This open call is for Memphis-based professional storytellers, journalists, photographers, and illustrators to document and reflect on local experiences and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to show the creative ways individuals and arts organizations have and continue to respond to a global experience at the local level. Thanks to generous funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission, we are able to commission six pieces at $750 each to be published in the Spring and Summer editions of the Quarterly Magazine.

Proposals are due by midnight on November 30, 2021.

StoryBoard Memphis staff will make selections from the submitted proposals by December 15, 2021.

Commissioned pieces will be due February 15, 2022, with payment made after final submission.

Contact Caroline Carrico if you have any questions regarding your proposal.


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    Please tell us about yourself, so that we gain an understanding of the diversity of the artists applying for this grant funded opportunity. No person shall be subject to discrimination on the grounds of disability, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or national origin.
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Funding for this project made possible by the Tennessee Arts Commission’s COVID-19 Arts Resilience Grants.