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SenseAbility – Call For Artists

Posted on: June 20, 2022 by THEMUSEUM

THEMUSEUM is currently accepting applications from new and emerging artists who identify as d/Deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, neurodiverse, and/or identify with other disabilities of the senses for the opportunity to be showcased in a solo exhibition called SenseAbility.

Project Description: In the exhibition SPECTRUM | The Five Senses on now at THEMUSEUM, visitors are encouraged to explore with their senses, but we acknowledge that each individual person experiences and senses the world in a different way, especially since not all of us have access to all five senses. For the SenseAbility project, THEMUSEUM will showcase new and emerging artistic perspectives, particularly from those who are differently abled. As such, the artwork should reflect this theme. SenseAbility will open in September 2022 and run to the end of the year.

We invite artists working in all media to submit a proposal and encourage submissions from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, POC and LGBTQIA+.

Submission Criteria

Your submission should contain the following:

Note: This exhibition is intended to give new and emerging talent a chance to showcase their work in a solo show. For their participation in the exhibition, THEMUSEUM will award a small honorarium to the selected artist.

How to Submit Your Proposal

Submissions are due by 11:59pm on July 15, 2022. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please submit your proposal to:

Sarah Rolko
Exhibitions Coordinator
Please use the subject line “SenseAbility Exhibition Proposal”


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