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Shelter Art Project: Unleash Your Creativity

Art is a medium of expression and can become your voice when the oppressors think you have been silenced. Violence, whether it is domestic or sexual, takes away a lot from an individual. While it leaves scars, there is healing too, though it may take its own course and time for each individual.

This art project is an effort by SEWA-AIFW and Violence Free Minnesota to let the world see through your art that despite the violence meted out to you, you are not only a survivor but a victor who has transitioned, triumphed, and won over your difficulties!

We are partnered with Violence Free Minnesota to hold this contest with several women’s shelters around Minnesota.

Click here to learn about Violence Free Minnesota.

SEWA-AIFW will reserve the right to utilize your submission, for SEWA purposes only, including but not limited to online, in print, and for marketing and/or fundraising purposes.


Contest Information

Theme

COVID-19 and Me: Transitions, Triumphs, and Difficulties


Who Can Submit?

This contest is for anyone living in a shelter in Minnesota.


Age Groups

The contest will be divided into three age groups:

  • 8-13 years old
  • 14-18 years old
  • 19 or older


Art Dimensions & Medium

The size of the artwork should be 8.5″ x 11″. The medium is up to you!


Prize

The first place winner of each age group will receive a $150 gift card!


Submission

Click here to submit your art piece and application.

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021

Submission Release: By signing & submitting my work, I hereby certify that this piece is solely my creation. I permit SEWA-AIFW the right to utilize my name & submission, for SEWA purposes only, including but not limited to: online, in print, and for marketing and/or fundraising purposes I have read this agreement and understand it.

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