Art2Action Call for Video Submissions
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Art2Action, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum, is launching a national Call for Video Submissions from Arab American, SWANA (South West/Central Asian and North African), Muslim, and allied artists and community members, to share lived experiences related to key themes in Lebanese American writer and theatre artist Andrea Assaf’s work: Eleven Reflections on the Nation which explores post-9/11 experiences across the U.S., and the DRONE theatre project, which documents direct experience with surveillance or militarized drones.
Videos should be 3-5 minutes in length, and should specifically reflect these themes. Video content may take different forms, using the aesthetics or approach of your choice–a story, poem, song, movement, media or more–to share your personal experience. All stories should be true, and all creative content must be original (or public domain). Examples include (but are not limited to): telling a story, playing a scene, reading or performing an original poem, singing or composing music, choreographing movement, making a short documentary, etc. Your approach could be as simple as talking to the camera on your phone, or as experimental as exploring mixed media or interdisciplinary video art.
Videos submitted will be considered for showcases on a new website (currently in development), and for screening in a national Digital Festival: Eleven Reflections on the Nation, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Selected artists from San Antonio, TX and Tampa, FL may also be invited to participate in live performance events in 2021-22 with the Carver Community Cultural Center, and Art2Action. Submissions related to drones will be considered for presentation, in whole or in part, associated with performances and dialogue events for the DRONE theatre project. Top videos may receive cash awards for artistic excellence, community value, innovation, and more! Learn more by visiting the Call for Submissions form, and SHARE YOUR VOICE.
Have a story to tell but not sure how to tell it? Come to this workshop!
If you are interested in submitting a video, but unsure of which story to tell or how to tell it, this FREE workshop is offered to help you find your voice and aesthetic. Interactive exercises, tools and practices will guide your journey from embodied experience to creative expression. The workshop will be facilitated by Andrea Assaf, with break-out groups co-facilitated by artists in the ensemble of Andrea’s new play, DRONE (in development during this residency). Meet the artists, explore your creativity, and share your story!
From Personal Experience to Creative Expression
Thursday, February 18, 7-8:30pm EST
FREE! Register at www.bit.ly/assaf-wrkshp