Call for Entry: Out Loud 2017 Applications @ UMOCA (Deadline Jan 17, 2017)

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Salt Lake City, UT 84101 
 
 
 
 
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Apply to be an Out Loud Participant
KICK-OFF PERFORMANCE: NOV 18 | 6-8 PM
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JAN 16, 2017
Express who you are and push the boundaries of who you can be in this world.
Out Loud is an artistic platform for youth voices in the LGBTQIA community. Through explorations in contemporary art and the creation of a museum exhibition featuring their own artwork, students build their capacity for self-expression and cultivate their sense of agency as important contributors to our society. The program promotes a safe space for interactions with peers, mentors and the greater community, helping students build positive social connections and share their experiences with others. 
Teenagers who don't conform to cultural expressions of sexual, romantic, and gender identities and orientations have unique experiences and ideas that are too often dismissed by our society. These workshops provide opportunities for teens to challenge mainstream ideas and assumptions of who they are, reject attempts that reduce them to simple caricatures, and addresses oppression as they experience it in their own lives. 

"Out Loud offers a safe space for these teens to be themselves, express their ideas, thoughts and feelings, and learn from peers and other artists. This series validates their identities and shows them that they are not alone, that there are other teens, artists and institutions, like UMOCA, who believe in them." 

UMOCA encourages students in grades 9-12 to apply for our Spring 2017 Out Loud program. Applications are due January 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Please apply at surveymonkey.com/r/26YPFBZ. For more information, visit utahmoca.org/out-loud or contact Elly Baldwin at elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org, or by phone at 801.328.4201 x124


About the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been an award-winning aesthetic force and community leader since it was established in 1931. UMOCA encourages exploration into what it means to exist in today's world through art that inspires imagination, stimulates thought, and transforms society, and connects people around the contemporary art practice of Utah and beyond to shape an engaged and thoughtful global citizenry. UMOCA strives to be a place where all points of view, experiences, and ages feel welcome to explore the pressing issues of our time through socially relevant art exhibitions and programming.

UMOCA is a five-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and is a 2015 and 2016 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works grant award, as well as a 501c3 institution that is supported by public, foundation, and corporate gifts. Your contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated, and admission is a suggested $5 donation.
Thank You to Our Supporters: 
The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah
 
 
 
 
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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