We can provide the materials you need to create your own pop-up exhibit with just a little space, paper, volunteers, and time for your volunteers and any local partnering organizations to help fold the number of Soul Boxes appropriate to your site. You will receive our downloadable logo and signage (PDFs) so your exhibit is clearly identified as part of the Soul Box Project. Additionally, materials will provide instructions on everything from folding Soul Boxes and hosting Box-making events to making your own wearable backpacks for marches.
Below, see images of previous DIY pop-up exhibits and read our tips for planning your exhibit.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat about your goals and to obtain free "How-to" guides that have helped groups around the country create successful events and exhibits in their libraries, churches, schools, theaters and other communal spaces. Look at the photos and videos of other exhibits and events, below, and throughout this website.
Hosting a Soul Box Project exhibit can fit any budget. You'll need
• An exhibit space: a room, hallway, corner, wall, table or display case
• Soul Box-making materials: primarily paper cut to 8.5 x 8.5 inches, with optional decorating pens, pencils, magazines for collage, glue, etc. Utilize recycled papers such as old worksheets, catalogs, calendars, atlases, and brown grocery bags.
• Many hours of Soul-Box making by volunteers for your organization or partnering groups
• Printing of signage and flyers: simple photocopying or professional printing
• Shipping your Soul Boxes to Portland after your exhibit to be part of exhibitions in other locations. How to mail your Soul Boxes.
Approach local sponsors and in-kind donors prior to the exhibit. To offset your costs for materials, printing and shipping, consider providing a jar for donations.
We will include your exhibit and events on our website and social media to reach national audiences.
We will send you links to download:
• High resolution logos to print and provide to local media
• Video links to show the national context of your pop-up exhibit
• Sample press release
• Exhibit signage about the gunfire epidemic and The Soul Box Project (printable PDFs)
• How to fold a Soul Box flyer/sign
• How to host events guide
• How to make backpacks for processions or marches
Are you envisioning something more? Can your venue accommodate a larger scale or longer term exhibit? Ask about our Panel Loan Program. This video of 15,000 Soul Boxes exhibited at Multnomah Arts Center, April 2019, shows the installation of panels, columns, canopies, and strands.
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Get ideas from these DIY pop-up exhibits.
Let us help you plan your exhibit and attract media attention to your exhibit or event.
100 Soul Box volunteers delivered 36,000 Soul Boxes to the Oregon State Capitol Building on Feb. 15, 2019.
The San Jose Moms Demand Action chapter assembled Soul Boxes on the anniversary of the Gilroy shooting.
Art professor Deb Bartelt and students at Marian University made Soul Boxes and created an exhibit to display at Trista Holz Studios.