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Opportunity Highlights

Please note sponsors; These opportunities are not necessarily associated with ArtsWORK Indiana.

Call for DeafBlind Pariticipants: ProTactile Theater Institute

Gallaudet University invites applications from DeafBlind individuals to participate in a two-week institute funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. This institute, on May 15-27, 2017, will develop models for theater by DeafBlind people for DeafBlind people. Participants will workshop an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by DeafBlind writer John Lee Clark. At the end of the institute, participants will stage a short performance. Up to six participants will be accepted. Participants will receive a stipend of $1,000 each. Transportation to DC and room/board on campus will be provided as needed. Mobility orientation will also be arranged as needed. Sighted volunteers fluent in ASL are also welcome. Deadline: 2/28/17.
More information about ProTactile Institute >

reVISION 2017: An Invitation to Participate

reVISION will be a tactile art exhibit of works by regional artists that explore the world of art through the eyes of the visually impaired and re-examines the traditional gallery presentation as a tactile, auditory and spatial experience. Creating work specifically for this show, sculptors, textile artists, painters and new-media artists will be encouraged to challenge both themselves and visitors to re-imagine the boundaries of art the way one experiences it. reVISION will be held at the Indiana Interchurch Center Art Gallery in Indianapolis, Indiana in March and April 2017. Proceeds from the event benefit the education and early intervention of infants and toddlers who are blind or have low vision throughout Indiana. Sponsored by Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS). Deadline: 2/3/17.
Download the VIPS reVISION call for art >

Call for Films

Superfest showcases films that celebrate disability as a creative and generative force in film and culture. We screen films for over 500 people each year and host filmmakers from around the globe. Be a part of this powerful international event, submit your film today! Works must be on the subject of disability, feature a prominent disabled character, OR be directed, written and/or produced by a person with a disability. Feature-length and short films eligible. Presented by The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Deadline: 2/28/17
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Art for Wine

A major international wine distributor is partnering with The Art of Autism in using art from several United States artists on the autism spectrum for wine sleeves. They are seeking abstract art that has a feel of colors used in wine and wine making. Please email with your art. They will be purchasing the art.

2017 VSA International Young Soloists Competition

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. The performance is live-streamed and archived on the Kennedy Center website. This program is open to soloists and ensembles of any instrument or genre including but not limited to classical, jazz, hip-hop, rap, rock/alt rock, pop, indie, bluegrass, folk, country, R&B/blues, Latin, and World. All instruments, including voice, are accepted. Deadline: 2/8/17.
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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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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.

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Indiana Arts Organizations
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  • musician Henry Butler at the piano

    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.
    Go to People in the Arts

  • 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."
    more about Mark Smith >

  • 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.