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June 2019

Call for Art: LEAD Conference Agenda Cover

June 30, 2019
LEAD conference agenda book cover call for art

The Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility is seeking artwork by artists and designers with disabilities for the cover of the 2019 LEAD® conference agenda book.

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July 2019

Call for Art: Governor’s Committee Poster Competition

July 15, 2019
texas governor's committee national disability employment awareness month 2018 poster

Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated in Texas every October. The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities produces a colorful poster for display in businesses, government offices and schools. The posters are intended to spark a conversation about employment of people with disabilities. Artwork for the poster is selected by a submission and judging process and is open to any Texas artist with a disability.

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August 2019

Call for Creative Writing: Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Competition

August 1, 2019
TX United States
Pen 2 Paper, a disability-focused Creative Writing Contest

The annual disability focused Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Competition (P2P) is open for 2019! P2P will be celebrating its tenth year of sharing and recognizing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comics on the topic of disability. Submissions are accepted from anywhere in the world and from writers of any age, ability or disability, and writing level.

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Call for Short Films: Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival

August 2, 2019
Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757 United States
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packed movie theatre, screen says "Cinema Touching Disability"

The Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival dispels common misperceptions about disability by showing films that portray people with disabilities in an accurate and interesting way. The selected films show that individuals with disabilities live the same sort of full and independent lives as all other people. The short film competition invites filmmakers to share their personal views of disability through a short film. The films with the most imaginative and interesting portrayals of people with disabilities will be featured at Cinema Touching Disability. The three best films will also win a cash prize and an award certificate.

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September 2019

Call for Art: Mental Illness Awareness Week

September 9, 2019 @ 11:30 pm
Drawing of baseball player shattering the word stigma with his bat

We invite artist ages 18 and up living in the San Antonio area who have mental illness to submit artwork to our annual Mental Illness Awareness Week exhibition in San Antonio.

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October 2019

Call for Art: Annual Holiday Art and Gift Show

October 1, 2019 @ 11:59 pm
AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Room 101
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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It's time for 11th annual Holiday Art and Gift Show! We are looking for artwork by Texas artists with disabilities including visual art, crafts, handmade gift items, literary works and more.

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Call for Art: Dallas Abilities Expo

October 11, 2019 @ 11:59 pm
Dallas Market Center, 2100 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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artist poses in front of her booth of artwork at abilities Expo

For the first time ever, Abilities Expo is coming to Dallas in December! We have partnered with the Abilities Expo for 10 years to host the Artist Market in Houston, Texas each year, offering opportunities for our Houston artists to show and sell their work. Now we have the chance to highlight our Dallas artists with disabilities at the Dallas Market Center December 13-15, 2019. We only have space for 5 artists, so apply today!

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January 2020

Call for Scripts: VSA 2020 Young Playwright Discovery Program

January 2
2020 Playwright Discovery Application

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:59pm CST The Kennedy Center - Office of VSA and Accessibility -Now Accepting 2020 Playwright Discovery Applications! VSA Playwright Discovery Program - A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program Opens September 1, 2019 through January 2, 2020. Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in the 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…

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Call for Art: Valentine’s Pop-up Shop

January 24

DEADLINE: January 24, 2020. Download Entry Form. Art Spark Texas is hosting a pop-up shop for artists to sell their work in advance of Valentine’s Day. 2D and 3D works in all media, crafts, literary arts, and other handmade products are eligible. Tables and chairs provided. For more details and an entry form contact [email protected] Art Spark Texas Valentine Arts & Crafts Pop-Up Shop Saturday, February 8, 2020 12-4 pm Download Entry Form (.doc file)

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May 2020

Booth Proposal Deadline: Abilities Expo Houston

May 29

Abilities Expo - Houston, TX, July 31 – August 2, 2020 Art Sparks Texas Artist Market Deadline: May 29, 2020 Abilities Expo has invited Art Spark Texas to once again host the Artist Market at their event in Houston. Art Sparks Texas invites artists with disabilities living in the Houston area to submit a booth proposal for the Artist Market at Abilities Expo in Houston, TX. There is a $20 entry fee due with the application. If accepted into the…

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