Healing and Processing Trauma

Open Call for Art on the theme of Religious Trauma

A multimedia group show on the theme of spiritual trauma titled "This Is What We Carry", March 23-April 28, 2024. The group show will be held in a community space in Logan Square, Chicago and welcomes artists of all levels.

We are interested in all mediums of art centering on themes of religious trauma and spiritual trauma. We trust each artist to define these terms in ways that are true for them.

There is no submission fee and you are welcome to submit multiple pieces.

We also invite artists to make new pieces for this show if the theme inspires them. You may submit the form to show your interest even if you do not have a completed piece yet. 

Call for BIPOC Writers: Somatic Movement and Dance Film Festival

Somatic Movement and Dance Film Festival, Essence of Embodiment Festival to be presented in March 2021, as part of the Curatorial Fellowship in Dance in partnership with Smush Gallery. Join us this spring in Jersey City and online, as we highlight emerging and established movement practitioners, directors, dance artists to Essence of Embodiment.


Through dance and film, we’ll be examining techniques to release fear & trauma, re-align the body with the mind while bringing together a group of multi-generational, multi-racial, dancers, artists, & writers through conversations about lessons they’ve learned throughout their careers. Ultimately exploring the theme of Somatic Awareness, Authority, and Ownership of the Body.


EOE Festival 2021: Extended Call for BIPOC Teachers and Filmmakers/Choreographers

Somatic Movement, Dance, and Film Festival exploring other narratives involving trauma, PTSD, and healing


EXTENDED CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Essence of Embodiment 2021 Festival to be held March 2021
Online and in person* in Jersey City, NJ

We've extended the call to invite submissions from Artists of Black, Latinx, Asian American Descent, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific, Non-Binary, Queer Artists, and Artists with Disabilities 

Extended Lifeline: January 22nd, 2021 by 11:59 PM ET
Notification: January 31st 2021

Call for Applicants: Looking for Dance Films & Teachers

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Essence of Embodiment 2021 Festival to be held March 2021
Online and in person* in Jersey City, NJ

Application Link: http://bit.ly/38Sd5ES

Lifeline: January 15th, 2021 by 11:59 PM ET
Notification: January 31st 2021

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