Social Practice Art

Call for submissions for The Truth of Freedom Exhibit

Call for submissions for The Truth of Freedom Exhibit

The Truth of Freedom African Diaspora to Afrofuturism

Juneteenth Exhibit at Newfields 2024

Call for Submissions

Curator Angelita Hampton

In commemoration of Juneteenth, this yearís theme reflects on the history of the African Diaspora and its varied celebrations of liberation across the world while connecting them with visions of the future and the continued advancements of liberty and freedom for African descendants in the Diaspora. Continuing in the legacy of these descendants who engaged in resistance by imagining worlds of equality and justice for Black people, we take as our point of departure, afrofuturism, with its fusion of history, science fiction, and fantasy, to explore and expound new visions for the future of Black people. These elements of afrofuturism all represent areas where Black representation and Black stories have been nearly absent and areas that reflect the cultural fabric and storytelling of society.

Open to Black artists living in, or from Indiana.

All art submissions are due by 5pm 4/1/24. Please complete the Google Form with all necessary information, including

3-5 high quality images with title, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of your process and/or inspiration for each (the exhibit will include extended labels so you can share more about your work); contact†info, including social media handles, mailing address, and phone number; a brief bio and headshot.

Artwork needs to be complete at time of submission. All participating artists will have the option to have their artwork featured on TruthofFreedom website and in a full-color coffee table book to be available for sale in the Newfields giftshop. Further details will be provided after acceptance to the exhibit.

Artwork drop off 5/28 before 11am.

Exhibit 5/31-7/14.

Please pay close attention to the hanging requirements as Newfields has a new hanging system and D-rings require a different placement than traditional wire hanging.


The Artwork provided by the Exhibitor for the Exhibition will adhere to the following requirements

All Artwork must be displayed inside the Gallery space and cannot be located outside the Gallery entrance.
A label identifying the artist, title, and medium must be affixed to the back of each Artwork.
For all two-dimensional Artwork, the size limitation is forty-two by thirty-six inches (42î x 36î) in any direction, including the frame.
Plexiglas glazing is preferred for all two-dimensional Artworks.
Strap hangers or d-ring hanging hardware are required for all two-dimensional Artwork. The Gallery uses an Arakawa Hanging System and†Artwork will not be able to be hung by wire.
The Gallery can accommodate no more than three (3) three-dimensional objects total with the following restrictions

o††††††Each three-dimensional Artwork must have an enclosed display case, which will be provided by†Newfields.

o††††††Newfields†can accept two (2) three-dimensional Artworks with the size limitation of†twenty-four inches height by eighteen inches width by eighteen inches depth (24î H x 18î W x 18î D).

o††††††Newfields†can accept one (1) three-dimensional Artwork with the size limitation of twenty-four inches height by twelve inches width by twelve inches depth (24î H x 48î W x 36î D).

All three-dimensional Artwork must be self-stable within each display case or stable with the use of a mount.

o††††††Mounts must be provided by the Exhibitor and require the approval of†Newfields. Three-dimensional Artwork cannot exceed the maximum weight of one hundred pounds (100 lbs).

For any questions, please email curator, Angelita Hampton, at truthoffreedom317@gmail

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