Our Mission

Art as a whole has the power to captivate the mind and inspire a change of awareness. We at, the Arts United, invite artist to use thier talents to do so and promote positive changes in your community. The Arts United is a grassroots organization in San Antonio that functions in support of the current social, cultural, political, and economic revolution happening in the United States.

Beyond seeking to educate and motivate into action, we seek to extend a warm hand outwards into all areas of life that wish to be heard.

In an effort to recapture our personal freedoms, The Arts United brings together local musicians, visual artists, poets, philosophers, and scholars as a community of conscious and progressive citizens who are empowered by and willing to share their unique perspective about the human experience.

 

The Arts United Magazine Issue #3: Metaphysical Expressions:.

Metaphysical: of or relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses

Art gives us the ability to share our unique connection to the universe. Oftentimes, the most powerful connections that we make with the metaphysical world are at first formless and intangible. Whether they are visions, floods of sound, or words echoing in the mind, it becomes the artists' mission to create physical representations of those experiences, making the artist a liaison between the community and a realm beyond perceptible senses. But, where do these experience come from and why have they chosen you? We want this issue to contain art that is related to the process of receiving, filtering, and giving physical form to creative energies. We want this issue to find their source and discuss belief systems that give meaning to our existence. We want this issue to propose new truths, to reinstate old truths, and to shout out questions that topple dogmas. Our goal is to welcome the diversity of thought and give each artist the power to help define our current society as well as construct a future one.

SEEDS FOR THOUGHT

-As an artist, what is your role as a creator and how do you think that role was given to you?

-Where do you think the gift of inspiration comes from?

-Why are you alive?

-What is life and what is death?

-Discuss science and its harmony/conflict with spirituality.

-Express or communicate an experience of transcendence.

-What is the soul?

-What does your soul feel/sound/taste/smell/look like?

-What is god?

-Give physical form to your religion.

(Note: this is a small list of possibilities. Let them unfold into your own.)

 

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Submission guidlines

 

Visual Art - Limit of pieces depends on dimensions

Painters please include for each piece:

-Artists' description (pertinent to the current theme)

-Title, dimensions, and medium

-High resolution (300dpi) images

-Price

-Short bio of you, the artist (50 words or less)

-Contact information: address, telephone number, e-mail address

 

Photographers please include for each piece:

-Title, dimensions, and medium (as they will be printed and hung in the artshow if accepted)

-High resolution (300dpi) images

-Price

-Artists' description (pertinent to the current theme)

-Short bio of you, the artist (50 words or less)

-Contact information: address, telephone number, e-mail address

 

Videographers please include for each piece:

-Title

-Link to video on a video sharing website (can be password only if not yet publicized)

-Artists' description for each piece (pertinent to the current theme)

*NOTE* Be prepared to create a video installation for your piece if accepted. For out-of-towners, be prepared to send DVD with video file to 1100 Broadway St. #311 San Antonio, TX 78215; to coordinate delivery contact us at contact@theartsunited.org

 

Literature

 Poets – Limit of 3 pieces - 1500 word limit in total

Please include for each piece:

-Word document file with titles

-Short bio of you, the writer

-Contact information: address, telephone number, e-mail address

 

Flash fiction, Short Stories, Essays, Scripts, Dialogues – 1500 word limit

Please include for each piece:

-Word document with titles

-Short bio of you, the writer

-Contact information: address, telephone number, e-mail address

 

Performance

 

Musicians please include:

-Links to music or MP3s files

-Video links to performances (if none have been recorded, please tell us why and we will make other arrangement)

-Word document with pertinent lyrics

-Short bio of you, the musician or the band

-Contact information: address, telephone number, e-mail address

 

Performance artists please include:

-Video links to performance/s

-Brief description of how the performance fits the current theme

-Short bio of you, the performance artist

-Contact information: address, telephone number, e-mail address

 

 

Additional Guidlines

  • Email subject line should include:
  • type of work, artist name
  • Flash Fiction, Short Stories:
  • max. 5500 words
  • Poems: limit 3
  • Short Films, Music Videos, Mp3s:
  • max. 6 minutes
  • Paintings, Grafitti, Photography:
  • Please send dimensions and jpeg

Leave us a Message

Details

  • Email:

    submissions@theartsunited.org

  • Daniela Riojas:


    Executive Director

    830.776.1883

  • Will Bermudez


    Creative Director

    +940.597.1953

  • Address:

    1100 Broadway St San Antonio TX