One of our goals with Art Break Day is to make it a yearly global tradition for the world to sit down together across an art table, take a break from their ordinary day, and create art for free. Since we are only 2 artists working on this grassroots effort we decided to open the doors to this amazing opportunity to anyone who wants to take on the challenge.
ARTbreak Day - Eureka 2012 was a great success! A favorite moment? When a marriage proposal occurred over sidewalk chalk and she said yes.
The Artist in Residence Program at Art is Moving is a unique program that provides artists from around the world with the opportunity to offer art making for free to their community. Each artist will receive $500 in art supplies (paints, oil pastels, pencils, and markers), guidance from AIMís co-founders and promotional materials in order to make an ART Break Day happen in their own city. By supporting artists who believe art is for everyone and want to bring art into the public space, Art is Moving hopes to encourage individuals and communities to make art part of their daily lives.
Since 2008, Art is Moving has developed several community art programs to fulfill their mission to provide everyone in the world the opportunity to make art. Through programs like ARTcart and Art Break Day, AIM has been able to offer free art making to over 10,000 individuals. AIM will not stop until everyone has had the chance to make art. It is a big mission and the Artist in Residence Program is a vital part of that mission.
During their residencies, artists will be working from their acceptance day(the earlier you apply, the longer the residence) until September to plan and implement an Art Break Day in their own community. Starting with phone calls to city management, local non-profits, and media, artists will learn step by step what it takes to make a community art event. AIM will be there to answer questions along the way and offer guidance when ever it is needed. After Art Break Day artists will be responsible for sending the completed artwork, documentation, and a summary/reaction to the residency and event day to AIM.
Please view our galleries from past events here to get an idea of the set up. We recommend, at the very least, one canopy, two tables, and 12 chairs. One table is used for painting, the other for drawing with pencils, pastels, and markers.
The main goal of Art Break Day is to bring awareness to the importance of making art part of every person's daily life. It is not about teaching people how to make art, it's about showing the world that everyone can make art and everyone benefits from the process of creating art.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us (artismoving [at] gmail [dot] com) or contact us HERE.