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The Old Pro Project Art Contest – San Francisco

The Oldest Profession podcast seeks to advance sex workers rights by elevating the stories of amazing sex workers from history. The Oldest Profession Podcast will be hosting an art competition to tell the stories of two significant events in sex work history; The Compton Cafe uprising in 1966, and the first sex worker led protest in the US in 1917. Both of these events occurred in San Francisco.

The Oldest Profession Podcast would like to use selected art pieces to advance sex workers rights around the country. Artwork can be submitted from anywhere in the US. Pieces can be of all mediums, so long as they can be documented and shared on social media.

The Oldest Profession Podcast is asking for pieces to be submitted no later than December 15, 2020.

A total of four winners will be selected to win prize money:

  • Two winners will be awarded $750
  • Two winners will be awarded $250

Selected art will be featured in The Oldest Profession Podcast’s annual event, The Old Pro Project, and will be reproduced to raise awareness and money for the advancement of sex workers rights.

 

TO SUBMIT YOUR ART

Email contact@oldproproject.com with the subject line “SF Art Contest” by midnight on December 15, 2020 with the following information:

  • Preferred name
  • Preferred contact (email, phone, text)
  • Your artwork — image files, video links, pdfs, word docs, sound files, etc.

Finalists will be contacted no later than December 22, 2020, at which point they will be asked to submit the following materials:

  • A bio
  • Social media handles
  • A statement about the art and it’s importance to sex workers rights
  • At this time finalists will also be informed about the licensing process that the Oldest profession Podcast, a fiscally sponsored project, utilities to commission artwork. The purpose of the license is to enable free use of the artwork for the purpose of advancing sex workers rights.

The winners will be announced on January 20, 2021.

#OldProProject Participants in San Francisco

Sarah – San Francisco Art Contest Winner

Sarah – San Francisco Art Contest Winner

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Zoe Colmenares – San Francisco Art Contest Winner

Zoe Colmenares – San Francisco Art Contest Winner

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Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher – Lead Historian

Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher – Lead Historian

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Irene Merrow – Community Manager & Publicist

Irene Merrow – Community Manager & Publicist

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Savannah Sly – National Coordinator

Savannah Sly – National Coordinator

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Vanessa Warri – San Francisco

Vanessa Warri – San Francisco

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Samantha Jo-Dato – San Francisco Consultant

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Brodin Petrichor – San Francisco Art Contest Winner

Brodin Petrichor – San Francisco Art Contest Winner

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Sierra Cirque – San Francisco Art Contest Winner

Sierra Cirque – San Francisco Art Contest Winner

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Vandell – San Francisco

Vandell – San Francisco

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Lessa Millet – San Francisco

Lessa Millet – San Francisco

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Joaquin Remora – San Francisco City Coordinator

Joaquin Remora – San Francisco City Coordinator

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Janetta Louise Johnson – San Francisco

Janetta Louise Johnson – San Francisco

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Stephany Ashley – San Francisco

Stephany Ashley – San Francisco

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