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Be a Part of the Youth Activist Art Archive!


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Call to submit work to YAAA

The Youth Activist Art Archive (YAAA) highlights youth-created art that addresses a variety of important social issues. We celebrate the act of critically seeing the world and having the creativity to envision and campaign for change. This archive is the recognition of young artists (26 years old and younger), who are at the forefront of social movements and showcase the passion, hope, and resiliency needed to create sustainable changes in our world.

Quote by Margaret Mead for YAAA

The YAAA website showcases a database of youth-created activist art of varying social issues, contains resources for making and facilitating art activism art projects, and highlights academic research. This archive is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the University Research Committee and Digital Matters, both from the University of Utah.

We are currently opening up a call and would love to feature your art! All submissions will be reviewed by the YAAA team at the University of Utah. This is a curated archive and not all submissions will be selected for inclusion into the archive. You may submit as many images as you’d like and will be notified if your work is selected for the archive. Some images may be selected for publication in a book.

Please submit artwork images in the highest resolution possible, with a minimum of 300 dpi and 300 pixels at the longest dimension. For more details on submissions, please review the YAAA Submission Guide.

Complete the Submission Form below and include the following in a zipped folder titled with the name of artist, group, or organization and submit in the dropbox below:

    • Completed Permission Form
    • Images, videos, and/or sound files of your work (please title your files as follows: ArtistName_Title_YearCreated)

For a tutorial on how to zip a file, see the following link: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/techsavvy/working-with-zip-files/1/

YAAA only accepts submissions of artwork that was created by an artist that is/was 26 years old or younger at the time of creation. Thank you!

Please reach out with any questions or additional suggestions to add to the resource pages at: yaaa@art.utah.edu

Please enter the following information

YAAA Submissions
Artistic Medium (check all that apply)
Social Issue (check all that apply)

Please submit your zipped folder in the dropbox below