The design with the highest artistic merit will be produced as a poster and yard sign and distributed free of charge throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County by Sprout and its partners. Additional designs will be included on a “collection of community voices” poster. Selected designs will be freely available for download, and all submissions will be displayed online as a record of the community’s response. Submissions will be selected through a combination of juried art processes and public voting. You can learn more about Belonging on our website at https://belonging.art.
I'm especially excited for parents and teachers to encourage youth in our city and county to produce artwork for this competition. With that goal in mind, we've developed a small teaching kit that I've attached to this message. I hope you'll feel free to share this with your fellow teachers, with your students, and with any other community member who might be interested in contributing their perspective to this work. You can find the teaching kit and related resources at https://belonging.art/teaching-kit/.
If you get inspired by this work and plan to host your own community art-making event, please let me know! We'd love to list your organization as a supporter on our website, and we'd love to help you promote your event, if appropriate.
Tricia and all of us at Sprout