Call For Art | Syracuse Cultural Workers

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Call For Art

Call For Art Form

We seek art that instigates activism... art that challenges the powerful... that sustains and educates... celebrating our efforts for justice and peace.


Begun in 1972. An inspiring celebration of peace, justice, resistance and hope. Wall calendar, horizontal format, top art size 14”x11”.

2021 Peace Calendar - our 50th! Download the Call for Art.

The 2021 Peace Calendar will focus on the Climate Emergency
which threatens all life on Earth.

We seek to address the crisis in ways that show how deeply connected it is to all the other issues about which we care deeply.

As always, the calendar will celebrate peace, justice, resistance and hope.

Specific issues we’d like to address:

  • The crisis is based in capitalism and industrialization
  • Leave it in the soil
  • War and climate change
  • Responsibility of rich countries
  • Injustice fuels the climate crisis
  • Cycle: Oppression --> Climate     Emergency ---> Increased Oppression
  • Climate Refugees
  • Solutions must be global 
  • Highlight work of youth
  • Indigenous warnings for years   about changing climate
  • Growth and potential of Renewables
  • Green New Deal
  • Forests/Trees - perhaps Indigenous Peoples as custodians of forests
  • Farming - Less Meat = Less Heat
  • Image Size - 14.5 x 11.5 inch; landscape format
  • Limit - 8 images may be submitted, up to 5 MB each, in any media or subject matter
  • Include - artist name and title in file name - example: janedoe_circleoflife.jpg
  • File Types - PDF, JPEG ,and TIFF
  • Timeframe - Submissions are welcome now and the deadline is March 15, 2020. Submissions early in the process are particularly helpful.
  • Cover/inside artwork: $400 plus 12 free calendars.
  • Inside artwork: $250 plus 6 calendars.
  • Commissioned artwork: $300 plus 12 calendars. Artwork selected for grids: $50 plus 2 calendars.
  • Calendar artists may purchase additional calendars at a 40% discount; 15 or more at 50%.
  • THEMES: Racial Justice; Feminism, Dismantling Militarism; Universal Healthcare; Disability Rights; Mass Incarceration; Global Citizenship; Climate Justice; Grassroots Green Themes; Confronting US Empire; Cross-cultural Understanding; Community Building, LGBTQ Liberation, Economic Justice, Workers Rights, Indigenous Sovereignty and more
  • EMAIL art as pdfs, jpegs, or tiffs, photos (limit 8) to: *Do not send original artwork unless requested.
  • Please label EACH item with your name, address, title, medium and year.

Call for Art & Poetry deadline extended to January 30

Spiral Bound, 4 3/4” x 7”

Download the Call for Art below
Request for Submissions of Art & Poetry by ALL Women and Femmes (LBTQ2IAA)
Seeking Inspirational Work that Promotes Activism and/or Healing.

There is no fee to submit work. Art & Poetry is selected by committee based on the merits of the work submitted.

  • Cover artwork: $200, plus 8 datebooks.
  • Inside Artwork: $70, plus 4 datebooks.
    • Submissions accepted in any subject matter and media.
    • Limit 8 images may be submitted:
      • Final dimensions 5.5” high x 4” wide
      • up to 5 MB each 
      • Separate file for each entry
      • PDF, JPEG, and TIFF accepted
      • Name and title of artwork in the file name, ex: janedoe_circleoflife.jpg
  • Poetry: $70, plus 4 datebooks.
    • Submissions accepted in any style or language (please provide English translation).
    • Limit 4 poems may be submitted:
      • 30-line maximum per poem
      • Poet name, physical address and phone number at the top of each page
      • Separate file for each entry
      • 12 pt single spaced
      • PDF and Word (.doc only) accepted
      • Name and title of artwork in the file name, ex: janedoe_circleoflife.doc
  • Datebook artists & poets may purchase additional datebooks at the wholesale rate.
  • EMAIL to: with "Women Artists 2021" in the subject line and include  the following:
    • Artist/Poet name
    • Mailing address
    • Email
    • Phone number
    • List of each item submitted with title, medium, and year created
  • *Do not send original artwork unless requested.*
  • The submission deadline for the Datebook is EXTENDED! January 30, 2020 for the 2021 datebook



Posters, cards, bookmarks, buttons, stickers, mugs: 6% royalty on gross sales plus free items & additional purchases at wholesale rate. T-shirts 4% royalty  on gross sales plus free items & additional purchases at wholesale rate.

WHEN TO SEND: We review work for publication year round.

  • Art for the Peace Calendar is chosen January - March of calendar year prior


Syracuse Cultural Workers
Box 6367 • Syracuse, NY • 13217 • 800.949.5139
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Our mission is to nourish communities that honor diversity and creative expression, and inspire movements for justice, equality and liberation while respecting our Earth and all its beings. Support a progressive vision for our culture!