MOVE Texas is looking to identify five emerging artists from across the Lone Star State for its Spring semester National Artists of Texas Fellowship. This program seeks to use the visual arts to engage and inspire a new generation of Texas voters and civic life. This semester is unique, as we leave behind the election season, Texas heads into its 87th Legislative Session. Through the course of the legislative session, these artists will be creating unique collections of civic engagement and education touchpoints and serve as creative ambassadors for the movement. This fellowship is part of the Lonestar Artist Collaborative, MOVE Texas’ year-long project to empower artists in civic life.
What we’re looking for:
- Emerging Texas-based visual artists passionate about civic engagement, issue advocacy, and raising hell;
- A work style that is flexible, respectful and collaborative, and will maintain a supportive, empowering work culture;
- A willingness to use your platform to encourage your friends, neighbors, followers and more to get involved.
Please note: We care more about your desire to do the work than whether you have formal or informal experience. We do not require formal education experience. Please submit your application if this opportunity excites you! MOVE Texas is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.
For more information on the Lonestar Artist Collaborative, contact MOVE Texas Communications Director, Charlie Bonner – Charlie@MOVETexas.org
Gonzales Gallery Series IV: Arts & Activism
Last semester, the San Antonio Report and MOVE Texas teamed up to present a Virtual Gonzales Gallery featuring the inaugural National Artist of Texas fellows. Here’s some of the work featured in the virtual gallery from artists Adraint Bereal, Bithia Dantoumda, Sierra Devuyst, Lindsey Lee, and Ana Ruiz.
Fall Art Fellow Testimonials
“The MOVE Texas Artist Fellowship was an absolutely incredible experience. The creative freedom, structure and feedback was amazing. I looked forward to the briefs that marked the end of different deadlines to see what the artists came up with, gain feedback and hear of political and legal developments that MOVE Texas was focused on, as well as hang out with new friends. It felt so good to be able to give back while the world felt like chaos. This fellowship also allowed me to connect with new clients because of my work with Move and have awesome stats for future client projects, as well as forge new connections with other artists that I may not have had the opportunity to know. I am so glad I was able to be a part of this program.”
“LOVED IT! There’s so much to be learned and gained from using our artistic talents to communicate a clear message in the world of politics. I feel even more empowered to empower others through my work than before.”
“MOVE Texas is an incredible organization advocating for power in numbers when it comes to voting. We are all too aware of the dismal voter turnout numbers of the past, and MOVE works to educate and register new voters, so we can have a government that truly represents the people. Through the National Artist of Texas Fellowship, MOVE gave me a platform to make art that empowered people to choose their future, and as a creator, it was an incredibly rewarding experience. I had the opportunity to create designs seen by people all around the country, and after the election, we were able to celebrate record-breaking voter turnout in Texas. I would absolutely recommend this fellowship to any artists that want to diversify their portfolio and collaborate with a spectacular team, all while making a difference in local and national government.”