Tomorrow Mourning: An Archive of Disabled Grief

Tomorrow Mourning: An Archive of Disabled Grief is calling for submissions for a digital archive, zine and ongoing art project centering disabled grief. As disabled people/people with chronic pain or illnesses, we often confront feelings of loss relative to our changing bodies, capacities, and the uncertainties surrounding them. Our grief is wild and multifaceted, for the vestiges that make-up our multiple identities, and the material objects that embody them- Objects that bring us solace, couch our mourning, fill our days, or offer us a temporary out from the trauma of medicalization, objects that, for one reason or another, our disabled bodies cannot always interact with in the ways we may have done/wanted to continue doing.


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

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

Calling all musicians with disabilities, ages 14-25! 

Each year outstanding young musicians with disabilities from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to perform and participate in professional development and music coaching activities provided by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  

This program is open to soloists and ensembles of any instrument or genre!

PARALYM ART WORLD CUP 2020 [Disability Art]


Paralym Art World Cup 2020 is an international competition for disabled artists – there is no restriction on age or gender! 
 Entries are made online and FREE 

Theme: Peace

Deadline:30th June 2020

Between A4 size (210mm x 297mm) and A0 size (841mm x 1189mm)
Any 2-D material (colored pencil, acrylic, water-color or oil painting, cut-out or print art, calligraphy or embroidery, etc.)

Call for proposals | From Access to Inclusion 2020

Arts & Disability Ireland are calling for proposals for a unique European Summit titled From Access to Inclusion 2020 taking place from 11th - 14th May in Dublin, Ireland. The deadline for abstracts is midnight GMT/UTC, Tuesday 12th November 2019.

This arts and culture summit will feature three strands; capacity building workshops offered from 11th-12th May in cultural venues across Dublin city, a two day symposium in The Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle from 13th-14th May and a series of evening cultural events.


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