Art Exhibit

Take A Number – Art Exhibit: Sex Trafficking In the Midwest

Call to Artists:
Submit digitals to AnnexNetwork@gmail.com

Recruiting art inspired by the statistics of Take A Number.

Purpose: To bring awareness & benefit 1) the realities of Sex Trafficking & Homeless Youth in the Midwest & 2) the Lack of opportunities for sex trafficking victims to get out (less than 500 beds nationally)

Traveling Art Installation: that will accompany seminars, awareness presentations and prayer vigils. To appear at galleries, community centers, colleges, & churches over the next year.

Sex Trafficking and Homeless Youth are a reality around the globe and in our own back yard of the Midwest as well. With less than 500 beds connected with recovery programs in the USA, opportunities to get our are incredibly limited. If a woman were to want to get out today and called for help she would be told to “Take A Number,” as she would be at the end of a waiting list that could be as long as 365 days.. one year.

We are recruiting art to be part of a traveling installation to raise awareness and benefit Sex Trafficking Victims in the Midwest. We hope to have a variety of visual and multimedia art work. The focus is to spotlight the domestic issue of Sex Trafficking, domestic prostitution, and the lack of opportunities for these women  to get out.

There will be 3 sections.

  1. Awareness: Art pieces directly connected with statistics and themes
  2. Survivor Pieces
  3. General Submissions that will travel with the show

 

1) Awareness: Art pieces directly connected with our statistics.

We are looking for pieces inspired and depicting the following themes:

1) Take a Number –
2) Opportunity Waits (less than 100 beds)

Sex Trafficking and Homeless Youth are a reality around the globe and in our own back yard of the Midwest as well. With less than 100 beds connected with recovery programs in the USA opportunities to get our are incredibly limited. If a woman were to want out today and called for help she would be told to “Take A Number,” as she would be at the end of a waiting list that has over 100 and more than a year wait.

3) – Our own Back Yard (realities that it is not just an international problem, but in the midwest as well – amongst MN Nice)

4) – Apathy vs. Compassion (realities of lack of compassion in the past and the prayers see raise awareness that will grow compassion and move individuals to help provide opportunities to overcome in the future) More slaves now than in any other time in history. 27 million globally.

Children

5) – 20,000 homeless Youth annually in MN (#1 state per capita)
6) – 10% of teens arrested for prostitution in Las Vegas from MN
7) – 13: Average Age of entry
8) – B448: Within 48 hours of becoming homeless youth will be propositioned (in MN)
9) – 75% sexually abused by 18
10) – 300,000 USA children involved in prostitution in the USA

2) Survivor Pieces

– Art work submitted by past victims that reflects the realities of the abuse and the hope of freedom of getting out..

3) General Submissions

– General Submission will also be part of the show to be sold on consignment. Art work will be sold with 50%-100% going to the benefit. Bids for Art Work can be submitted at installation or on-line. Starting bid (minimum) and a “Buy Now” price will be determined by the artist.

Source Anti-Trafficking
P.O. BOX 8212
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408
612.345.7068
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