PLEASE NOTE: The call for participation below is only maintained as documentation. Between July and September 2012 Occupy with Art will be developing a new format and programs that will included calls for submissions and participation. 


Call to 99% Artists from Occupy with Art

{Please note that all contact emails currently should be directed to (>>disregard the old email addresses below, as they are no longer actively maintained)}

Calling all creative activists! Occupy with Art seeks enthusiastic participants to work with artists producing projects, performances, and actions within the #Occupywallstreet movement. Artists who already have a project in mind, but NEED participants/assistance, this call is for you too! 

Occupy with Art, a working group of the Arts and Culture Committee, is an urgent call for artists to contribute to the ongoing #OccupyWallStreet (#OWS) movement in New York City and beyond. The Occupy with Art database ( serves to document and archive ongoing artist efforts that are in solidarity with the movement in Zuccotti park, as well as nationally and internationally. It also hosts a forum on 99% and occupation art, lists available spaces and resources, and strives to connect like minded and creative people together to build momentum and really make things happen!

Like the movement as a whole, many of the projects being developed cannot become a reality or be sustained at the hand of one person working alone. It has also become clear in the weeks since the occupation began, that a number of individuals, groups, classes, etc want to join in the movement, especially through creative actions, but are unsure of how to get involved in a movement that is already so developed.

If you are someone who would like to participate in the movement through creative action please reply immediately to with the information requested below and Occupy with Art will connect you to an artist or team of artists that need your help!

1. Your name and contact information (email and telephone number)

2. Days/times you are available to volunteer.
This could be more general availability like: Mondays and Thursdays from 1-6 PM, or more specific: Monday 11/7 from 4-10PM, Thursday 11/10 from 3-7 PM, and Friday 11/18 all day. You can be as open or specific as your schedule allows, but keep in mind that the more flexible you are, the more likely we will be able to link you up with a project. If you do not hear from us immediately, don't worry, more and more artists are coming to us every day and that means soon there will be no shortage of projects to dive into!

3. (Optional) Specific skills/resources you have to offer a project and/or types of projects you are most excited about working on (see for examples of all the incredible projects that have happened so far.)

**If you are an artist in need of volunteers/participants to make your project happen:**

Send us a description of your idea, any applicable supporting imagery, and as much information as you have and we will work to connect you with volunteers to help you make it happen! If you have a specific date/time in mind for your project to happen, we will work to find participants for that date, but even better, if you are flexible with the timing, we can direct you to a time that already has a group of eager participants lined up and ready to go!

Please send all replies and inquiries to:

The time is now. We can't wait to meet you!


Occupennial Prospectus

[NOTE: The entry below is one of our first attempts at defining what would eventually become Occupy with Art.]

The Wall Street Occupennial is an artist action in conjunction with and support of Occupy Wall Street. We invite artists to submit ideas for artist actions and interventions in the context of ongoing protest at Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park, in the heart of Manhattan's financial district. Guidelines for submissions will help artists create projects that are successful (and safe) in conjunction with OWS.

Opportunities for participation in exhibits, auctions, performances and social engagement will also be outlined here on an ongoing basis, as those opportunities emerge. The Occupennial Art Database will serve as a facilitator wherever possible for all submitted projects that are safe and supportive of OWS goals and culture. We encourage any artist anywhere to propose ideas for occupation-art to happen here and anyplace else an occupation is happening.

Please keep in mind that the Occupennial is driven by volunteers. We will do our best to be responsive to your submissions in a timely fashion. Given the fluid nature of OWS, participants should be aware that circumstances can change on short notice.