Jane's Walk 2022 - F.A.Q. - Art Submissions

Updated: Jan 30

Jane’s Walk 2022: Uncommon Landmarks

Guides Walks (Outside & Online) Celebrating Windsor-Essex

"River West" by Rosina Riccardo for 2020 Windsor-Essex Jane's Walk Festival

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. Since the COVID Pandemic, the festival has embraced a digital format and accepted digital artwork and guided walks.

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 6-8, 2022.

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 6)

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 2022 Jane’s Walk Festival art theme is Uncommon Landmarks! Submit artwork about your neighbourhood's landmark (video, photography, poetry, prose, visual art, whatever!).

Everyone knows the big Windsor-Essex landmarks: the Bridge, Malden Park, the water towers, the marinas. But what is your neighbourhood's landmark? Is there a knotted old tree? A favourite convenience store? 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. 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 6)

Email or use this form

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