CREATE: Call for artists

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CREATE: Call for Artists

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, and its Community Advisory Board are inviting Louisville artists to help shape the 2021 Health Equity Report.

CHE is offering a $10,000 grant each to two artists who will work with them for six months to engage Louisvillians on what healing, health and wellness look and feel like and what it can potentially become.  Artists are asked to envision an art project, series or experience that creates a healing, caring, holistic Louisville. 

Artists are invited to submit a proposal either online or by mail to the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness, Attn: Hollenbach & White, 400 E. Gray St. Louisville, Ky 40202. The deadline to submit proposals is March 31.  A virtual meeting to share information and answer questions with all interested artists is scheduled for Monday, March 22 at 6 p.m. and will be live-streamed on the Department of Public Health and Wellness Facebook page.  Artists interested in joining the meeting should email  CHE expects to announce the winning proposals by the end of May.

Artists will be chosen by a committee made up of Center for Health Equity staff, Community Advisory Board members and a representative from the Commission for Public Art. Selection criteria include the project’s alignment with health equity, communication and clarity, and artistic excellence and merit.  

“The Center for Health Equity values art as a cultural medium and recognizes the role that artists have in shaping culture and vision for a community,” said T Gonzales, director of the Center for Health Equity.  “We are excited to be able to offer financial support for artists to explore their artistic journey in concert with the community for helping us achieve our vision of a healthy Louisville where everyone and every community thrives.”

Call for artist information session: Monday, March 22 at 6pm. join the LIVE stream on Facebook @LouMetroHealth