Call to Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Artists

Project Description: Lane Arts Council is seeking graphic designers, illustrators, and artists to visually represent stories as told by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community members. Each selected artist will be asked to create an oversized poster art piece using imagery and the text from the collected stories.

Wordcrafters in Eugene has invited community members to be a part of StoryHelix by sharing their stories about “belonging” and their experience living in Eugene, Lane County, and Oregon. As a part of the first featured collection, Lane Arts Council will highlight stories from BIPOC community members to be visually represented and installed as a public art project around downtown Eugene during August and September. For an example of installations similar to this project please look at the Paper Monuments Poster Project in New Orleans.

Deadline: June 24, 2021 11:59pm

Eligibility: All graphic designers, illustrators, and artists can apply.  BIPOC artists are especially encouraged to apply and will be given priority.

Process & Timeline:  Each selected artist will be paired with a community story that they will represent visually. Artists will be selected by the first week of July 2021.  Completed designs will be due July 28, 2021.  These designs will be printed and installed throughout Downtown Eugene by August 6, 2021 and on display through September 2021.

Compensation: $300 per piece

Application for Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Artists

StoryHelix is project by Wordcrafters in Eugene, in partnership with Lane Arts Council, the Whiteaker Community Arts Team, and the Strides for Social Justice App, and sponsored in part by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Downtown Program Fund!