Thursday, November 3, 2011

Call to Artists :: Generation Art… Imagine Generation Art… Imagine!

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and EQ3 have partnered to provide a national platform for young Canadians to express themselves on social issues, to share their creative vision of a better community with all Canadians, and to acquire mentors, industry contacts and transferable artistic and entrepreneurial skills. WHAT IT INVOLVES

A nationwide contest: Creative young people, aged 15 to 30, are invited to design and submit original artwork by January 10, 2012 around the theme Imagine…. a Better Community to generationart@eq3.com.

Winning entries will be selected by region and become part of a limited edition Generation Art product line available for sale at EQ3 stores across Canada in the spring of 2012. One hundred per cent of the proceeds raised will be reinvested in youth initiatives, through the Michaëlle Jean Foundation. Winners will be awarded the Generation Art product featuring their winning design, a $200 EQ3 gift certificate and have the opportunity to spend individual time with EQ3 consultants!

Exhibits and Blogs: To raise awareness about issues of concern to all young Canadians, Generation Art will provide a variety of platforms where participants’ creativity will be displayed.

A virtual exhibit will be unveiled on FMJF’s website, www.fmjf.ca, showcasing the creative vision of a better Canada of all participants. Video commentary and blogs, featuring young Canadians take on social issues and solutions, will also be available. The exhibit, blogs and video messages will provide a rich tapestry of artwork and perspectives that showcase the unique contribution young people can make to a better Canada.

Workshops and Mentorship: EQ3 will welcome young Canadians to a series of three workshops focussed on working as a team to create art reflecting the project’s theme, creativity in the world of industrial design, and selling and marketing artwork. Those unable to attend the workshops in person will be able to participate virtually through online videos. During all stages of the workshops, seasoned industrial design professionals will be on hand to provide mentorship support for participants.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED For more information about the project, please visit: www.fmjf.ca/en/generation_art.php

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