A Call to Artists & Cultural Workers
Request for Proposals
Climate Justice Alliance, Movement Generation, and New Economy Coalition are collaborating to amplify the strategic frameworks and grassroots solutions of frontline organizations towards a larger transformative cultural shift of restoring governance to the people and re-rooting economic decisions locally.
We’re calling on 5-7 artists and cultural workers to create 1-3 pieces of art / cultural work to move the “Creative Wildfire” manifesto into popular culture.
- is bold and rooted in a transformative politic that inspires and activates masses of people through art and culture
- uplifts the powerful work of frontlines organizations who are building radical alternatives to the extractive system on the ground
- expands our vision around reinvesting in community-controlled solutions for regenerative solidarity economies
- captures this pivotal moment in time and challenges the dominant narrative to “return to normal”
What we’re asking of selected artists
Participate in an orientation session in July
Participate in a unique, interactive workshop hosted by the three organizations, focused on the inspiration and political framework behind the Manifesto
Submit 1-3 pieces by October 15th
Support the dissemination of your artwork (virtual and/or in person)
What we’re offering
$2,000-7,000 per artist to cover labor, access needs, and material. Artists will receive 85% of their approved budget by August 1st, and 15% upon submission of artwork.
An orientation and interactive workshop hosted by the three organizations
Optional: Artists will also have special access to invitations to join additional political education events the organizations are hosting this Summer and Fall
Continued access to lead representatives of our collaboration to support and be in conversation during the creation process
Distribution and amplifying of artwork through a collaborative online campaign
Publicly hosted online showcase in November, details TBD
Selection Schedule and Timeline
|Jun 26||Info session on this RFP|
|Jul 15||Application period closes|
|Jul 23||Notifications of artist selection|
|Aug 6 + 7*||Artist Orientation and Workshop|
|Oct 15*||Finished pieces submitted by October 15|
|Nov 8*||Showcase (week of Nov 8)|
*If you are submitting a proposal, please save all of these dates in your calendar, in case you are selected. By July 23 you will be notified if your submission is selected and therefore if you need to keep these dates on your calendar. Thank you!
Proposal Submission Instructions
Please include the following in your submission:
- A description, in one of the formats below, of your proposed piece or pieces, how they relate to the content themes, and your vision for art dissemination in real life and/or in virtual space.
- Mediums can include but are not limited to visual art, digital art, memes, music, performance pieces, short film, dance, murals, comics, etc.
- Projected budget (attach in your form)
- $2,000 – $7,000 to include labor, access needs, and materials
- Samples of previous work (attach in your form)
- Link to websites, social media pages, or files
Accepted formats for description (choose one of the following):
- 1-3 min video
- 1-3 min audio recording, or
- 1 page written description