Rock Your HeArt Out 2018 Storyteller Application


Rock your HeART Out 2018 is looking for you!

Our Storytellers are talented, compassionate and respectful visual artists who would like the opportunity to be paired up with one of our clients. Our clients have escaped human rights violations and lost every bit of their former lives to find safety. We want to tell their stories through a different lens, a different perspective, a different narrative. We hope that this process will also inspire healing and understanding between our Clients, the Storytellers and our Community.

Once our Storytellers are chosen, we pair them with a Client. There is an initial meeting between the two, where the client story is shared and the artist suggests a few ideas as to how the piece may morph. We encourage our client/storyteller pairs to continue to meet throughout the development of the art.


We have experienced that the connection between the Artist and the Client directly effects the creation of the Art.

Meeting schedule TBD based on Client and Artist availability.

Rock Your HeART Out is a Concert & Art auction, benefiting Human Rights Initiative of North Texas. Art inspired by our Clients and Storyteller will be auctioned off at this event. All monies will go towards HRI.

Would you like to be our STORYTELLER?
Apply today!

Deadline to apply: July 28, 2018 – 5 P.M.
Storytellers notified/announced: Early August
Project Completion Deadline: September 30, 2018
Rock Your HeART Out event: October 27th, 2018

Got Questions? We have answers! Email Maryam Baig at

*We could never thank our Storytellers enough, but we do offer a humble stipend and a free ticket to one of our events for their work.