VCFA Partners with For Freedoms for Video Art Installation and more

The Vermont College of Fine Arts is proud to announce its collaboration with the For Freedoms art organization which has been gathering significant media attention in both The New York Times and Art Forum. As a part of the collaboration, VCFA will be producing a video art installation; a sign-making event and a panel discussion that correlate to the ideas in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech.

Selected work(s) will be shown in a public, out-door screening and projected on to a building in Montpelier, VT. Screening in early/mid-October–exact date TBA.

Submission Open Call, Guidelines & Eligibility

To apply, students must submit work correlating to the ideas in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, affirming the inalienable human rights of:

  • Freedom of speech;
  • Freedom of worship;
  • Freedom from want;
  • Freedom from fear;

Submission Guidelines & Eligibility

  • Deadline for submission: August 10, 2018
  • Fee: FREE
  • Artists must reside in VT full-time or be a current student/alumni of VCFA
  • Entries must be no longer than three minutes in length
  • Total running time for accepted work must be no longer than 10 minutes.
  • Applicants may submit up to two entries
  • Entries are submitted as direct links (YouTube, Vimeo, artist’s website etc.)
  • Applicants notified: early September 2018

See the application at https://form.jotform.com/81766507576166

VCFA Sign-Making Event

When: September 8, 2018, 3–4:30 pm

Where: VCFA Campus, Noble Hall

The Vermont College of Fine Arts invites the community to a sign-making event on campus. Attendees are welcome to create signs that interpret Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: affirming the inalienable human rights of freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The signs generated in the event will be publicly displayed on the VCFA college green. Materials will be provided.

VCFA Panel Discussion

When: September 8, 2018, 4:30–6 pm

Where: VCFA Campus, Noble Hall

Following the VCFA sign-making event, a panel discussion with artists, social activists, and educators on the topic of the role of art and contemporary democracy.

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