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Art 4 Activism

Arts at Michigan, ArtsEngine, and the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service & Learning seek original poster designs that address the themes of Opportunity and Access, interpreted broadly-- your message can relate to education, housing, employment, safety, etc. and encourage the campus community to create public awareness around these issues.

We're excited to announce our winners in
The Art 4 Activism Poster Design Challenge

The $400 First prize goes to "Paths to Opportunity" by Mitchell Lawrence!




And the $100 Public Vote Prize goes to "The Rain Falls on All" by Sarah Wolf!

2017 theme: Access to Opportunity

About the theme:

Your Zip Code shouldn't define your chances in life. The tough reality is that often it does. It matters for educational opportunity, for access to jobs, for long-term health, and for the economic vitality of households and neighborhoods. Researchers in community development, public health, adult and juvenile justice, education, economic development, and urban planning have all concluded that place matters to life quality and outcomes - as much as any other determinant. Access is about entry points, ways into systems or environments; what some experience as an open door is closed to others. Access to opportunity means access to... a quality education, to a safe and affordable place to live, to sustainable employment, to affordable and reliable transportation, to outlets for democratic participation, to fresh, healthy foods, and more. Maximizing access to these critical elements enables more of us to meet full potential - to live in opportunity. This year's theme, Access to Opportunity, sought art that shows the power of everyday people to redefine values and policies to envision new relationships, peaceful and healthy, to each other, to our institutions and communities, to the earth's various ecosystems - and ultimately, to opportunity. We call for art that will encourage the campus community to create public awareness of these visions around the access to opportunity.

Questions? Email Art4Activism@umich.edu

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