A World Without Abuse is a community arts exhibition with roots in social justice. Its purpose is to engage community members in recognizing the interrelated structure of our society, specifically regarding child abuse. All members of society contribute to the systems, social norms, and individual behaviors that, held together, shape our world. Creating a safe community for everyone – including all children, tweens, and teens – starts with a shared vision of a world without abuse. By helping to co-create this vision, everyone can actively expand our region’s circle of protection.
Create an original art work that depicts your vision of a world without abuse, incorporating a circle or circles into the design. All art media are welcome and all members of the community – seasoned artists, novices, or just plain folks – are invited to participate.
The Exhibit: April 1-30, 2018
The exhibit will begin in April 2018 as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and in recognition of National Crime Victims Awareness Week. Artwork will be displayed in various venues throughout the Grand Traverse region depending on availability and number of entries. A celebration of the exhibit will take place at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City on Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Entry Deadline: March 1, 2018. Please deliver your art work + completed “A World Without Abuse Art Exhibit Registration Form” to: Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center, 2000 Chartwell Drive, STE 3, Traverse City, MI 49696. For more information, contact: Elizabeth Pine at 231-929-4250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center
A World Without Abuse is a project of the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center. TBCAC’s mission is to respond to allegations of child abuse and to bring justice and healing to those who have been harmed. TBCAC works to achieve its vision of a world without abuse through prevention education, outreach and awareness.