MSU’s 4th Annual Social Justice Art Festival - Call for Submissions

MSU’s 4th Annual Social Justice Art Festival - Virtual Event - will be held Monday, January 18-Thursday, 22, 2021.

The Call for Submissions is now open for the 4th Annual Social Justice Art Festival. The committee is looking to showcase all modes of art including visual art (photography, painting, video/film, etc.) and performance art (poetry, theatrical, musical, etc.). If you know undergraduate and/or graduate students who would like their art to be featured at the festival, please ask them to submit their work HERE by 11:59 PM on November 20, 2020. 

Artists who are selected to participate in the festival will compete for one (1) of four (4) awards:

  • People's Choice Award - $500
  • Committee's Choice Award - $500 
  • Most Inspirational - Visual Art Award - $500
  • Most Inspirational - Performance Art Award - $500 

Connect with us virtually, January 18-22 for a 4-day festival featuring a variety of student artworks centered on social justice issues. It will be a week of contemplation and connection toward building a more inclusive MSU community.

Link to Call for Submissions:

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This event is hosted by James Madison College and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the organizer, Amber Benton, at

Social Justice Art Festival Committee: 

Amber Benton
Kevin Brooks
Steve Baibak 
LaDonna Croffe
Lauren McKenzie 
Lauren Munoz 
Tessa Paneth-Pollak 
Phillip Seaborn 
Jadrian Tarver 
Talitha Wimberly