CFP to end anti-asian racism flyerCall for Proposals to address anti-Asian Racism

The Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) joins CU Advancement, Kaiser Permanente and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) in a call for proposals from artists, activists, students, and engaged members of the CU Boulder and larger Colorado communities who seek to address anti-Asian racism through public-facing projects.  

As our communities continue to address the impact of the SARS CoV2-Covid 19 pandemic, it is essential that we join together to recognize and combat the rise in Anti-Asian racism, harassment, and discrimination. Research and shared experiences in Asian communities has demonstrated a disturbing increase in Anti-Asian discrimination and violence in Colorado, in the US and across the world.

The CHA seeks to help stop anti-Asian racism by providing aspiring artists and activists in the CU community and beyond to engage in public-facing projects that use inventive combinations of art, scholarship, performance, education, and outreach to support Asian and Asian American communities, bring awareness to anti-Asian discrimination, and encourage community members to become active bystanders. 

The CHA will select 10 proposals to support in 2022 with $1000 in project funding and up to $500 in additional funding available for supplies and other material costs. Applications will be due February 15th, 2022 with award notifications coming in March 2022. Completed projects will be due June 15th, 2022. 

In the spirit of bringing the wide range of humanities approaches to the multi-faceted problems of Anti-Asian racism and intersections with other forms of discrimination, the CHA invites project proposals from any member of the community (students, faculty, Colorado residents, local artists, and businesses, etc.) interested in using a humanities-based project to increase awareness of anti-Asian discrimination and support our thriving Colorado Asian American communities. Proposals may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Publicly displayed artwork or installations. 
  • Social media or marketing campaigns. 
  • Public history or genealogy projects.
  • Production and performance of music, dance, or other performance art. 
  • Ted-talk style presentations attending to the history of Asian American communities and/or anti-Asian racism.
  • Projects invested in public-oriented representations of Asian American or Pan-Asian impact on US or Colorado culture, history, politics, etc. 
  • Initiatives to address unconscious and conscious bias against Asian Americans and intersectionality.

Examples of similar projects completed for the CHA’s Shelter in Place Projects can be viewed here: https://www.colorado.edu/cha/coping-covid-19/fall-2020-shelter-projects-micro-grant-awardees/top-10 

Proposals of no more than 3 pages should be submitted using the webform application before February 15th, 2022 and include: 

  1. A detailed proposal describing the project and how it will address anti-Asian racism and support Asian communities in Colorado, the US, or world-wide. 
  2. An estimated budget for required materials or other costs. 
  3. A projected timeline for project completion by JUNE 15, 2022.

Questions? Contact Maxwell.cassity@colorado.edu