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.

We invite you to participate and to photograph your Memorial.
Then, share it with us:

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.

All images will be exhibited together online, and in ongoing exhibitions of the printed work, together in one space. Our first exhibition is currently up in Downtown Minneapolis at the AIM Gallery at 15 south 9th Street, Minneapolis, through November.

If you would like to exhibit any of the Memorials- showing one day, one week, or even one month- we have PDFs formatted at exhibition size of 8.5 x 11 for easy printing.

To send us your Memorial, show others’ Memorials, or write us with any questions you may have, please contact:

Please visit our other pages via the menu at the top of this page, or link directly to our gallery here: