ART FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE! Group Exhibition at Miami Art Week and Artsy Representation

Deadline: 20/11/2023

Venue: Aqua Art Miami  |  City: Miami  |  Country: United States  |  Amy Jackson

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Bringing social justice to the art world! Show a piece of your work at Miami Art Week 2023. Plus, gain your unique profile on Artsy where you can promote and sell your work alongside the likes of Banksy, Tracey Emin and Anish Kapoor. Artsy is the world’s largest art, e-commerce archive. This is a fantastic opportunity to get seen by art collectors around the world and get the word out about critical social issues we face today.

"Calling all artists who are committed to socioeconomic equality either through who they are or the work they make".

Show a piece of your work at Aqua Art Miami, Miami Art Week, 1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida, USA which attracts over 12,000 collectors each year. Plus gain your unique profile on Artsy where you can promote and sell your work alongside the likes of Banksy, Tracey Emin and Anish Kapoor. Artsy is the world’s largest art, e-commerce archive. With 2.9mn views a month and growing, it is a great place to launch and develop your art career. 

Cost: £12 to apply, £100 to have your art piece included in the Exquisite Corpse in the exhibition, upload three pieces to Artsy to obtain your personal profile page and benefit from social media marketing materials you can use throughout the Art Week.

The small exhibition fee includes representation at Miami Art Week and an online Artsy account. 

  • Private View: 6th December 2023
  • Exhibition: 6th - 10th December 2023
  • Artsy:  6th December 2023 onwards

Please fill in the form and provide a high-resolution square image (max 4MB) in which you would like to exhibit in Miami. During the exhibition, the artists will be arranged in a grid as an "exquisite corpse" concept with each image representing a different artist's work, QR codes available at the exhibition will provide viewers more information about the selected artists and link to your new Artsy account online where the work will be for sale.


  • 27th October - Open call is live
  • 20th November - Deadline for submissions 
  • 23rd November - Successful candidates announced 
  • 30th November - Deadline for bio, text and Artsy images
  • 6th December - Fair and exhibition live
  • 10th December - Fair closes

About SHIM Social Justice 

SHIM Social Justice is an art piece comprising sculpture, performance, spoken word and visual art. Underrepresented artists or those working with themes of social justice, equality or climate activism should respond with work they would like to exhibit at the show.

The exhibition is open to both established and emerging artists and will be available both live and online. The piece shines a light on critical collective action to help us fight major and interlinked societal issues of our time, specifically climate change and inequality.

More than just artwork, SHIM Social Justice is a platform for transformation, containing a wealth of resources, knowledge, craftsmanship and musings. Designed to make us pause and reflect on the biggest challenges we face and determine what we can do to change our world for the better.

During the show: 

The selection process and curation will be managed by Amy Jackson. An exquisite corpse will be compiled of all artists working with social justice, QR codes will link buyers, collectors and viewers to specific artists' work. 

Ahead of the show, each artist will have their exhibition piece uploaded to Artsy, the leading online platform for selling work, usually available only for those with gallery representation. Thus this is an excellent opportunity to promote your work and have access to buyers worldwide online.

About Amy Jackson: 

Amy Jackson (born Jacqueline Amy Jackson) studied Fine Art at The Ruskin, University of Oxford. Jackson is an artist, activist, curator and responsible investment specialist blending philosophy, humour, nature and science to create immersive experiences in traditional galleries and unconventional spaces. Her work includes street art, happenings, photography, painting and found objects. 

Jackson explores issues such as climate change, consumerism, mental health, social inequalities and critically, how these themes are inextricably linked. Her work often exists outside of the ‘white cube’ and inside the communities it touches. Experience spans art commissions for Kensington + Chelsea Art Week to public speaking on climate change.

Her work has been featured in the Times, Art World Magazine, Modern Art Oxford, Time Out and Tate Britain. Jackson received the Pirye Prize and Kevin Slingsby Prize for Funnel Vision. She was shortlisted for the YICCA Art Prize and Creative Green Awards and recognised as Rising Star at the LAPF Investment Awards 2021.

About SHIM’s mission: 

The art fair model is 60 years old and has changed little in that time. Designed as a trade event where galleries sell directly to clients inside a shared space. Measured by retail economics. How much the linear wall or floor footage costs determines who can afford to participate. This model is fine for a mid to large gallery that can afford the risk. It is less than ideal when considering the large share of the creative art world that is excluded. How to resolve this is the challenge.

The main challenge to making the art fair (and the art world) more inclusive is that the art fair imagines its users to be almost exclusively galleries. This excludes all art institutions and universities, regional collectives, small galleries, geographically isolated individuals who share the same ethical, formal, or aesthetic concerns, and artists who are now achieving viral fame without any desire for traditional gallery representation. The solution to expansion therefore must address this crucial “filtering” dilemma. How to expand the art fair model to new talented artists while maintaining curatorial control?

SHIM supports a “blended” art fair model approach. One that provides current galleries with traditional services, while also allowing access for those usually excluded.


Submission fees

The following submission fees apply to this opportunity.

  • Submission Fee - 12.00 GBP

The appropriate fee will be payable using a debit or credit card after the first submission has been completed. If the submission fee allows you to submit more than once, you will be able to make further submissions after the first. Contact the curator if you have any questions about the opportunity or the submission fee, or email if you have any questions about the payment process.

Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any artist, working in any medium, that deals with social justice in their work by subject, medium or practice.
When is the deadline?
20th November at 17:00pm GMT
How many works can I submit?
Just one. You may apply to the exhibition, Artsy and book publication opportunity as many times as you wish but each application will involve a fresh submission.
When do I need to collect my work?
You do not need to collect your work, we will be printing the work of the selected artists for the exhibition on site. Note that no physical work will be on display. The physical work itself will be compiled as one large piece together as a collage of all Social Justice Artists.
How much does it cost?
£12 to apply then (only if selected) £100 for the exhibition, inclusion in the book publication and unique profile page on Artsy with 3 uploads.
Are there payments to artists?
No but we only charge 25% on anything sold via the Artsy platform (usually 35% is taken by other galleries).
Do I need to be present?
No! The whole point of the exhibition model is that work is printed remotely and you will be showcased online.
How do you decide on proposals?
The work will be selected based on artistic merit, conceptual strength and relevance of the artist, or the work itself to the theme "social justice"
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be informed with next steps if you are selected by late November 2023.

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