People across the world are coping in a myriad of ways to make the best of their time in quarantine. For artists, channeling their creative abilities can be key to maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
The City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services department is calling on local creatives to make a contribution to Creative Quarantine, a video series that will give viewers an inside look at what it’s like to be an artist right now.
Artists are asked to lend their voices and collective insights into the experience of quarantine. The videos will serve as an archive of the creative voices of the incredible local artists that call Albuquerque home.
Artist submission: Lara Segura, Water Offering 3
Art is one of the world’s great unifiers, and in times like these, it is the mission of the Cultural Services Department to showcase how our artists can provide us with messages that comfort, inspire and challenge us.
The series aims to not only provide the community with messages from creatives, but also to give artists an opportunity to have a dialogue the community and gain exposure to new audiences.
Artist submission: Monique Candelaria
Artists who wish to participate are asked to record a video in which they introduce themselves, explain what they are currently working on, how they are staying creative during a time of uncertainty, how access to resources have changed and anything else they wish to share. The videos, which should be 5 minutes or less, can be uploaded to DropBox at this link through May 30.
A compilation of the videos will be created by One Albuquerque Media featuring work that will inform and inspire the public, potential audiences, consumers and patrons.
The compilation videos will also be distributed through other digital platforms, such as ABQtodo.com, during weekly social engagement roundups. While this effort does not come with a monetary investment, it is a unique in-kind opportunity to connect with diverse audiences.
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