Gifts Of Art Program 2019 (Ann Arbor, MI) - Call For Artists

Gifts Of Art Program 2019 – Call For Artists

Gifts Of Art Program 2019 – Call For Artists

The Gifts of Art Program 2019 is seeking submissions for solo and group art exhibits for the September 2019 to August 2020 exhibition year. One of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs in the nation, Gifts of Art brings the world of art and music to Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan.

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Deadline: 31 May 2019

The Gifts of Art Program 2019 is designed to calm nerves, lift spirits, and engage minds by supporting the healing process and reducing the stress and anxiety often associated with healthcare settings. Therefore, Michigan Medicine takes into consideration the medical and emotional sensitivities of their viewers. Engaging with the arts in a medical setting can be an especially powerful, transformative experience for patients and visitors. The artwork on display is richly diverse in style, medium, form, and subject. They provide an ever-changing sampling of the best art the region has to offer.

Overt sexual content, violence, and nudity will not be considered. Michigan Medicine avoids pieces that are confrontational, chaotic, obviously depressing, or contain negative medical connotations.

Gifts Of Art Program 2019 Artist Benefits

The University of Michigan Hospitals are a large, academic medical center with over 26,000 employees. Nine 2D and 3D galleries throughout the medical center are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day. The galleries display over thirty exhibits a year. The galleries are some of the most widely visited indoor, non-museum exhibit spaces in Michigan. Artists are not required to have works for sale. Community and arts organizations are welcome to apply.

Social Equity

Michigan Medicine has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative campus-wide.  They try to make DEI a natural part of their business practice and seek shows that are reflective of diverse patient, visitor, and staff populations. Exhibits are highly public. They bring the arts to populations that may have limited opportunities to visit more traditional art venues such as museums and galleries.  Performances, art workshops, and galleries are free and open to the public.

About Michigan Medicine

Michigan Medicine is home to one of the largest health care complexes in the world. It has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the Medical School first opened in 1850. Their vision is to create the future of health care through discovery and become the national leader in health care, health care reform, biomedical innovation, and education. They advance health to serve Michigan and the world.

For more information, contact kmtalley@umich.edu.

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