Call for Submissions - Community Flowcase

Date: August 3, 2021 - September 15, 2021
  • Whitinsville, MA

ValleyCAST invites you to be part of a virtual community exhibition where artists of all kinds can share the creative practices that help them tap into a sense of flow. We can experience grounding, healing, and a lot of fluid creativity when we’re in a flow state. It allows us to connect our mind and body, and open up to expressing ourselves. This fall, we’re hosting a virtual exhibit where we celebrate the creative practices that inspire a sense of play in our lives through the arts. 

We invite you to join us in sharing the everyday art habits that help you get into a flow, whether that’s automatic writing, doodling, improv music making, free writing, or even crocheting. This project is our way of encouraging regular art-making as a practice for mental wellbeing. 

Alongside our fall exhibit I Am More. Facing Stigma, we offer this space to share the practices that bring us joy and keep us present. We hope you will find inspiration from what is shared, and offer up some of your own creative flow for this crowdsourced community project! This virtual exhibition is open to all, whether you consider yourself an “Artist” or not!  

Submission Guidelines 
We are looking for short videos or images of your creative process, along with a reflection on your experience of flow. We encourage you to share how creative expression centers you in challenging moments. These pieces will be shared over ValleyCAST’s social media. You are free to curate your submission as you like, but here are a few ideas for what you might create: 

  • Short Video (2 – 15 minutes) 
  • Slideshow of process photos 
  • Timelapse video 
  • Single image with a written reflection 
  • A portfolio of works created in flow 

This is an exhibit to honor the creative process, rather than final products. It’s a chance to share how you enter into a space of flow to create organically.   

To participate 
Please email ValleyCAST’s Assistant Director of Community Outreach at Michelle.Sayles@openskycs.org to share your interest in participating by September 1st. We will begin posting these submissions by mid-September, but the submission deadline can be flexible to accommodate your process. Feel free to be in touch with any questions.  

We look forward to having you share in this community Flowcase! 

For inspiration, check out this podcast episode from NPR’s Life KitMaking Art Is Good For Your Health.  

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