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2022 Earth Day call for innovative creators

Boise State’s department of Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability, in partnership with US Energy and the School of the Arts, seeks to exhibit innovative creators whose original creations speak to the theme of environmental sustainability.

The exhibition, entitled Spark Change, will present a cohesive body of works that relate to the theme of environmental sustainability as made evident through the subjects represented or through the materials used. Works showing a clear design aesthetic will be prioritized. This call is open to both students and community members.

$250 will be awarded to each of the top three student entries.

Works can include, but are not limited to:

  • Robotics
  • Augmented/virtual reality
  • Video performance/installation
  • Textiles, puppets, and kites
  • Large-scale art
  • Shelters
  • Unusual tools and machines
  • Found art
  • 2D and 3D visual arts

All genres, styles, and media are welcome. All work must be presentation-ready. Submitted entries may be previously-created works, but must be the original work of the individual/group applying. The deadline is March 31, at:


Entry Period Opens: Feb. 15, 2022
Submission Due: March 31, 2022
Winners Contacted Via Email: April 11, 2022
Installation of Artwork: April 21, 2022 in Center for Visual Arts, second floor Pop Up Gallery
Duration of Exhibition: April 22 through May 6, 2022
Reception: Thursday evening, April 22, 2022, (time TBD)

A panel made up of three students, a representative of the Office of the Sustainability, and two School of the Arts staff members will select participants. The panel will make its decision based on the innovative creator’s mastery of technique, adherence to the principles of design, and relevance to the theme.

If you have further questions, contact Emma Kirks at or via phone at 426-4421, or Kat Davis at or via phone at 426-3303.