Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts General Demotion/ General Devotion Competition

Application Deadline: September 15, 2018


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The deadline to enter the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts General Demotion/General Devotion competition is Saturday, Sept. 15. VCUarts’ experimental design lab mOb (middle Of broad) studio and its community partner, Storefront for Community Design, are organizing the national competition for design submissions that reconsider Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue.

Monument Avenue is punctuated with statues depicting Confederate leaders such as Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis and has been the focus of recent discussions about the city’s image. mOb and Storefront seek proposals for the landmark avenue, creating a unique vehicle for engaging in a community and national dialogue about the role of sculpture, monuments and public spaces in creating a socially just environment.

Registration for teams and individuals is open until Sept. 15, with submissions due Dec. 1. The Valentine will host an exhibition of entries from Feb. 14 through Dec. 1, 2019.