Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance: plays, screenplays, spoken word poetry (for single performer or a group), or music theater. Writers are encouraged to craft short works from their own experiences and observations, create fictional characters and settings, or choose to write metaphorically or abstractly about the disability experience. Learn more about the VSA Playwright Discovery Award Program.
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 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., which is live-streamed and archived on the Kennedy Center website. This program is open to soloists and ensembles of any instrument or genre including classical, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and more! Learn more about the VSA International Young Soloists Award Program.
The Creative Access Residencies Program will offer 12 fully-funded studio residency fellowships to artists and writers living with SCI. The application portal is now open at the Alliance of Artist Communities. Visit Alliance of Artists Communities.
Our 8th Annual Distinguished Artist Veterans exhibit will be held in Bryan, TX this year and includes a collaboration of veteran visual artists with our veteran writers. Visual artists are asked to respond through their artwork directly to a literary piece by a veteran writer.
In 2016/17 we have hosted several writing workshops for veterans. These writings include poems, short fiction, and personal narratives. In June 2017 we are hosting a veteran showcase that will feature these writers as well as Veteran musician and visual artist responses to the writings. We want your response to be in the musical genre of your choice and in your own interpretation. You will get a chance to choose the writing you will be responding to on a first come, first serve basis. Musicians will be chosen based on the quality of submitted work samples. We expect final songs to be of the same quality. A final product will be a CD and showcase of your music on Bryan, TX.
IKARE MOOD TRAUMA RECOVERY CLINIC is San Antonio’s newest psychiatric outpatient clinic. They are looking for artists to share your beautiful and inspiring works of art to be displayed in the clinic in a REVOLVING GALLERY. The clinic is located in the 8th floor of the Highpoint building on 8401 Datapoint in Suite 855 in San Antonio, TX. There is PLENTY of white wall space and a few teal accent walls to hang and display many pieces of art, that can vary in media, size, and dimension, so even sculptures are welcomed. The copious amounts of natural light from the 8th floor windows provide exceptional viewing areas in the lobby, breakfast bar area, therapy rooms and provider rooms. We would like to display many artist’s pieces during a 3-4 month period and have the option for patients, visitors and/or healthcare providers to purchase the pieces at a price determined by the artist. It cost nothing to display your work but we only ask for a small nominal donation to FIRST-MD when the art is sold in the clinic. The theme for the artwork we are looking for is: RECOVERY, RESILIENCE, OVERPOWERING INNER TURMOIL, SUCCESS, etc., a suitable theme for artwork that would be hanging in a MOOD, TRAUMA, RECOVERY clinic. Please email pictures of any gallery-ready piece(s) you would like to be displayed in the clinic for considering approval. Write RECOVERY ART as the subject for submissions. Contact Eli Elias.
This online journal of disability literature and art is seeking submissions to publish work by writers and artists with disabilities. This includes poetry, prose, cross-genre work, book reviews, and artwork. See details at www.deafpoetssociety.com.
TinasArt.net is an online art gallery featuring "Award-Winning Artists With Disabilities". We sell the portfolios of talented artists and also do commissioned pet portraits. We are now adding Pet Caricatures to our product line and are looking for talented Caricature Artists. If you would like to work from your home creating great caricature art please email Jeff directly.