artist’s statement,
• brief (500-word) proposal for a presentation and/or workshop to engage students with the arts through an equity lens, 1 – 3 hours total duration
• your availability during the first week of June,
• connection to historically underrepresented community or communities (can be included in artist’s statement).

All materials should be sent to Brandon Fryman at

Formats for samples of artist’s work:

Literary Arts 3 – 5 pages of written work (complete or excerpts), in MS Word or PDF format, or link to a website

Visual Arts 3 – 5 digital images in a standard format such as .jpg or .png, 1200 – 1900 dpi, or link to a website

Music 1 – 5 minutes of recorded music in standard format such as .mp3 or link to a website

Movement 1 – 5 minutes of video in a standard format such as .mp4, or portfolio of digital images in a standard format, or link to a website

Film and Video
Theatre 1 – 5 minutes of video in a standard format such as .mp4, or link to a website
For forms that do not fit any of the above categories, please contact the coordinator.