In-Transit: The Body As Currency

The Kay Chernush Virtual Gallery is an immersive experience from ArtWorks for Freedom that gives visitors from around the world access to a professionally curated selection of original artwork exploring the complexities of human trafficking. Gallery visitors can engage with a wide range of drawings, paintings, films, videos, murals, performances, textiles, and conceptual art that fights stigmatization and elevates the voices of survivors.

Call for entries

In Transit: The Body as Currency

Curated by Helen Frederick and Kate Somers 

Call for Art: Erotic August Festival In Washington, DC

Erotic August is seeking participation! Including, but not limited to: visual, installation, and performance art for the month of August 2022.
About Erotic August:
We want to honor and respect, not shame and trigger.
We emphasize the joy, playfulness, and possibilities of erotic life. 
We love the new, weird, and hard to categorize.
About You:
You bring new stories, perspectives, and voices, especially from erotically marginalized adult populations, including the elderly and people with disabilites. 

Seeking First Nation/Coast Salish Mural Artist

Hi there! Mural Project Edmonds is looking for a First Nation/Coast Salish mural artist for an upcoming project. Mural will be painted on panels that are approx 16 ft long with a height that varies from 2-6 ft high. Budget is still being determined, but will be between $5-10K.

Pic is representative of style we are seeking. Art credit: Dave Faulstuh


Merge: Nation's Best Emerging Artists with Disabilities

This call invites artists to consider the intersections and combinations of their creative process and disability identity. In art, the juxtaposition of ideas can blur distinctions or reveal something new. This year’s theme, Merge, explores uniting paths and asks what we can learn when it all comes together. 

About the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program
Our programs for artists with disabilities shape the future of the arts. The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, amplifies the voices of emerging artists with career development and professional empowerment. The competition seeks excellent work from emerging artists with disabilities residing in the United States. 

Merge: Nation's Best Emerging Young Artists with Disabilities

The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program amplifies the voices of visual artists with disabilities through career development and professional empowerment. The competition seeks excellent work from emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, residing in the United States.

Fifteen winning artists are selected by jury. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. For winning artists, one of the submitted artworks will be selected for a national exhibition. Artists participate in professional development activities provided by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

VSA Playwright Discovery Competition

The 2021 VSA Playwright Discovery Award Program is now accepting 2021 applications.  High school students are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance. Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities are encouraged to submit short works written to be performed: plays, spoken word poetry (for single performer or a group), or music theater.

Writers must have a disability

U.S. writers must be grades 6-12 (or equivalents)

Non-U.S. writers age 11-18

Scripts may be for theater scripts, musicals, multimedia, video, film, or TV scripts, non-linear scripts or other writing for performance


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