Help bring Joyful Return to life!
We’re collecting items from the HoMA community that will become part of Joyful Return’s unique, shared experience.
Right now, we’re looking for submissions of meaningful images of you at the museum from months and years past, hands-on help creating messages of hope, yarn donations, and interviews.
Read on for details about how to get involved!
Send us photos of your favorite memories of you at HoMA, perhaps from an art class you took, a fun museum event, or simply a joyful moment captured at the museum. Please share! Digital photo submissions can be sent to: email@example.com.
At this time, we will not be taking photo submissions via social media.
If you have a print photo you’d like to share, please stop by the museum’s front desk during open hours, and a staff member will be happy to snap a digital photograph of your print.
Creating messages of hope:
We invite the HoMA community of all ages to write or draw messages of hope on fabric squares that will be fashioned into banner flags. Messages may reflect the hopes you have for family, community, or earth-based health and sustainability in 2021.
If you would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be sent a fabric square by mail. Fabric squares will include a self-addressed envelope, so that they can be mailed back to the museum. Be on the lookout for more information on in-person flag making opportunities at the museum!
Please return your fabric square by March 31, 2021.
Yarn donations and community textile submissions:
Have any excess yarn impatiently waiting to be woven into a museum-wide project? We are seeking donations of yarn in a big way! Neutral tones and all shades of green, brown, and grey will make us spin with joy. We welcome reflective and glow-in-the-dark yarn in these colors as well! If you would like to share the yarn joy, please bring donations to the museum’s front desk during open hours and let the staff member know that it is a community submission for Joyful Return. At the close of the project, any unused yarn will be donated to a good home.
Do you knit or crochet? Stay tuned…more information coming soon!
Audio recordings of HoMA memories:
We are seeking pre-recorded interviews and memories of the museum (similar to StoryCorps) from the HoMA community to be used in an upcoming sound installation. Everyone is invited to lend their voices to the project using the audio recording feature on a smartphone. Any recording app available will work!
Download the .PDF document below for interview questions and recording guidelines.
Please email your finished audio recordings to: email@example.com by June 1, 2021.