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Interactive Exhibition: Visual Arts, Performance & Community Stories
Use Your Phone to Submit Your Artwork. Participate today!

Since George Floyd was murdered, artwork protesting Black lives lost to police violence have emerged all over the world. They include street art, projections, performances/spoken word/music, photographs, posters, murals, sculpture, quilts, crafts, temporary replacements for toppled statues, animations, bead works, digital projects, and more.

Art Against Racism, a nonprofit organization, invites you to participate in a nation-wide virtual exhibition of art by artists, community activists, and organizations created in response to the murder of George Floyd. Your submissions will document the power of this moment and will serve as a living archive for preserving the breadth of art inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Your submissions will be part of an interactive exhibition on the Art Against Racism website, going live on October 17, 2020 at 5 pm EST. The virtual exhibition will be searchable by artist/contributor’s name and location.

Submission themes include, but are not limited to, racism, police violence, mass incarceration, African American historical figures or moments, murdered and martyred victims of racism and white supremacy, civil rights, and community needs that have been affected by systemic racism.

We look forward to seeing your art, art by your friends, murals, street art, music, poetry, and performance!

How to Participate

Start by downloading the free Cinebody app (Apple) or (Android). https://cinebody.app.link/sign-up?join_code=aar20

Use CODE aar20 to register. Fill out the release form, which allows Art Against Racism to exhibit your work.

Visual artists - a 1 to 2 minute description of your project and how it reflects the anti-racism movement. Please also include static shots of the art and a title card with your name and social media details for use in editing.

Performing artists - a 3 to 5 minute performance that relates to the anti-racist movement. This could be a single song or selection of poetry. Please also include a title card with your name and social media details for use in editing.

Questions? See the FAQ.

And don’t forget to post to all your social media channels using the hashtags #artagainstracism and #memorial.monument.movement.

For further information: info@artagainstracism.org #ARTAgainstRacism

Contact Information:

Contact Name:

Rhinold Ponder


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