Deadline: March 31
What I Would Have Missed was founded in 2022 with the mission to build an international movement to prevent suicide and promote mental wellness by cultivating connections, community collaborations, and courageous conversations. In 2023, the non-profit organization is launching the inaugural annual What I Would Have Missed art exhibition that features works from individuals who have survived a suicide attempt or ideation with the aspiration to demonstrate works of art the artists would have missed creating and the world would have missed viewing had the artists died by suicide. Each work of art will be accompanied with a brief statement from the artist that explains his/her/their personal journey of searching for hope, healing, and happiness after surviving a suicide attempt or ideation. Up to 30 artworks will be selected and each selected artist will receive a cash award of $500. In return, artists will release ownership of their artwork. The intent of doing so is to provide a conduit of financial support for What I Would Have Missed that connects individual artists personally affected by suicide with the opportunity to contribute to furthering the mission of What I Would Have Missed. The works will be exhibited at the ArtsXchange in St. Petersburg, FL in September 2023, with plans for the exhibit to travel to, at minimum, five (5) other venues in the United States.
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