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Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2024 Facing Race Art Gallery! 

Call for Art

Facing Race is curating an Art Gallery for the 2024 Facing Race Conference. We are looking to feature pieces of art that uplift local BIPOC artists that reflect the history and culture of the St Louis region in their artwork.

About Facing Race

At Race Forward, we believe a just, multiracial, democratic society is possible, yet it requires that racial justice be a fundamental principle of that society. We must join together in building collective power and strategy to root out systemic racism.

Facing Race merges our narrative, sectoral, and community work actively counteracting oppressive systems into a single space, to collectively strategize and build toward the racially just world that we all deserve. It is the largest intergenerational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives, and other leaders in the movement for racial justice. Over nearly two decades, this national conference has featured more than one hundred workshops, engaging presenters, and keynote speakers that highlight campaigns, projects, and research that promote systemic solutions to racial equity challenges. This year’s event will take place in St Louis, Missouri on November 20th - 22nd, 2024.

Gallery Details 

  • Art will be featured at the Facing Race Conference from November 20th - 22nd. 
  • Art must be delivered and installed by the artist.                     
    • We will direct you to your designated area. 
    • Art must be delivered on November 19th, 2024 between 9 am - 4 pm CST


  • Art must be picked up by the artist                     
    • No packaging materials will be provided or held by the Facing Race team. It is the artist's responsibility to bring whatever materials they need to transport and install their art. 
    • Art must be picked up by November 22nd, 2024 between 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM CST. 


  • Artists will be provided with a basic easel and or stand to present their artwork. If your artwork is large scale and requires a special easel or stand for presentation please bring that with you or specify in the application.
  • Artwork will live in the Vendor Exhibition Hall of our conference which will be in Hall 5 of the St Louis Convention Center. 
  • Artwork may also live throughout our reserved areas throughout the St Louis Convention Center. 
  • Art can be canvas, sculpture and other mediums as long as they are free standing and/or capable of living on an easel or stand. 


  • Open to BIPOC artists of St. Louis and neighboring regions. 
  • Art may be an already existing piece and/or a piece made for this event.                     
    • If your piece will be created for this event please disclose as much information as possible in addition to a sketch/mockup of your idea in the application. 
    • Your piece must be completed by October 18th in order to be a part of the gallery and receive the honorarium. 


  • Art needs to be ready to install on November 19th, 2024.


  • Artists will be provided with a honorarium for sharing their artwork at the Facing Race Conference.

Submission Guidelines

  • Artist Bio
  • Artist Statement: briefly describe your artistic process, influence and intention behind the piece of work you are submitting.
  • Art  Concept:                     
    • If you already have an existing piece you’d like to submit please upload photos. 
    • If you would like to create a piece for this event please submit sketches, renderings, or other visual representations of your proposed piece. Please be as detailed as possible.


If you have any questions please contact Facingrace@raceforward.org and cc scastro@raceforward.org with the subject line "FR24 Art Gallery”

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