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Community Building

Art in Public Spaces

The YSM Program for Art in Public Spaces was formed to ensure that the artwork in public areas at the school reflects our mission, history, and the diversity of our community. The committee is comprised of faculty, students, and staff, working in two subcommittees.

The Standards and Process Subcommittee is developing a statement about the values that should be embodied in the art displayed in the school’s public spaces. It is also developing a transparent process for how decisions will be reached about artwork that is displayed.

The Rotating Exhibits Subcommittee is developing themes, processes, and criteria for temporary exhibits of artwork that will be submitted by the YSM and New Haven communities.

The committee welcomes feedback at

“Self-Reflection” Exhibit Guidelines:

  1. The deadline for submissions is September 27, 2019.
  2. Submissions may be no larger than 30”x30” inches (50”x40”x12” for sculptures).
  3. Submissions can be in any medium (e.g. painting, photography, sculpture, print).
  4. Submissions that require sound or electricity will not be considered.
  5. Artwork must be submitted electronically. Artists will be required to fill out an accompanying form that includes a description of the artwork (maximum 100 words) for the accompanying label in the exhibit. YSM CAPS reserves the right to edit descriptions for length and style.
  6. Written permission will be required for those other than the artist who are represented.
  7. Artists whose work is accepted agree to the use of their artwork for promotional purposes, including but not limited to posters and social media posts.
  8. Due to space constraints, not all artwork may be displayed.
  9. The final selection of artwork for the exhibit is at the discretion of the CAPS Executive Committee.


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TIME’S UP Healthcare aims to drive new policies and decisions that result in more balanced, diverse, and accountable leadership; address workplace discrimination, harassment and abuse; and create equitable and safe work cultures within all facets of the health care industry.

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