Social Media Guidelines for MAKE YOUR MARK
Thank you for participating in MAKE YOUR MARK artist initiative with VOTE.ORG / PLAN YOUR VOTE. Your partnership is truly appreciated.
Our goal is to activate young voters in the upcoming midterms. We found through our PLAN YOUR VOTE campaign that art resonates and inspires action, so with less than 30 days before the election, we need to get the word out about our contest.
Please share our Open Call Entry Ask (images + caption) on your social media, newsletters, and websites.
The winner will get their work published in frieze Magazine and receive a collection of twenty art catalogs from Taschen Publishers. The first thirty entries will get a Taschen art catalog.
Access to sharable MAKE YOUR MARK Images and reels here.
Copy/paste the following caption into your Instagram and/or Facebook:
MAKE YOUR MARK is a competition that passes the paintbrush to the next generation of aspiring artists, students, and creatives to activate their network of friends, classmates and family to vote in the upcoming midterm election.
Submit an artwork using our guidelines and toolkit. Last day to submit is Monday, October 31, 2022. The winner’s art will be published in frieze Magazine and receive a collection of twenty art catalogs from Taschen Publishers. The first thirty entries will get a Taschen art catalog. Visit PlanYourVote.org for more info and submission guidelines. #MakeYourMark, #PlanYourVote, #VoteReady, @votedotorg and @planyourvote
Calling all artists! Submit a piece for MAKE YOUR MARK + help get people to the polls. Deadline Oct 31. Winner will be featured in @friezeofficial magazine. Visit PlanYourVote.org for guidelines. #MakeYourMark,#PlanYourVote,#VoteReady,@votedotorg,@planyourvote
HASHTAGS & TAGS
#MakeYourMark, #PlanYourVote, #VoteReady, @votedotorg, @planyourvote
1. Sticky Button: embed our voter tools “sticky button” on your website - URL button here. Tools include Register, Verify, Absentee, and Reminder.
2. Reels Library: access to artworks by Patti Smith, Christine Sun Kim and Monument Lab here.
3. Image Library: access to 2020 PLAN YOUR VOTE initiative artworks here.
Thank you for your commitment to civic engagement. As a reminder we are a non partisan organization and our aim is get people to the polls, registered and voter ready. Vote.org and PLAN YOUR VOTE cannot amplify any content that references candidates or political parties.
From the team at PLAN YOUR VOTE and Vote.org
MAKE YOUR MARK is a new award that aims to reach young creatives and emerging artists across the country, ensuring younger Americans and voters of color vote this November. With less than 30 days from the 2022 midterm elections, Frieze andVote.org, via the joint PLAN YOUR VOTE initiative, announce an Open Call for digital art designed to increase the number of young Americans who vote on or before November 8, 2022. Titled MAKE YOUR MARK, this new award aims to promote youth civic engagement by recognizing new creative talent, with the winning work featured in an upcoming issue of frieze magazine.
MAKE YOUR MARK is part of Vote Ready, Vote.org’s get-out-the-vote (GOTV) midterm campaign, where the organization aims to reach more than four million young voters and register more than one million new voters by November 8, 2022.
“In our last election cycle, we engaged over 70 renowned artists and partnered with 130 leading institutions, demonstrating how cultural capital is our creative community,” said Christine Messineo, Director of Frieze, Americas and Executive Director of Plan Your Vote ‘This year, we pass the paintbrush to a young generation of emerging and aspiring artists – our first-time voters, our students, our future visionaries to MAKE YOUR MARK. In the upcoming days, we want to activate our friends, our family and our community to check their registration, register, and vote. Our countdown begins!’
‘Young voters care about the direction of their local communities,’ added Andrea Hailey, CEO of Vote.org. ‘Through this contest, young voters can speak to and motivate one another by using creativity to convey how some of the most consequential policies and decisions being made today are by local and state officials.’
Marilyn Minter, whose image was shared widely in PLAN YOUR VOTE 2020 campaign said: ‘Let’s hit the polls. Let’s bring together the creative community to do what we do best, communicate the crucial importance of civic engagement in the upcoming election. Democracy hangs by a thread.’
MAKE YOUR MARK will be judged by a jury of three art world figures
Rashid Johnson, Artist
Isolde Brielmaier, Deputy Director of the New Museum
Casey Fremont, Executive Director of Art Production Fund
Submissions are welcomed from emerging and aspiring artists and can take the form of a digital image incorporating the PLAN YOUR VOTE templates. Entries should be made by October 31st throughplanyourvote.org.
The winning submission will be displayed on Election Day on Vote.org, Frieze, Plan Your Vote channels, and via the accounts of supporting artists and institutions. In addition, the winning piece will be shared via a full-page in frieze magazine and twenty art books from Taschen, a noted art publisher. The first 30 submissions will receive an Taschen catalogue.
The contest is the second in a series of PLAN YOUR VOTE initiatives designed to reach voters through visual art. PLAN YOUR VOTE was hailed as the biggest arts initiative in the civic voting sphere since 2008, with over 130 participating organizations and 70 artists engaged throughout the country. Artists, including Michael Stipe, Sanford Biggers, Guerrilla Girls, Julie Mehretu, and Patti Smith, and arts institutions, including LACMA and the Guggenheim were engaged by the Vote.org / PLAN YOUR VOTE team to create nonpartisan voting-related artworks and to use their platforms to promote Vote.org’s voter tools and information ahead of the 2020 General Election. Artworks from 2020 can be viewed here.
For information on the contest, or to register to vote, verify registration or complete an absentee ballot, visit Planyourvote.com.
Vote.org is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit using technology to simplify political engagement and increase turnout among young people and voters of color. It is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan voting registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) technology platform in America. Through corporate and nonprofit partnerships, a large-scale community of grassroots donors, diverse coalition building and influencer-driven outreach, Vote.org leverages innovative solutions that meet underserved voters where they engage and get their information, and has established its brand as the most trusted and accessible online resource for registering to vote and understanding how to cast a ballot.
Plan Your Vote is hailed as the biggest cultural initiative in the civic voting sphere with over 130 participating organizations and 70 artists throughout the country. Artists include LGBTQ, Black, Latinx, Indigenous and Asian individuals. Many are nationally recognized as key figures in the contemporary art world.
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