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Call to Artists Open for Hear Me Out: Mobile Distribution

Image from Hear Me Out team


ArtWorks will engage Cincinnati artists to inform, empower, and active the public in our democratic process. As part the POWER OF HER, a city-wide campaign initiated by ArtsWave to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, ArtWorks seeks to activate Greater Cincinnati residents’ citizens’ liberty to vote through inclusive and informative projects anchored in original women’s suffrage activist campaign messaging.

ArtWorks is requesting proposals from Youth Apprentices to support the activations of a mobile newsstand unit to creatively distribute the Hear Me Out Voting Guide. The distribution will largely take place in public spaces, libraries, and Power of Her event venues around Cincinnati. Successful proposals provide concepts for community engagement through performance, prompts, activities/games, and other forms of play and idea sharing that will positively activate the audience’s interest in voting.

How to Respond to the Hear Me Out Mobile Activiations RFP Process

Step 1: Review materials

Download the RFP materials.

  1. RFP Overview (PDF)
  2. Artist Submission Template (PPTX)

Step 2: Attend the Optional Information Session (CANCELLED)

Update as of 2/13/20: This event has been cancelled. If you have questions, contact Linnea Gartin at or at 513.333.0388. ArtWorks will be hosting an optional information session on the Hear Me Out Request for Proposals on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the ArtWorks office, 20 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Attendance is optional, and you may still submit a proposal if you do not attend.

Step 2: Tell us more about you

Complete the required Artist information form:

Step 3: Submit your proposal

Complete the Artist Submission Template (PPTX). The deadline to submit is Friday, Feb. 28 by noon. 

Your proposal should include a budget breakdown that is within $1,500 as a total project budget to complete your proposal. Total budget should include materials and supplies, costumes, and any other expenses specific to the needs of your proposed concept. ArtWorks will cover all other project expenses such as salaries, printing, branded collateral, permitting, etc. NOTE: your proposed budget must include expenses for a team of two to five (2-5) Youth Apprentices, not only you as an individual.

Two Ways to Submit Your Materials

  1. By E-Mail: Complete the required Artist information form above and submit the Artist Submission template by email to Linnea Gartin, ArtWorks’ Director of Programs, at Use subject line Hear Me Out Youth Apprentice RFP: [Your First and Last Name].
  2. By Mail: Complete the required Artist information form above and print a completed Artist Submission template in paper and mail to:
    C/O Linnea Gartin
    20 East Central Parkway
    Cincinnati, OH 45202


Contact Linnea Gartin at or at 513.333.0388.

About ArtWorks

Since 1996, ArtWorks has been transforming people and places through investments in creativity. The organization is a workforce development and job-training program where art is the vehicle that trains and employs local youth and professional talent to create art and community impact. ArtWorks has hired over 3,500 youth and 3,000 professional artists who have completed over 12,000 public and private art projects. ​