VCFA Collaborates with For Freedoms for 50 State Initiative

As a part of the collaboration, VCFA will be producing a video art installation, which will include a sign-making event and panel discussion that correlate to the ideas in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. 

Selected work(s) will be shown in a public, outdoor screening and projected on to a building in Montpelier, VT. The screening will take place in early/mid-October—exact date TBA.

Submission Open Call, Guidelines & Eligibility

To apply, students must submit work correlate to the ideas in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms affirming the inalienable human rights of:

  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of worship
  • Freedom from want
  • Freedom from fear

Selected work(s) will be shown in a public, out-door screening and projected on to a building in downtown Montpelier, VT. Screening in early/mid-October—exact date TBA.

Submission Guidelines & Eligibility

  • Deadline for submission: August 20, 2018
  • Fee: FREE
  • Artists must reside in VT full-time or be a current student/alumni of VCFA
  • Entries must be no longer than 3 minutes in length
  • Total running time for accepted work must be no longer than 10 minutes
  • Applicants may submit up to 2 entries
  • Entries are submitted as direct links (YouTube, Vimeo, artist’s website etc.)
  • Applicants notified: early September 2018

Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/81766507576166

VCFA Sign-Making Event

  • When: September 8, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30pm
  • Where: VCFA Campus, Noble Hall

We invite the community to a sign-making event on campus. Attendees are welcome to create signs that interpret Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: affirming the inalienable human rights of freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The signs generated in the event will be publicly displayed on the VCFA College green. Materials will be provided. 

VCFA Panel Discussion

  • When: September 8, 2018, 4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Where: VCFA Campus, Noble Hall 

Following the VCFA sign-making event, a panel discussion with artists, social activists, and educators on the topic of the role of art & contemporary democracy. GUESTS: TBA 

About For Freedoms: 

ABOUT FOR FREEDOMS

For Freedoms started in 2016 as a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms articulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941 — freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear — For Freedoms seeks to use art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values, and to clarify that citizenship in American society is deepened by participation, not by ideology.

For Freedoms is part of a rich history of artists employing means of mass communication to provoke political discourse. For Freedoms believes art, and artists, play an important role in galvanizing our society towards a more representative and transparent government. For Freedoms was awarded the 2017 ICP Infinity Award for New Media and Online Platform.

See more about For Freedoms and their projects at their website: forfreedoms.org