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Artists - Calls for Art

VSA Texas 9th Annual Holiday Show

Deadline: October 6, 2017

VSA Texas invites all artists with disabilities living in Texas to submit artwork to our holiday show. There is no entry fee and 2D and 3D works in all media are eligible, including CDs, literary works, visual art, and crafts. This is a holiday show so we are looking for smaller gift items or pieces with a range of prices for shoppers. The exhibit will be on display at the AGE of Central Texas Building at 3710 Cedar Street in central Austin, TX from Nov. 14-Dec. 23, 2017. Room 101 will be transformed into a holiday shopping extravaganza. For an entry form, please contact April or call 512-454-9912.

Creative Access Residency Awards

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Fellowship Opportunities for Visual Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injury Include Twelve Residency Stays at Four Host Sites. Creative Access offers visual artists and writers with spinal cord injury the rare opportunity for concentrated time dedicated to their creative practice in a supportive residency community. Twelve awardees will receive the invaluable opportunity of between a 2-8 week residency at one of the four host sites, including room and board, a $1000 stipend, and travel award for a personal assistant/caregiver if needed. Learn more about the application process, eligibility and guidelines.


Deadline: Ongoing

ArtLifting is a national marketing and art consultancy that works with artists from diverse communities and backgrounds often facing shared challenges around stigma, barriers to vocational success, or a history of marginalization. We currently work with artists impacted by homelessness, disability, or the effects of physical or emotional injuries as veterans or refugees in the U.S. We focus on creating financial empowerment for our artists by connecting their artwork to corporate sales and licensing opportunities. You will receive 55% of the profits from any sale of your work. To learn more visit, you can find our online application here.

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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