Each January The Grove offers a free, downloadable calendar to our mailing list and social-media followers. For our 2021 calendar we are opening up the artwork creation to anyone in our community. We’re looking for graphic recordings, drawings, cartoons, paintings or collages. 

Original artwork should answer the question, “What does democracy mean to you?” 

Responses to this question may come easily or may be more complex. We look forward to a variety of perspectives, including those from our international community. We don’t want this to be about political parties or political candidates. We consider democracy to be a larger concept.

The Grove believes in democratic processes in our work and as such, our staff will democratically choose twelve entries to place in our calendar.


Submission guidelines

  • Artwork files should be no more than 5 MB. JPEG, PNG or PDF files are fine.
  • Email artwork to submissions@thegrove.com.
  • Deadline: Send in submissions any time before Dec. 11th, 2020.
  • Landscape format. Artwork will be placed in a layout with an image area of roughly 6.5” wide x 4” high. We encourage artwork that fits nicely in those dimensions.
  • Please include your name and where you live in the text of your submission email, so we can attribute your artwork.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!