Lift your Voice Art Gallery Auditions
- When: January 29th, 5-7 PM
- Where: Central Library Auditorium, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303
- Open to: LGBTQ artists, ages 17-24
- Types of Art Accepted: All
How to prepare: We ask that visual artists bring a portfolio of their work and be prepared to discuss the way in which their art addresses issues they have faced as a result of identifying as LGBTQ. Performance artists are asked to prepare a five minute performance piece that also deals with a specific social issue facing LGBTQ and be prepared to discuss the role of that issue in their performance.
The L.O.V.E. Coalition is proud to announce two new employees joining us for the upcoming year: Kristyn Iodice, grant writer, and Danielle Girardeau, program coordinator. The arrival of these two new employees was made possible through a partnership with YouthPride, which enabled us to obtain a grant from the Americorps VISTA program. The Americorps VISTA program is a national service program that is dedicated specifically to help end America's poverty crisis. YouthPride and the L.O.V.E. Coalition are the first LGBTQ organizations to be recognized in the history of Americorps; this incredible accomplishment has helped shine light on the specific needs of the LGBTQ community not only in Atlanta but also across the country.
These two Americorps VISTAs will be working alongside Executive Director Stephon Collins and the board to ensure the success of L.O.V.E. Coalition in this upcoming year, with specific attention paid to our next big project: The L.O.V.E. Coalition LGBTQ Homeless Youth Shelter.
Kristyn Iodice graduated from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, GA with a major in English and a minor in Gender Studies. She has great compassion for people who are faced with intolerance and prejudice, and she is dedicated to the L.O.V.E. Coalition's mission to promote tolerance and acceptance of all people regardless of race, class, gender or sexuality.