TOP TRUMP – National Art Competition to Record

TOP TRUMP – National Art Competition to Record
Artistic & Civic Response to Presidential Visit
Winning response will be donated to the Newseum news museum in Washington DC

JURY: BBC “Mash Report” Rachel Parris, Helen Pankhurst (Granddaughter of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst), political cartoonist Martin Rowson, Director of the Women of the World Festival Jude Kelly, UK artists The Singh Twins & photographic artist Tom Hunter

The Rapid Response Unit – A unique project fusing art with news & current affairs – is launching a “real time” art competition to record artistic and creative responses to the working visit of President Trump on Friday 13th July.

Artists of all disciplines will be encouraged to submit digital examples of their creative reactions for consideration by a panel of artists, activists, comedians and journalists. Works can be serious, irreverent or satirical and ultimately the piece that the judges think best encapsulates the spirit of the moment will be donated to the Permanent Collection of the Newseum in Washington DC. The museum is situated on Pennsylvania Avenue conveniently close to the White House and Trump Tower in case the President wants to see the winning work.

Judging will take place on Friday 13th July and the winner will be announced the following day. Alongside submissions Rapid Response Unit correspondents will also gather imagery of protest art from the rallies taking place around the country for consideration.

RRU Bureau Editor Mark Donne said:

“This real time challenge allows us to elevate the most powerful creative reactions – from street to gallery – onto an international canvas. It will also produce a memento of the President’s visit that he can cherish forever”

Entry is free and submissions of digital images of the artworks (no more than 4 clear digital photographic images of the work), should be sent to File size should not exceed 3 mb.

Deadline: 14:00 pm Friday 13 July 2018