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Calls For Artists

The background of this poster appears to be graph paper, with fold creases slightly visible. In the top right corner, in large purple text with lilac shadows, it says “CALL TO CANADIAN ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES”. Bullet points below, in small black font, read “online solo show”, “$423 CARFAC FEE”, and “www.aanm.ca for more info.” Below a stylized turquoise and pink image of three oranges in the upper left corner are the words “DANCE, MUSIC, FILM, VISUAL ART, WRITING, ETC.” in black text. Below that is a stylized image of a pot of honey in yellow and turquoise. In larger bold black print in the left bottom corner is “DEADLINE FEB 18, 2022”. Below that are the small logos of Canada Council for the Arts and Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba. In the bottom right corner is a stylized turquoise and hot pink image of a bottle of chili sauce.

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, mounts monthly online solo exhibitions to showcase the work of Canadian artists with disabilities. 

Emerging and established artists of all disciplines (dance, film, visual art, comedy, music, etc.) are welcome to apply.

Selected artists will receive $423 CARFAC artist fees, and limited assistance with documentation/presentation of work if necessary.  

Submission deadline is February 18, 2022.  Only selected artists will receive notification.

To apply, send the following to programming@aanm.ca:

  • A brief proposal (200 word max) describing your medium, the ideas you will be exploring in your show, and why you feel your concept is important.
  • THREE small examples of your work (past work indicative of your style, and/or finished pieces you propose to show).

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Video/audio submissions cannot exceed a maximum of 6 minutes total per artist. You can submit one 6min piece or 3 shorter pieces that add up to 6mins.  Format must be YouTube video.
  • Images: maximum file size is 200MB.  Format must be jpeg.

Applicants must be Canadian and self-identify as disabled.  AANM is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  To that end, we ask for Deaf and disability, culturally diverse, Indigenous, LGBT2Q*, rural and northern self-identification in your application if you choose.  Applications are confidential, reviewed by staff and jury members.

Feel free to contact us at programming@aanm.ca or 204-336-2366 with any questions.

Artists must be AANM members to show with us.  Free and sliding-scale memberships are available to those facing financial barriers.  View membership options and renew memberships here https://aanm.ca/join-aanm-today/.

AANM Calls for Submissions

AANM’S Art Salon Mentorship Program

August 24, 2020

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) is now accepting applications for the new fall mentorship AANM Art Salons. The Art Salons will feature three outstanding leaders in the disability community from…

“In Solitude, Unity”: A Juried Exhibition

August 24, 2020

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) is calling all Deaf and disabled artists to submit artwork for a juried exhibition with an opening reception on Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2020. The theme…

Manitoba Calls for Submissions

Seeking Writers with Disabilities

April 12, 2021

Do you have lived experience of disability or facing barriers to full and equal participation? Manitoba Possible would love to hear from you!  Manitoba Possible is accepting submissions for Explore…

Disability Informed Creation in Dance

March 4, 2021

With Debbie Patterson (WPG) and Christopher House (TO) Hosted by Young Lungs Dance Exchange and Sick + Twisted Theatre April 12 – 16, 1:00 to 4:00 (CST), Online over Zoom…


National Calls for Submissions

The background of this poster appears to be graph paper, with fold creases slightly visible. In the top right corner, in large purple text with lilac shadows, it says “CALL TO CANADIAN ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES”. Bullet points below, in small black font, read “online solo show”, “$423 CARFAC FEE”, and “www.aanm.ca for more info.” Below a stylized turquoise and pink image of three oranges in the upper left corner are the words “DANCE, MUSIC, FILM, VISUAL ART, WRITING, ETC.” in black text. Below that is a stylized image of a pot of honey in yellow and turquoise. In larger bold black print in the left bottom corner is “DEADLINE FEB 18, 2022”. Below that are the small logos of Canada Council for the Arts and Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba. In the bottom right corner is a stylized turquoise and hot pink image of a bottle of chili sauce.

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, mounts monthly online solo exhibitions to showcase the work of Canadian artists with disabilities. 

Emerging and established artists of all disciplines (dance, film, visual art, comedy, music, etc.) are welcome to apply.

Selected artists will receive $423 CARFAC artist fees, and limited assistance with documentation/presentation of work if necessary.  

Submission deadline is February 18, 2022.  Only selected artists will receive notification.

To apply, send the following to programming@aanm.ca:

  • A brief proposal (200 word max) describing your medium, the ideas you will be exploring in your show, and why you feel your concept is important.
  • THREE small examples of your work (past work indicative of your style, and/or finished pieces you propose to show).

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Video/audio submissions cannot exceed a maximum of 6 minutes total per artist. You can submit one 6min piece or 3 shorter pieces that add up to 6mins.  Format must be YouTube video.
  • Images: maximum file size is 200MB.  Format must be jpeg.

Applicants must be Canadian and self-identify as disabled.  AANM is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  To that end, we ask for Deaf and disability, culturally diverse, Indigenous, LGBT2Q*, rural and northern self-identification in your application if you choose.  Applications are confidential, reviewed by staff and jury members.

Feel free to contact us at programming@aanm.ca or 204-336-2366 with any questions.

Artists must be AANM members to show with us.  Free and sliding-scale memberships are available to those facing financial barriers.  View membership options and renew memberships here https://aanm.ca/join-aanm-today/.

Calling all BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ Artists & Creatives

May 4, 2021

Who We Are artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts strives to provide artists and creative entrepreneurs with a free, centralized, comprehensive and humanistic wayfinding service that connects people to resources in the…

Centre D’Art Daphne General Call for Submissions

April 29, 2021

Proposals due May 15, 2021Eligibility: Open to First Nation, Métis, Inuit artists and curatorsThe Centre d’art daphne is an Indigenous artist-run centre. We are calling for proposals for exhibitions of contemporary…


International Calls for Submissions

Canada in Edinburgh

January 16, 2020

Apply Today to Join CanadaHub at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! If you have a contemporary performance- or installation-based show you’d like to tour on a major international platform, this is…

United States Call for Participants with Invisible Disabilities!

November 16, 2018

Katie L. O’Neill is an artist, educator, disability studies researcher, and a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, seeking individuals with identified invisible disabilities to…

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