Inequities in Justice System

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Art at a Time Like This is presenting an open call for artists from Miami and Florida for works to be displayed on mobile billboard trucks circulating throughout Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach.  Deadline: October 17, 2022

8x5 addresses the mass incarceration crisis and inequalities in the justice system and we hope artists will reflect these conditions.  Five artists will be selected through open call,  with an honorarium of $1000 per artist.  Artworks are encourage to include any of the following statistics:

Our mission aims to fight for change through numbers.  Perhaps the following statistics will inspire you:

  • The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world

  • Between 1980 and 2022, the number of people incarcerated increased from roughly 500,000 to 2.3 million.

    • Prisons are overpopulated. Since 1970, our incarcerated population has increased by 700%.

  • While the United States represents about 4.2 percent of the world's population, it houses around 20 percent of the world's prisoners. 

  • Federal prosecutors have a 99.6% conviction rate

    • Only 2% of federal cases ever go to trial, while more than 90% of defendants take a plea bargain 

    • U.S. Attorneys filed 79,704 cases and only 320 cases resulted in acquittal in 2018,  according to the latest figures

  • As of October 2016, there have been 1900 exonerations of the wrongfully accused, 47% of the exonerated were Black.

  • Blacks are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of whites.

  • Spending on prisons and jails has increased at triple the rate of spending on Pre‐K‐12 public education in the last thirty years.
     

  • In 2021 in southern Florida, including Miami, only 3 of 701 US federal criminal cases were found not guilty. Of those cases,  only 10 went to trial with a jury.

Submit your images to 8x5@artatatimelikethis.com by October 17th. Don't delay.

You too can be a thought-leader and an inspiration for change.

 

 

Prizes Details: 

$1000 honorarium for each artist chosen.  Works will be displayed in press,  social media and on digital mobile billboards.

Location: 
Greater Miami, especially South Beach and Wynwood
Deadline: 
17/October/2022

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