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International Women's Art Installation

Participants at the IWAI
Participants at the IWAI
Participants at the IWAI




International Women's Art Installation (IWAI)
Save the Date: December 1, 2020 on Twitter at @OHIOWomenCenter.

Our next Virtual International Women's Art Installation will be taking place 12/1/2020 from 8AM-5PM. Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are preparing for another Virtual IWAI akin to our April 13, 2020 event. Join us to view sculptures, posters, digital artwork, and more! Looking to submit a piece? Fill out this form via Bobcat Connect for consideration to participate in the IWAI. 

The Women's Center and Office of Global Affairs invite you to help us create the third immersive installation of women's experiences to celebrate, and advocate for, women's lives around the world. We hope this installation creates an environment of inclusion but also provides an opportunity for international students to offer the narrative of what is shared about their countries.

The purpose of International Women’s Day is to globally celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as to work towards equality in areas that are still inequitable. When considering your submission, please ensure you are speaking from your own experience and not assuming you understand the experiences of others. For example, for a research perspective do not project your thoughts onto someone else and do not create a quote that one would attribute to a person who has had experiences not your own if it is not a real quote (if using direct quotes, be sure to cite the author). With this in mind, submissions for the installation fall under the following themes:

  • Girlhood & Representations of Girlhood around the World
  • Body Image
  • Embodiment
  • Women in the Media (literary, film, television, and music)
  • Violence Against Women
  • Women & War
  • Women and Body & Women and Health (menstruation, maternal health, cancer, health inequities, women and disability)
  • Say Her Name
  • The Intersection of Gender with LGBTQ Identities
  • The Intersection of Gender with Race and Ethnic Identities
  • Women in the Workplace
  • Women & Leadership
  • Women in Protest Movements
  • Women & Poverty
  • Women & Immigration
  • Women Leaders & Role Models
  • Success Stories of Women's Rights Achieved or Moments that Capture Resiliency
  • Women's Suffrage (2020 is the centennial of the 19th amendment! This category can include histories of racism and suffrage)

OUR DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 20TH AT 11:59PM! Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis. You will be notified within two weeks as to the status of your application to show at the Virtual International Women's Art Installation. If your submission is approved, your piece should be submitted digitally to the Women's Center at womenscenter@ohio.edu no later than November 23, 2020 or for media projects that are too large to be shared via email, shared on OneDrive or other online sharing platform to womenscenter@ohio.edu. If your piece will feature folks other than yourself for photos, video, etc., you will need to submit a photo release with your submission for each person featured. (Clicking this link opens a PDF.)

For questions, please call the Women’s Center at (740) 593-9625 or email at womenscenter@ohio.edu. This installation is open to all interested and everyone is encouraged to participate.