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National Artists of Texas

January 17, 2020

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 3: Culture is the ecosystem in which we live our everyday lives, making it the most valuable resource we have in changing the hearts and minds of voters across Texas. Culture goes beyond politics. Artists have an unparalleled ability to connect with people going beyond traditional means of communication.

MOVE Texas is looking to identify five emerging artists from across the Lone Star State for its inaugural National Artists of Texas Fellowship. A program that seeks to use the visual arts to engage and inspire a new generation of Texas voters.

If selected, artists will receive a $1,000 stipend to create unique collections of voter engagement touchpoints such as pledge to vote cards, buttons, stickers, posters and serve as ambassadors for the youth vote movement. As MOVE Texas works to register 100,000 new voters before the 2020 election, the work created by this class of fellows will touch thousands of Texans in the field, online, in the press, and at special events.

The five artists selected will create a cohort that will work with MOVE Texas’ team to identify unique ways to incorporate art and design into all areas of voter outreach.
What we’re looking for:

  • Emerging Texas-based visual artists passionate about civic engagement, voting, 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.

Join the inaugural class of fellows now