Displacement, poetry on hope and humanity, by arts charity Leaveners

OPEN CALL- Creative responses to ‘Displacement’ poetry

OPEN CALL- Creative responses to ‘Displacement’ poetry

Leaveners invite aspiring and emerging artists to sign up for a creative challenge: To create a new work of visual art in response to a poem published within our online collection ‘Displacement: Stories of Hope and Humanity’. Responding to the current refugee crisis Poets’ Corner recently showcased poetry written in response to this theme, showcasing work written in response to the stories of displaced people, their challenges, and hopes for the future. You can read the published poetry by visiting leavenerspoetscorner.wordpress.com/category/displacement-2/  If your work of visual art is selected it will be featured alongside the poetry in a forthcoming exhibition in December at The P Café, in Stirchley, Birmingham.

If you would like to find out more please email Jorine@leaveners.org.  Please include contact details, why you are interested, which three poems you might like to respond to, and what art form this response might take (e.g. photography, painting, statue, textiles etc). Deadline expressions of interest: November 1st 2015.

‘Poets’ Corner’ is an initiative by Birmingham-based arts charity Leaveners.