Submit a Proposal

Now accepting proposals for our November issue!

  • Propose a project now and complete it for the following issue

  • Artists must be Minnesota residents between the ages of 12 and 22

  • Artists selected to participate will be paid, with commissions starting at $30

Important Dates:

        November Issue/Episode

          Applications due: Sept. 15th

          Notified by: Sept. 21st

          First Meeting: Oct. 5th 

          Projects due: Nov. 9th

          Release date: Nov. 16th


         February Issue/Episode

          Applications due: Dec. 8th

          Notified by: Dec. 15th

          First Meeting: Jan. 5th

          Projects due: Feb. 15th

          Release date: Feb 22nd       

There are several ways to get involved...

Voices of Experience Podcast

This podcast will include stories and interviews about mental health in general, with a focus on youth with mental health disorders who have been affected by mental health, education, criminal justice, and/or child welfare systems.

Propose a project in one of these categories:

  • Creating and producing a podcast segment

  • Creating an original song or spoken word poem

  • Composing music for the soundtrack of the podcast

Voices of Experience Online Magazine

This multi-media online magazine will feature artwork, videos, articles, and creative writing by youth with mental health disorders.

Propose a project in one of these categories:

  • Visual art in any 2D or 3D mediums

  • An article in written or video format

  • A non-fiction story in written or video format

  • Creative writing such as a short story or poetry in written or video format

Safe Guard: Allies Against Bullying Comic Book

Help elementary students learn strategies and concepts to prevent bullying by creating a comic book using the heroes and bullies of our Safe Guard: Allies Against Bullying project. Read more about them here.

We are looking for:

  • Writers who can write a bullying prevention story

  • Comic book artists who can bring a writer's story to life

Fidgety Fairy Tales Digital Storybook

Fidgety Fair Tales re-imagines familiar fairy tales to raise awareness about children's mental health. Usually performed as live musical theater productions, we are adapting one of the stories as a digital storybook for the first time. Learn more about Fidgety Fairy Tales here.

We are looking for:

  • Voice talent to read the story or play a role

  • Visual artists to create illustrations for the story

Apply now!

To apply for any of these projects, please fill out the following proposal form.

Questions? Contact Matt Organisak Jenson, Director of Arts and Youth Engagement at

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St. Paul, MN 55103


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Youth MOVE MN is a project of the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health and is a state chapter of Youth MOVE National.  This project is supported by a grant from Minnesota Systems of Care from the Department of Human Services.