LEARN HOW TO CREATE A WORK OF ART WITH BMIKE ODUMS
Explore how visual art and activism can work together to make real change. Take an issue that’s important to you and create an artwork that inspires the vision you want to see. If you’re a student age 21 or younger, this challenge is for you—whether you’re an experienced artist or just getting started. The world needs your ideas, your commitment, your art. Start here with the XQ Art and Activism Challenge.
THE STEPS: Here’s What You’ll Do
JOIN THE CHALLENGE
Sign up to channel your activism into a piece of art! We’ll notify you when the Challenge launches.
CREATE YOUR ART
Watch videos, dig into resources, and learn about BMike’s creative process while you create your own piece of art.
SUBMIT YOUR WORK
Upload your finished piece and artist statement.
VIEW AND VOTE
Respond to the art of others and share your feedback!
Get comments from the community. Top entries get feedback from BMike.
EARN THE XQ VISUAL ART AND ACTIVISM BADGE
Upon completion, you will earn the XQ Visual Art and Activism badge!
ABOUT BMIKE ODUMS
Brandan “BMike” Odums is a New Orleans-based visual artist who, through exhibitions, public programs, and public art works, is engaged in a transnational dialogue about the intersection of art and resistance. From film to murals to installations, Odums’ work encapsulates the political fervor of a generation of Black American activists who came of age amidst the tenure of the nation’s first Black president, the resurgence of popular interest in law enforcement violence, and the emergence of the self-care movement. In a series of workshops BMike will share his powerful approach to public art that speaks at the intersection of history, identity, and community.