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Artists Resources - Calls for Art

2019 IOD Calendar Call for Art

Deadline: June 29, 2018

Institute on Disability is currently inviting artists to submit artwork to be considered for the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire’s 2019 Calendar. Since 2000 we have produced an incredible, full-color calendar that reaches across the world. Featuring 13 original works of art coupled with inspirational quotes, the IOD’s 2019 Calendar is a wonderful opportunity to share your talent on a global scale. The Submission Deadline is Friday, June 29, 2018.

Selected Artists will be contacted no later than August 10, 2018. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact via email or by calling (603) 862 – 4320.

Click on this link for application.

Art as Medicine Call for Art

Deadline: July 2019

Seeking artists who use, or have used, art as a way of coping with medical illness and/or psychological suffering related to depression, sadness, grief, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, diabetes, addiction, abuse, discrimination, cancer, etc., for a book, Art as Medicine (working title). Ideally, artwork should be a direct response to the artist’s situation, with imagery that conveys the feelings associated with loss – of a relationship, health, functioning, home, trust, security, faith, etc. Most visual modalities will be considered, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, and textile/fiber art, etc. Contact Andra Stanton MSW or visit

2018 NDEAM Poster Competition for Texas Artists with a Disability

Deadline: July 16, 2018

Each year in October, the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) produces a poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The art featured on the poster is an original piece created by a Texas artist with a disability. Last year more than 2,500 posters were distributed free of charge to businesses all across the State. Texas HireAbility Campaign (#TXHireAbility) raises awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

Entries must be received electronically or postmarked by July 16, 2018. All submissions must be accompanied by a signed Entry Form, which is available on our website along with the Submission Guidelines. We will accept artwork in any media. There is NO FEE to submit entries. There is no specific theme required, however, judges may give additional consideration for art that relates to employment. The winner of the Texas NDEAM Poster Art contest will be notified upon final decision of the Governor’s Committee and a GovDelivery email will be circulated statewide announcing the winner of the contest.

The original artwork should not be submitted with the entry. Submissions from Texas artists with disabilities can be sent electronically to the Committee with a photo attachment of the original work in a high resolution digital format - ideally a JPEG or PDF (this is the preferred method). We will also accept a color photocopy, OR image on a CD sent by postal mail.

Once the panel of judges has determined the winner, we will make arrangements to receive the original artwork. The original art and the poster will be on permanent display in the Office of the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, and will be featured in offsite exhibits from time to time. The winning artist is also invited to be an honored guest at the annual Lex Frieden Employment Awards ceremony in October.

For Submission Guidelines, Entry Form, a view of the past NDEAM posters, and more information, please visit our NDEAM page on our website or contact us directly.

The Deaf Poets Society

Deadline: Ongoing

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

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