Gifts of Art – Call for Entries 2012/13 – University of Michigan Health System

Gifts of Art is currently accepting proposals for our September 2012 through August 2013 exhibit year.  One of the first and most comprehensive arts-in-healthcare programs nationwide, Gifts of Art brings the world of art & music to the University of Michigan Health System.

Our nine galleries display 50 exhibits a year.  They include 2-D and 3-D spaces that are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day, or about 3.4 million people a year.  This makes our galleries some of the most widely visited indoor, non-museum exhibit spaces in the state.

Entry Requirements
Selections will be made from online submissions or submissions by mail.  Emailed JPG images or in-person submissions will NOT be considered.  Individual artists must provide a minimum of 12 professional quality images.  Group shows must provide a minimum of 24 images. Only submit images that reflect the proposed exhibit.  Successful exhibits have a cohesive focus, theme or feel.  All submissions must also include a completed Exhibit Proposal Form, a reference sheet and a resume or CV.  A biography is optional.
 
Submissions must be received by May 15, 2012. 
All forms are available on the web at: www.med.umich.edu/goa

Selection Criteria
In selecting artwork, Gifts of Art’s primary mission is to create a more comfortable and calming atmosphere within the often stressful environment of a hospital and to provide a positive distraction for our patients, visitors and staff.  We take into consideration the medical and emotional sensitivities of our viewers.

Submissions must be received by May 15, 2012.
Final notifications will be mailed by July 16, 2012.
     
To receive the proposal form in hard copy, please contact Gifts of Art or download them from our website.

Questions?
Call Gifts of Art at 734-936-8829, 734-936-ARTS (2787) or email GOA@med.umich.edu  
www.med.umich.edu/goa