Call for Artists: Bring Her Home 2019 - Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island

Opportunity

February 14-June 21, 2019 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

All My Relations Arts and its partners invite you to participate in the group exhibition Bring Her Home. All Indigenous artists residing on Turtle Island are welcome to apply. All works must be original and can be 2D, 3D, video, performance, or installation.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island will highlight the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, as well respond to the increased level of human trafficking.

This call for Art will feature selected Native artists of Turtle Island. Half of the artists selected will represent the upper Midwest region: Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. The selected artists will be chosen by our guest curator/s.

1. Strength of the work focusing on artistic merit.

2. Strength of the work addressing the exhibition topic.

3. Diverse representation of mediums.

4. Diverse representation of emerging to established artists.

Please be aware this exhibition has the potential to trigger trauma in our artists & audience.

BACKGROUND

“When Native women go missing, they are very likely to be dead,” according to Indian Country Today 1 . The families are left feeling worried, scared, helpless, and resonate the plea: “We just want to know where she is. We just want to bring her home.” All My Relations Arts is asking you to respond to this plea.

For additional readings to inform your work, the following links are suggested:

Missing and Murdered: No One Knows How Many Native Women Have Disappeared 1

Heitkamp Introduces Savanna’s Act to Help Address Crisis of Missing and Murdered

Native American Women Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice Response: What is Known

Native American Women Are Being Sold into the Sex Trade on Ships Along Lake Superior

PARTNERSHIPS

All My Relations Arts (AMRA) honors and strengthens relationships between contemporary American Indian artists and the living influence of preceding generations, between artists and audiences of all ethnic backgrounds, and between art and the vitality of the American Indian Cultural Corridor.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) is supporting the exhibition in partnership with All My Relations Arts. The mission of the MIWRC is to empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity and to achieve sustainable life ways while advocating for justice and equity.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition ( MIWSAC)

Through unity we will strengthen our voices and build resources to create awareness and eliminate sexual violence against Indian women and children. We will vigorously apply our efforts toward influencing social change and reclaim our traditional values that honor the sovereignty of Indian women and children.

Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) acts as a catalyst to help Native people create the future they envision. Our work is founded on the belief that all American Indian people have a place, purpose and a future strengthened by sustainable community development.

The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) honors the resiliency of Native American people by strengthening communities and centering indigenous values in all aspects of our work; we provide housing and supportive services while also managing arts, cultural, and food sovereignty initiatives in Duluth, MN. Our operating philosophy is that every Native American deserves to live in a non-violent and non-threatening environment and has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

APPLY:

Click this PDF link and email the completed version to [email protected]

OR use google survey to submit your application

Opportunity Opens

Monday, Nov 5th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Friday, Feb 1st 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists