Sunday, January 29, 2012

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - THE POSTCARD PROJECT: Bringing Canadian artwork into public schools


The Postcard Project is a research initiative to connect young students in a suburban middle school with contemporary, Canadian artists. The project invites all emerging and established professionals from across the country to participate in a simple postcard exchange. It will begin as each student chooses an artist/artwork they like from received images and creates a postcard in response. The student's artwork postcard is made and mailed and then the Canadian artist is invited to send a postcard back in response.

Through this project, I intend to facilitate cooperative learning and collaboration through an authentic dialogue between young and practicing artists. The Postcard Project will bring Canadian artwork into the public school realm, and help educate youth on different styles, media, and themes that artists are exploring countrywide.

How to Participate as a Practicing Artist: Send ONE image of your work, along with your name, full mailing address, and a short biography of 100 words to Mallory Diaczun at mallory_diaczun@edu.yorku.ca by February 13th. Postcards will be mailed to each artist by the beginning of April. Your response postcard must be 4x6” and postmarked by May 7th, 2012.
All content must be elementary school age appropriate.