ART FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE! Group Exhibition, Book Publication and Artsy Representation

Deadline: 01/06/2023  |  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 Court Square Exchange, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, 19th June onwards. Get featured in the hardback publication Social Justice Art of the Twenties. 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.

"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 Court Square Exchange, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, 19th June 2023 onwards, in Berlin, Germany and 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, £42 to have your art piece included in the Exquisite Corpse in the exhibition, and upload your piece to Artsy to obtain your personal profile page.  

The small exhibition fee includes representation at the exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Bridgeport, USA, an online Artsy account and inclusion in 'Social Justice Art of the Twenties' book available as electronic copy for all featured artists and as a hard copy available for purchase.

  • Live: 19th June 2023
  • Artsy:  19th November 2023 onwards
  • Book publication: Approx. September 2023

Please fill in the form and provide a high resolution (300dpi) image in which you would like to exhibit in Connecticut. During the exhibition, the artists will be arranged and combined into a two-dimensional "exquisite corpse" with each image representing an 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.


  • 10th May - Open call is live
  • 1st June - Deadline for submissions 
  • 2nd June - Successful candidates announced 
  • 5th June - Deadline for publication materials from artists
  • 7th June - Artist deadline to supply Artsy upload and exhibition information
  • 19th June - Exhibition live
  • 1st September - Book launched

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 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 who 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 that 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.

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.

Submission fees

The following submission fees apply to this opportunity.

  • Application 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?
1st June at 23:59pm
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) £42 for the exhibition, inclusion in the book publication and unique profile page on Artsy with 1 upload.
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 the end of May 2023.

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