With less than a month left before the Presidential Election in the United States, getting out the vote and the participation of the citizen in the democratic process has never been more important.
In fact, it is difficult for many of us to recall the last time the stakes in a political contest were so high, not only for Americans but for the world as a whole. People around the globe are watching this campaign as it unfolds, waiting and wondering whether the Bush administration will be given a second mandate, or if John Kerry and the democratic party will be given their first term of governance in a post 9/11 world.
While those of us who reside outside the US cannot directly influence the outcome of this election, we can and should do whatever we can to encourage participation in the electoral process, not only in America but in all democratic nations.
With this goal in mind the ArtPolitic political art collective is issuing an an open call to any and all artists interested in contributing to our upcoming campaign on the theme of voting and elections. Submissions may be visual art, photography, prose, poetry or essay and should be submitted in GIF, JPG, TIFF, TXT or DOC format. Deadline for submissions is October 30th, 2004.
Submissions can be made via the ArtPolitic website or emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.