❗️August 2020 Workshop: Call for Submissions❗️
?… AND THE CHILDREN SPEAK: A Virtual Art Exhibit Through the Voices of Our Youth ???????
In seemingly the blink of an eye, our lives and our children’s lives changed in a myriad of ways since March of this year. From the absence of routines e.g., attending school, engaging in outdoor activities, the arts, playing with friends, visiting loved ones, graduations/proms – to the explosion of disturbing video images across their TV screens erupting in world-wide peaceful and violent protests, displays of solidarity and antagonism, opposing views of history and race matters passionately discussed amongst parents, other family members and friends…
What impact does or will this have on our children? Are they or how are they expressing their feelings about these sudden life experiences and changes?
We at SAAM believe that art is a voice, a recording of history, and the retelling of a story or experience. It’s a scream, it’s a whisper—both entitled to be heard. It’s an invitation for discussion. We are extending an invitation to children through the age of 18 to send us a copy of their art giving voice, telling their story, recording their experience of the past few months for our virtual exhibit entitled, “…And the Children Speak.” The art can be a sketch, painting, collage, quilt, sculpture, a performance (e.g., dance, singing, spoken word), written word (e.g., poem, short story). It can be a collaborative effort with friends, family, classmates, or other groups.
⚠️All submissions should be submitted to: bGphY2tzb24gfCBzYXZhbm5haGFmcmljYW5hcnRtdXNldW0gISBvcmc=
with the subject line “And the Children Speak Submission” no later than 9/30/2020 following the guidelines below.
▶︎ Images must be submitted in a digital format as a jpeg, png,
or pdf in high resolution
▶︎ Written word submissions must be photographed and then
transcribed in a digital format (jpeg, png, or pdf) when
▶︎ Video submissions must be submitted in MP4 format with a
maximum length of 2 minutes
All Submissions must include the following:
▶︎ The title of the art (if named)
▶︎ Name of artist(s)
▶︎ Age of artist(s)
▶︎ If applicable, Name of Group e.g., School & Class, Faith based
institution/organization, Community Center/Organization, Girl
Scout, Boy Scout, etc.
▶︎ Country, City & State of artists of submitted artwork
We are additionally inviting parents/guardians and the community to click on the link below to access Resources & tips for Students & Staff Well Being from the Savannah Chatham County Public School System website: https://spwww.sccpss.com/Pages/Resources-for-Student-and-Staff-Wellbeing.aspx
The provided webpage address these and other important topics…
▶︎ How do you talk to young children about recent current
▶︎ Coping during crises
▶︎ Resources for students expressing or experiencing symptoms
of an emotional or mental health need
▶︎ Explaining the news to our kids
▶︎ Helping youth after community trauma
▶︎ Talking to your children about race
We look forward to receiving your submission and sharing it with our viewers!
You may direct any related inquiries to Lisa Jackson, Education Coordinator by email bGphY2tzb24gfCBzYXZhbm5haGFmcmljYW5hcnRtdXNldW0gISBvcmc=
or by telephone (912) 721-7735.