Jane's Walk 2021 - F.A.Q. - Art Submissions

Jane’s Walk 2021: Postcards from Home

Free Digital, Guided Walks Celebrating Windsor-Essex

What is a Jane’s Walk?

Jane’s Walks are free citizen-led walks of neighbourhoods. Jane’s Walk celebrates the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs by getting people out exploring neighbourhoods and meeting their neighbours. During the COVID Pandemic, the festival has taken on a digital format.

When is the Jane’s Walk Weekend?

The Global Festival Weekend takes place annually on the first weekend of May (close to Jane Jacobs’ birthday). This year it will be May 7-9, 2021.

Who was Jane Jacobs?

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve, and fail that have become commonsense cannon for today’s architects, planners, policymakers, activists, and other city builders.

Submitting Art: Postcards from Home

Who can submit art?

Anyone! We encourage citizens, groups, and organizations to take part. Don’t feel like you have to be an expert or a professional—adding local voices and a variety of perspectives makes for an even more dynamic walk.

Submit artwork any time before the Festival (May 7)

Email or use this form

How much do they cost?

Volunteers lead Jane’s Walks and participation is free.

What is this year’s theme?

The 2021 Jane’s Walk Festival art theme is Postcards from Home! Submit a postcard about your neighbourhood (video, photography, poetry, prose, visual art, whatever!). Standard postcard size is 4” x 6” or 5 x 7” but feel free to think outside the box.

How will the art be used?

Artwork will be shared on the Windsor Jane’s Walk website and social media with credits given to the artist.

Jane’s Walk is a volunteer-run, free festival with no corporate sponsorships or grants. However, we recognize the importance of artist labour and want to help contribute during this difficult time. Please let us know if you are interested in having prints made of your artwork. Windsor Jane’s Walk will facilitate the printing and sale of the art and the net proceeds will 100% go to the artist. We will not reproduce your work without your permission.

Windsor Jane’s Walk organizers retain the right to not publish artwork deemed off-topic or that violates copyright.

What format can I submit art?

For video or audio submissions:

Uploaded links to either a Youtube or Vimeo video or Soundcloud file. Please do not send video or audio files.

For digital art submissions:

Types of submissions recommended: Submit images as a high quality .JPEG or .PNG.

How are Jane’s Walks promoted?

Jane’s Walk Windsor promotes the festival as a whole, but participating individuals and organizations agree to identify themselves as part of Jane’s Walk through inclusion of the event logo and language in their respective communications (e.g. email, social media, printed collateral) leading up to the event.

A press release will be sent out with details of the different submissions and it will be promoted through various social media channels.

Can I use Jane’s Walk as a promotional opportunity?

The festival can serve as an opportunity to share information about a particular project, initiative, or event with fellow urbanists as it relates to your art.

How do I sign up to be a Walk Leader?

Please use this form to sign up:

Submit artwork any time before the Festival (May 7)

Email or use this form

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