Halcyon's ByThe People 2019: Call for Artists (Due Jan. 20)

DUE: January 20, 2019

Halcyon's ByThe People 2019: Call for Artists

This open call invites artists working in all mediums to submit proposals for artwork inclusion in By the People 2019, a city-wide international art and dialogue festival, to be presented June 15-23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Below you will find information on eligibility and the curatorial theme.


  • Artists working in any discipline who can commit to creating and exhibiting work during June 2019 (key dates listed below)

  • Single artists or artist collectives

  • Have demonstrated experience developing and executing works or projects, especially in public spaces

  • Artists must be over 21 years of age, and are eligible to work in the United States

LINK: https://halcyon.submittable.com/submit/131272/bythe-people-2019-call-for-artists

Required materials: Contact information, Artist Statement (150 words or less), Bio (150 words or less), CV, Description of project you would like to realize for By the People 2019, and Work samples (up to 10 images/videos) demonstrating previous work

Curatorial Theme

By the People 2019 will focus on critical work by artists exploring issues marginalized communities currently face within the United States. The work will investigate questions of equality and fairness and will highlight the difficulties and experiences of those who struggle to have a voice. Through film, video, installation and sculpture, the artists will draw inspiration from various historical and contemporary sources to offer new perspectives and alternate narratives that complicate fact and memory. These innovative artworks aim to compel audiences to hope for a more compassionate world and ultimately to work towards a more equitable future for all.


By the People 2019 will be curated by Jessica Stafford Davis, founder of The Agora Culture, a multi-cultural arts platform that connects both emerging and well-known artists with collectors.

Madeline Gent