The Arlington Human Rights Commission (AHRC, Arlington, MA) seeks a BIPOC artist to create new work or adapt existing work for 6 designs for light pole banners to celebrate Black History Month, February 2022. Banners will be hung along Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Heights for the month of February.
2022 THEME: YOUNG PEOPLE LEADING THE NEW CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
From the Birmingham Children’s March of 1963 in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s, to the Children’s Peace Marches of the Black Lives Matter Movement, kids have made it known they will not be left out of the fight for an equitable future. Young people are at the center of a new civil rights movement which includes housing and environmental justice, food insecurity, school placement discrimination and health inequity. This theme is open to artistic interpretation; you may represent historic, contemporary or imagined figures or use abstractions, symbols, patterns, and/or text.
Designs will also be posted on the AHRC
website and the website of the Arlington Commission for the Arts (our project partner) along with bio/information about the artist and link to their website. The project will be promoted to local and regional press and both organizations’ social media. Our goal is to commission a Black artist to share their perspective on the historical and/or ongoing struggle for equity, inclusion and racial justice. Only Massachusetts residents are eligible. Selection will be made by a subcommittee of the Arlington Human Rights Commission.