Applications for the Spring 2022 National Artists of Texas Fellowship are now OPEN!
This upcoming semester, fellows will create works in support of voter registration, civic education, issue advocacy, and voter mobilization for the 2022 primary and runoff elections. As a National Artist of Texas Fellow, you will coordinate closely with other National Artists of Texas Fellows and receive mentorship from established artists joining our advisory growing committee to better understand the progressive movement and the role of messaging and activism in art. The semester of work will be broken into four lesson plans reflecting MOVE Texas’ issue areas and election season mobilization to provide education and resources and direct your artistic and political journeys. At the conclusion of each lesson, you will be tasked to create artworks on the topic at hand. Artists must be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment and also take on rapid response assignments based on the newscycle.
- Starting the beginning of February 2022 going until the end of May 2022 when the primary election and primary run-offs conclude.
- 8-10 unique pieces of art based off of lessons
- 1-5 rapid response creation
- Weekly meetings that will alternate between issue area lessons, professional development, and artistic workshop. Meetings will take place every Wednesday with time to be determined.
- Attend one in-person event at the end of the semester with date and details to be determined.
Applications close Jan. 18, 2022. More information about job requirements can be found in the application linked below.
Artwork from Spring 2021 Artist Fellows
Fall 2020 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.”
“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.”
Gonzales Gallery Series IV: Arts & Activism
In 2020, 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.