We Pledge Our Allegiance to You, Artists
Tomorrow, on Art Action Day, artists, cultural organizations, companies and local communities nationwide are coming together for readings, roundtable discussions, workshops, paint-outs and creativity meet-ups all across America.
In preparation, we thought nothing could be more appropriate than making a public art pledge — reminding ourselves and our worldwide community about what we value.
We pledge allegiance to artists and makers worldwide!
We pledge to always appreciate your creativity, openness, resourcefulness and diverse ways of expression.
We promise to never forget that all of us were beginners at some point and that the best artist learns something new every day.
We promise to remember that art is a journey and that every artist we meet along the way is a friend.
We pledge to always find inspiration in you and the paintings, drawings, designs, sculptures, performances, music and dances you make.
We pledge that we will never run out of artists to discover and that we embrace being overwhelmed by the awesome work you do, every day.
What will your art pledge be?
Tomorrow is a chance to reflect personally on your own or take collective action based on your passion for art and creativity with friends, supporters or your local community.
From simply honoring the day by taking time to make something in the studio to visiting a museum to taking steps of art activism with the Art Action Day Toolkit, every one of us can find a way to nurture our creative side and find a way to unleash it.
So, what is your art action day pledge going to be? Here are a few to inspire you!
Share your pledges
Be sure to join us on Instagram (@artistsnetwork) and show us photos of your Art Action Day. #artactionday #artistsnetwork
There’s so much art to make, creativity to spark, and joy in making to spread. Let’s do it!
Your Good Work
Artist and organizer Tanya Selvaratnam wrote this about the launch of #ArtActionDay: “Never tell artists to be silent. On January 20, we want artists to be more loud and visible than ever.”
Amen to that and cheers to you, artists! Go about doing your good work!