open call

Every day 22 U.S. Veterans’ lives are lost to suicide. The 8030 Project is an open call to create individual Memorials for these Veterans lost, and to raise awareness and support for Veterans and Soldiers coming home.

We invite you to create a Memorial of everyday objects in an everyday space. Choose 22 items which you feel represent the 22 lives lost each day. It can be as simple as a circle of chairs, stones on a beach, or even a drawing. Our goal is to reach at least 365 participants, so that we show how many individual lives this truly is. With 22 lost each day, that is over 8000 each year.

All images will be exhibited together online, and in ongoing exhibitions of the printed work, together in one space. Our first exhibition was this fall, through Veterans Day, in Downtown Minneapolis at the AI Minnesota Art Gallery at 15 south 9th Street, Minneapolis.

To submit an image of your memorial, please send it to:

If possible, images should be at least 1.5 megabytes. Camera phone images are accepted. You may include as much or little information as you like: whether you are a Veteran, a family member, an artist, anonymous, and so on.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have: