The Project
Together we will get through this COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s support each other by adding our voices to an art project about coping strategies for the pandemic. Please contribute a brief message about something you are grateful for that has helped you get through the last several months. 
Your Submission
Ways to Submit
Submissions will be included in a mosaic sign that will trigger an augmented reality experience with audio that can be viewed with a mobile phone. The signs will be on view in several locations around Austin. Submission deadline is at least through December 7th. There are three different ways to submit contributions—written, illustrated or spoken. Download the templates and in the space provided either write a brief message or draw something—or submit an audio file or video of yourself talking (audio will be extracted) . See our Facebook or Instagram for examples. 
A SIMPLE DRAWING: Download the template. Draw something that has helped you cope with the pandemic in the indicated shape on the page.

A SHORT WRITTEN MESSAGE: Download the template. Write something that has helped you cope with the pandemic in the indicated shape on the page.

AN AUDIO FILE: Upload an audio or video (only audio will be used) file of yourself talking about what has helped you get through the pandemic.
FAQ's
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A SCANNER?
You can take a picture with your phone...just make sure to shoot the picture at the highest resolution your device is capable of and hold the phone as parallel to the paper as possible in order to prevent foreshortening. You can also mail your submission to: Caroline Walker, 916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702. If mailing your submission be sure to indicate that you give consent for your drawing or written message to be used in the project and on social media.

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A PRINTER?
You can still submit just try to make sure your drawing or written message will fit into a heart or a circle shape. To submit y
ou can take a picture with your phone...just make sure to shoot the picture at the highest resolution your device is capable of and hold the phone as parallel to the paper as possible in order to prevent foreshortening. You can also mail your submission to: Caroline Walker, 916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702. If mailing your submission be sure to indicate that you give consent for your drawing or written message to be used in the project and on social media.
WHAT IF I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING?
See our Facebook or Instagram for inspiration. 
About ​​​​​​​ArtsResponders

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Division of Museums and Cultural Programs is launching ArtsResponders: Social Practice Responds to COVID-19. Sites including The Dougherty Arts Center, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, the Asian American Resource Center, as well as the Elisabet Ney Museum and Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, have commissioned artists to train in Social Practice and engage the community in an artistic response to cope with and overcome COVID-19. The program will run October 5 to March 31, 2021. Learn more about the program at www.austintexas.gov/page/museums-and-cultural-programs
 Through a juried process, the Dougherty Arts Center has selected two artists and their Social Practice projects: Caroline Walker and Sarah Wilson. Learn more about the DAC at www.austintexas.gov/dac
Drawings, writings, or speech that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance, or contain  obscene material are prohibited. We reserve the right to reject any submission that does not fit our criteria. Email questions  to collectivevoicesaustin@gmail.com​​​​​​​
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