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Youth Art Month | Artist Trading Cards

March 1 - March 31

Youth Art Month 2024
March | All Ages

In celebration of Youth Art Month join us for a trading card art adventure to connect with schools, community organizations, and artists across Maine.

Participate in our 2024 Youth Art Month celebration through the creative art practice of trading cards. In past years, CMCA Education Program has facilitated an extensive postcard art exchange between artists, schools, and community organizations. This year, we have switched our focus to help institutions develop an art exchange practice internally through the use of artist trading cards. We encourage participants that the project will have a longer lasting impact on these institutions as there is the potential to continue the practice beyond Youth Art Month. 

Local participation will take place during Open Studios for the entire month of March and will transform the studio into a public space for both making and trading artist trading cards. Our exchange area will be posted in the front window of the ArtLab and will also serve as an ever-evolving display of participant creations on the theme Dream in Art.

About Youth Art Month
Youth Art Month is a time to celebrate the creative process and support the development of quality arts programming for young artists. Through a variety of arts-based initiatives, groups and organizations committed to youth art education come together during the month of March to offer unique opportunities for youth to engage with creative practice and problem solving. 2023 theme: Your Art, Your Voice. 


Sign up for a Trading Card Bundle: 

There are multiple ways to participate in our 2024 Artist Trading Cards offering, please read the below carefully. We will be in contact to confirm your participation in the trading card upon receiving your request.

To participate follow these simple steps: 

    1. Sign up through the form below: Artist or School/Organization by the deadline
    2. Receive a bundle
    3. Create and display a designated trading card station: collage, paint, draw, and/or write.
    4. Snap photos and tag @cmcanow to show us what you’ve created!

Local participation will take place during Open Studios for the entire month of March and will transform the studio into a public space for both making and trading artist trading cards. Our exchange area will be posted in the front window of the ArtLab and will also serve as an ever-evolving display of participant creations on the theme Dream in Art.

Artist bundle sign up deadline January 23 Artist Trading Card Bundle Sign Up
We are asking our participating artists to please send us 5-10 artist trading cards to include in packets to our participating organizations, also inspired by the Youth Art Month theme Dream in Art.

Schools and community organizations deadline February 19 School/Organization Trading Card Bundle Sign Up
Participating organizations will receive a packet including a description of what artist trading cards are and how they can be used to foster creativity and collaboration and 20 blank trading cards and instructions on how to set up an artist trading card center.

 


We look forward to following your trading card creations. Tag us @cmcanow on social media!

All bundles provided include instructions + pre-cut trading card starter pack!


 

Details

Start:
March 1
End:
March 31
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Venue

CMCA | Online
ME
Phone:
207-701-5005

Organizer

CMCA
Phone:
207 701 5005
Email:
info@cmcanow.org
Website:
cmcanow.org