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Breaking Silences, Demanding Crip Justice: Sex, Sexuality and Disability

A Call for Artworks for September 2017 Conference in Dayton, Ohio.
We are seeking original artworks in all media forms, including: visual art & photography; poetry, music, or solo performance work; and storytelling. Works must explore the intersecting identities of disability and sexuality. This juried exhibition/show is open to artists 18 years and older. All submissions must include information on how you will ensure visual, auditory, and/or descriptive access for attendees with different disabilities. Please contact Devon Douglas at or Julie Williams, Psy.D., at with any questions or concerns.
Deadline: Complete the Proposal and Loan Agreement Form linked below and include a digital image, video or description of what you would like to present by11/23/16.
Download Breaking Silences' Call for Artworks and entry form >

Embracing Our Differences Call to Artists 2017

Artists possess a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, they can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a society where diversity is embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this change by submitting your original art to this 14th annual international outdoor juried art exhibit in Sarasota, Florida, featuring 45 billboard-size images measuring 16 feet (5m) wide by 12.5 feet (4m) high. Each work of art is created by local, national and international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.” Deadline 1/10/17.
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Documentary DVD: Autism & Art Contest

Announcing a contest for autistic artists to create original DVD cover art for “A Sound Paradigm: A Film About David Royer, Community, and Futures in Autism," a feature-length documentary.  Artists may use any medium in a 2 dimensional format. Artists with autism of any age are welcome to submit. Deadline: 10/31/16.
View details and submission instructions online >

Call for Papers: Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
Special Issue: Autism Narratives

"We welcome contributions from autistic/neuro-atypical persons." Deadline 2/28/17.
Find details about the call for Autism narratives >

Artists and Writers with Autism

"We are always collecting submissions here at The Art of Autism." The Art of Autism is the website of an international organization based in California.
How to submit visual art and blog postings to The Art of Autism >

Can Do Musos

An international organization was recently established to promote and support musicians with disabilities from all over the world. "We are looking for passionate musicians with challenges to profile on our website and be a part of this unique new organisation. So far we have attracted people from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela." Musicians with disabilities can submit the online form located on the Can Do Musos homepage.

Setting Up Success for Visual Artists

A free webinar sponsored by VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, has been archived for your viewing convenience. Presenter: Sonja Cendak, Artist Services Assistant Manager, Office of VSA & Accessibility, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Intended Audience: Organizations that want to provide better technical assistance to beginning visual artists or to established artists who want to make the transition to the more public, commercial art world.
Download a "Quick Links" document from the presentation >
View the archived webinar (you must have Windows Media 9 or higher) >

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Financial Support for Arts Careers
Indiana Arts Organizations
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    People in the Arts:
    Musician Henry Butler

    See profiles of a few of the many accomplished individuals working in diverse fields of the arts who also have a disability.
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  • Anima Animus by Mark A. Smith

    Artwork by:
    Mark A. Smith

    Mark Smith lives in Brazil, Indiana. He is a trained artist who served in the military as a medic in combat and other missions. Pictured above: "Anima Animus."
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  • Nicolas Lyford-Pike

    Spotlight on:
    Nicolas Lyford-Pike

    Nicolas Lyford-Pike is an artist from Columbus, Indiana who is deaf and has autism.
    more about Nicolas Lyford-Pike >

  • George Veditz by Warren Miller

    Artwork by:
    Warren Miller

    Warren Miller is an artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. Pictured above: Miller's painting "George Veditz."

  • Cover of Melissa Draper's book Follow Your Dreams

    Spotlight on:
    Melissa Draper

    Melissa Draper recalls that in school "they automatically labeled me as special education. They just stuck me right into that label." Now she is the author of a memoir, Follow Your Dreams and is a public speaker. She lives in Monticello, Indiana.
    more about Melissa Draper >

  • photograph by Allan Yates

    Work by:
    Allan Yates

    Allan Yates lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
    Above: Photograph taken at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, copyright Allan Yates.
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  • The Mountain Valley by Thaniel Ion Lee

    Artwork by:
    Thaniel Ion Lee

    New Albany, IN artist Thaniel Ion Lee has exhibited his art at Swanson Contemporary in Louisville and at Indiana University Southeast, among other galleries. Pictured above: The Mountain Valley.