Last Update: July 5, 2011
Welcome to the Addiction and Art Website
An invitation to help us help others by donating images of your addiction and recovery related art for use in the fight against addiction.
Share Addiction and Recovery Artworks on AddictionAndArt.org
In America one of every five deaths is related either directly or indirectly to substance abuse (tobacco, alcohol, legal and illegal drugs). Substance abuse is currently our biggest disease - responsible for cancers, strokes, accidents, murders and violence.
AddictionAndArt.org is responding to this urgent public health problem by recruiting artists to share online imagery related to the complexities of Addiction and Recovery. Selected imagery will appear on the site and will be made available to a worldwide audience as downloads for educational/health communication purposes.
Can Art rock the addiction epidemic? Stay tuned......
Image Intended Use/Audience:
Creativity and artistic expression can play a significant role both in recovery and in raising awareness of the personal toll caused by substance abuse and addiction. Artworks can give insight into the human experience of addiction, can spark dialogues, can teach and can change perceptions.
Imagery shared on our site will be available to meet the immediate needs of substance abuse treatment centers, schools, community organizations, addiction science professionals, medical professionals and the general public - worldwide.
Artwork imagery in all media will be considered. Works may have been completed in any year.
Artists may submit up to 3 original works on the theme of drug addiction and recovery (drugs include alcohol, tobacco, illegal or prescription drugs). Artworks may be submitted electronically or by mail. Each artwork should have an accompanying artist's statement which addresses the relationship between the artist/the work and the "Addiction and Recovery" theme. Statements should be 100 words or less.
Electronic Submissions should be jpeg format, resolution 300 dpi, file size should not exceed 1.5 MB in size. Label each image with your name and the title of the work. Send electronic images and accompanying statements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mailed Submissions should be on a CD. Label each file with your name and title of work. Write your name on the CD holder. Submit images in jpeg format, resolution 300 dpi, file size should not exceed 1.5 MB. Send CD with image(s) and accompanying statement(s) to: Addiction and Art, P.O. Box 36 Sunderland, MD 20689.
Artists will be notified of acceptance within 2 weeks of receiving submissions.
Creative Commons License.
All artworks selected to appear on the site will be licensed under Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial No Derivatives). This license allows others to download one or more images to share with others (non-commercially) as long as they mention the artist. On our site images will be downloaded with a caption at the bottom containing the artist's name and the title of the work. The artist retains copyright.
Conditions of Participation:
Submitting artworks and accompanying statements to AddictionAndArt.org gives the administrators of the site the permission to post them to share for the good of mankind.
AddictionAndArt.org makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, utility or sufficiency of the art work images that appear on the site and shall in no way be deemed liable or responsible for any derivative use of the art work images.
Is it really possible for artists to impact a public health epidemic? Yes. Artists not only can, but have already helped with a public health crisis - not too long ago. When the AIDS epidemic hit in the 80's the AIDS patient was considered a leper. Public fear was rampant and the public health world was challenged beyond belief. In the midst of this crisis artists rallied, jumping in to show through visual, performing and literary works, the human side of AIDS. The AIDS quilt took off and immediately the "leper" was associated with cross stitch, teddy bears, and symbols of love. As a result of this perceptual shift policies were changed, treatment programs were improved and today AIDS is more of a manageable chronic illness than a death sentence.