The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Diversity Committee announces a student art competition with a theme of diversity. Currently enrolled UM students are eligible to submit proposals to produce a piece of art for permanent display in the library. This piece will be developed in line with the Library’s Diversity Plan Action Item 4.1.4 which states in part that the library will commission artwork “depicting the word “library” in international languages.” Interested students are welcome to creatively interpret this idea in the creation of their piece.

Requirements for the final product:

  *   The art must be 5’x7′ and weigh no more than 50lbs.
  *   The depiction of the word library should focus on the non-English languages spoken by international students at UM – for example, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Blackfeet, etc.

The successful candidate will be selected via a competitive process to produce a piece that reflects the spirit of the library and of diversity. The winning applicant will receive a $750 prize and $450 towards materials to be purchased from the UM Bookstore.

For more information, read the full call for artists on the Library’s website.