Businesses are being asked to bring art and creativity into their workspace via an “Arts in the Workplace,” contest, according to Janet Peterson, WheatonArts marketing and public relations director.
Businesses can bring two-dimensional or three-dimensional art into offices, warehouses or break rooms, by launching collaborative art projects for employees to engage in, by utilizing technology to share favorite works of art among employees, or by any means a company believes would bring art and creative process into the workdays of their employees. Participation in this contest is free and open to businesses throughout the region.
Companies interested in participating are asked to register by Thursday, July 31. Registration forms and additional information about the Wheaton “Arts in the Workplace” contest is available online at www.wheatonarts.org or by contacting Angela Speakman, WheatonArts development coordinator of special projects, at 825-6800, ext. 118, or email@example.com
After the registration is complete, businesses can develop their art initiatives and are asked to submit a 30-second video clip on the WheatonArts Facebook page describing and showing their efforts. Video submissions will be accepted Aug. 1-31. If any company is unable to participate in a Facebook submission, it should contact the WheatonArts office to make alternative arrangements for submission.
Submissions will be judged by WheatonArts staff, artists and volunteers and will be based on three categories – originality, creativity and impact. Finalists will be contacted around Sept. 3. Contest winners will be officially announced at 1 p.m. Sept. 20, at WheatonArts during Wheaton Wide Open Weekend. Winning companies will receive one-of-a-kind glass trophies and complimentary day passes for their employees.
Companies are allowed to submit contest entries based on artistic and creative efforts they are already utilizing to benefit their employees. WheatonArts will periodically post tips and ideas on their Facebook page to benefit companies developing their art concepts and submissions.