Make art. Document it. Send it to The White House.

Conservatives and liberals; critics and supporters; artist of all kinds are invited to send creative work to The White House as messages of hope and messages of concern in response to or in support of the politics, policies, and rhetoric of President Trump and his administration.

This project aims to create a unique collection of political art indicative of this moment, forever to be held within the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries, and a collection of the responses from the White House. Artists should submit documentation of their artwork and later documentation of a letter from the White House. In addition to the online archive, physical gallery presentations are being sought.

Artists are especially encouraged to participate during the first 100 days of the new administration.

For more information on how to participate, please visit

Project by: Steven H Silberg

Submission Requirements

  • Length. Manuscripts must be between forty-eight and ninety pages.
  • Previously Published Poems. Individual poems may have been published in chapbooks, journals, and anthologies.
  • Translations. Work in translation is not accepted.
  • Multiple submissions. No more than one manuscript per author.
  • Authorship. No more than one author per manuscript.
  • Simultaneous submissions. Manuscripts under publication consideration or prize competition elsewhere are allowed provided we are notified immediately of their acceptance.
  • Authors previously published in the series.  Any author who has had a manuscript published in the series should not apply again until three years after the publication date of said volume.

Application Procedure

  • Site. Apply below or go to
  • Deadline. Applications are accepted year-round with a rolling deadline of April 15.
  • Personal information. Applicants should provide the title of their collection, their name, an address, a telephone number, and an email address.
  • Manuscript content. The first page of the manuscript should start with the title of the collection, followed by a table of contents, and then the poems. Part titles and epigraphs may be included. Dedications, acknowledgments, or any personal information should not be included.
  • Anonymity. Submissions are judged anonymously. The author’s name and contact info should be submitted on the web page where you upload your manuscript but nowhere in the uploaded file. No specific identifying information should appear anywhere in the manuscript.
  • File formats. We recommend authors submit their manuscripts as a PDF, which offers the most reliable representation of what is seen on the writer’s computer. Microsoft Word documents (.doc) and Rich-Text Format documents (.rtf) are also acceptable but may display text and formatting differently when opened on the judge’s computer.
  • Revisions.  No revisions will be accepted once the application is complete and the manuscript is uploaded. The winning author will have an opportunity to revise the manuscript before publication.
  • Readers fee. A readers’ fee of $28 must be paid at the time of submission. Major credit cards and PayPal are accepted. No checks, transfers, or cash can be accepted.


The winner will be notified by 15 September 2017, and the press will announce the winner by 1 October 2017.

The University of Arkansas Press was founded in 1980 as the book publishing division of the University of Arkansas. A member of the Association of American University Presses, it has as its central and continuing mission the publication of books that serve both the broader academic community and Arkansas and the region.

Lawrence Art Center’s yearlong Ceramics and Printmaking Residency programs are designed to provide a supportive environment for emerging artists to immerse themselves in creating new work and expand on their area of expertise. Ideal candidates should have an MFA in ceramics or printmaking, and be able to work independently as well as in a community setting. Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated artistic excellence as well as interest in experimentation and innovative techniques. These year-long residencies begin August 1, 2017.
  • A private studio and 24-hour access to all studios (ceramic, print, digital media, metals, photo, drawing studios, and a wood shop) and studio equipment
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Housing for one year. House is furnished and shared with other year-round artists-in-residence and short term visiting artists
  • $1000 per year in dental care
  • $500 honorarium to attend a professional conference
  • An exhibition of new work
  • Additional teaching and other opportunities for extra income available
  • Teach a minimum of two classes per session x 4 sessions = 8 classes per year
  • Work 15 hours/week on studio upkeep (ceramics or printmaking)
  • Community outreach in the form of presentations, workshops, and events
Apply online through slideroom:
  • Artist Statement
  • Letter of Intent
  • CV
  • 10-15 work samples in a digital portfolio
  • 3 recommendations
  • $35 application fee
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Artist INC Fellows Maria Ogedengbe, JT Daniels, Beth Byrd-Lonski and AI Peer Faciitator Chris Dahlquist have all been selected for 2017 Art in the Loop: Cue! projects.

Art on the Line: KC Streetcar
  • Barry Anderson, Totemic Persona
  • JT Daniels, Wait Here
  • Lauren Thompson & Jeff Evrard, Then & Now: Faces of KC
  • Beth Byrd-Lonski, Silly Walk Ways
  • Shelby Burchett, Don’t Wait, Get Lost: A Cue to Touch
  • Sarah Wilkison, Run the Town: A Civic Trail
  • Jon Michael Johnson, Cue!
Art at the Library
  • Jeramy Zimmerman, Inscribed
  • Hema Sharma, Dances of India:  Vrikshasan: Where is your back? and Chitra Nattiyam
  • Annette Hope Billings, Places!
Additionally, the Art in City Market Park Selection Panel selected the following artists:
  • Chris Dahlquist, History Vendor
  • Monica Dixon, Cloud Canopy
  • Beth Nybeck, Breathe
  • Maria Ogedengbe, Fancy This
In mid-April Art in the Loop will release a more in depth press release to announce the artists, their projects and performance dates.  Also, please note musicians and performers for the 2017 Art in the Loop Music Series will be announced in mid-April.

Calling all artists, designers, art students, architects, emerging or retired—all are welcome to submit a proposal. Socrates Sculpture Park invites all to submit image proposals on the topic of democracy and American identity for the 2017 Broadway Billboard series. This call asks proposals to address ideas of the public, citizenship, collectivism, identity, and democratic freedoms.

Proposals should consider the unique elements of the site and billboard location—a public park, a space of advertising, New York City, and the diverse borough of Queens. Two proposals will be selected for the 2017 billboard series. The first will be unveiled on Independence Day, July 4, 2017, in celebration of and in reflection of the history of American political struggles; the second will be unveiled this fall.

To apply, email the following to (1) your proposed image*, proportional to a 10’ x 28’ billboard (2) a brief description or artist statement (250 words or less) (3) creator bio and/or CV *the image must be an original work by the applicant. Applications must be received via email by April 15, 2017 (11:59 pm).

HISTORY OF THE BROADWAY BILLBOARD The Broadway Billboard is located at the main entrance of the Park at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Broadway. Since the series launched in 1999, Socrates Sculpture Park has presented more than 30 billboards, including artworks by Edward Burtynsky, Meschac Gaba, John Giorno, Douglas Gordon, Michael Joo, Los Angeles Urban Rangers, Wangechi Mutu, Catherine Opie, Duke Riley, and Hank Willis Thomas.

The Hashinger Hall Post MFA Artist-in-Residence is a live-in role designed to foster daily visibility and informal interaction between students and visual artists. The chosen artist will be expected to pursue their creative practice, facilitate activities to bring art into the daily lives of undergraduate students in the residence hall, and teach one class a semester in the Department of Visual Art.

The artist is provided an apartment located on the first floor of Hashinger Hall. Two studio spaces are provided: one is open to the student community on the main level of Hashinger Hall. The other is a private studio in the Visual Art Department. Hashinger Hall is the residential center for the creative arts. The community is open to all students, but attracts many students who are pursuing studies in the arts. The facilities include a black-box theatre, music practice rooms, a dance studio, a textiles room, a painting studio, a resource library and computer lab, and several small meeting areas.

The students are highly involved in the programmatic aspects of their community including: Spring Arts Week, two annual theatre productions, and frequent open mic nights.

Requirements: • MFA or equivalent in fields that comprise the KU Department of Visual Art’s studio areas or related fields (Ceramics, Expanded Media, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Painting/Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles/Fibers) by the time of appointment. • An emerging artist with an active and engaged creative practice and exhibition record Preferred: • An interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary approach to studio practice and teaching is strongly desired. • A desire to engage with the larger community of the Department of Visual Art Faculty and Graduate Students, the School of the Arts and the University of Kansas and surrounding community.

For more information please visit the slide room application page:

After studying abroad and winning a grant, Tango music ensemble Cucharada is releasing its album ‘Primavera en Kansas City’ in two markets this April. This quintet will play selections from the recording at the Lied Center Pavilion in Lawrence from 8pm-11 on April 15. They will also perform at Madrigall in Kansas City on April 22 at 8pm. The band includes Johnny Hamil (bass), Juha Silfverberg (accordion), Sean Mawhirter (guitar), Tina Bilberry (violin), and Guy Montes (flute). Ticket options include pre-sale ($10), pre-sale with discounted CD ($15), and door ($15).

These shows follow a month-long, Argentine research trip taken by Mawhirter and Bilberry to study this genre, birthed in Buenos Aires. Their mentors included some of the finest Tango musicians in the world including former Kansas Citian Christine Brebes. Brebes will be playing at the Madrigall show as it coincides with a three week American tour she is making this year.

The group began its efforts for this recording after winning an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant in 2016. It was engineered by Nate Espy at Roof Top Media Studios. An accompanying video for the lead track ‘Re Fa Si’ was produced by videographer Jefferson Donald of Light Bearers Entertainment.

Proudly aware that it’s the only active Tango music group in the area, Cucharada deals with a musical history not unlike Jazz- a 19th century form that evolved from the dance halls to the concert halls. They have catered their repertoire to satisfy both listening and dancing audiences. From the “Paris of South America” to the “Paris of the Plains”! For more information, please visit or