August Theme: Artful Travel
It's time to set the "Out of Office" replies on your work email, take some time off, and get out of town to enjoy the warm weather.
For #MCAinspired this month share your trips with us around the theme of "Artful Travel." Whether it's a trip to a cultural must-see, or a creative take on a place we all know and love, we're looking for entries that demonstrate or show creativity—unusual photos, digital mash-ups, poetic captions, all are welcome and encouraged!
August submissions are accepted until midnight on August 31, 2016. Each submission should mention #MCAinspired in some way. Post to our Facebook page, tag #MCAinspired on Twitter or Instagram, or send it to [email protected].
The most touching, creative, and inspiring submission will be announced in September. You do not have to be an MCA Member to post your inspiration:
Prize for a Non-Member
$75 Household Membership
Prize for a Member
Choice of a Premier-level upgrade or a $75 renewal
*Contest runs monthly, January 2015–December 2017. Entry deadlines and themes change each month. Prizes may vary from month to month. Multiple submissions are welcome, but an individual can only win once during the length of the contest. Individuals submitting content for #MCAInspired give permission to the MCA Chicago to use their submission material in other ways, including and not limited to marketing and promotion. Existing Individual- or Household-level members will be upgraded to the Friend level. Those who choose to renew receive a free 12-month extension of their current membership—a value of $75 for a current Household member.
MCAinspired—How has the MCA inspired you?
The MCA is a place that can spark personal creativity. It is frequently changing and bubbling with new ideas and new art. One can always find something inspirational—something that strengthens your appreciation for art or feeds your artistic ambitions.
A Monthly Contest
Our members and visitors share a wealth of creativity on social media. The #MCAinspired contest gives you a chance to be part of that community, and share how the MCA has inspired you—plus, this monthly contest gives you an opportunity to win prizes like a new or upgraded membership.*
An MCA Membership
Free admission; discounts in the MCA Store, MCA Stage, and MCA Café; and exclusive previews of exhibitions are only the beginning. Becoming an MCA Member allows you to experience the museum like no other visitor and connects you with the best of contemporary culture in Chicago. Membership at the MCA isn’t simply about discounts—it’s about belonging to a community that supports living artists and their work.