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Image Description: This is a poster advertising Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba’s CALL TO ARTISTS. At the top of the poster is an image of Winnipeg’s cityscape at night, with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the foreground. Long-exposure photography makes the city streets glow in amber and gold from the headlights of traffic. On a banner of white, red font proclaims “CALL TO ARTISTS with disabilities.” Below, in plain black text, are bullet points of information: • perform/show work at Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg during CRIP STRENGTH: ART + BODY + MIND festival Oct 29/22 • we pay $367 CARFAC fees • apply by Aug 26/22 • https://aanm.ca/call-for-submissions-3/ or 204-336-2366 for more info At the bottom of the poster are logos for The Thomas Sill Foundation Inc, AAANM, and Canada Council for the Arts.

Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind

 Crip Strength: Art + Body +Mind, will consist of a one-day event held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Crip Strength will also be presented virtually to reach rural artists who may not be able to travel to attend in-person, as well as for those in the Deaf and disability art community who are home-bound. There will be a juried exhibition of visual art, dance, theater, musical, literary performances and readings. 

Crip Strength will explore the concept of what is “normal” when it comes to disability. Through art, many artists who are Deaf and/or disabled are questioning assumptions of normality in how the mind and body perform. Deaf and/or disabled artists have much to share and teach the larger art community about access, creative problem solving and adaptation. These concepts have long been necessary for Deaf and/or disabled artists to participate in the larger arts community and have become even more relevant to the larger society as we live through a pandemic that requires us to self-isolate and find creative solutions to reach one another through alternative means.

Call to Manitoban artists who identify as Deaf and/or disabled for AANM’s art Festival: Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind.

Crip Strength will occur at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on October 29th from 1pm-3pm. The theme for the juried art exhibition and performances is Creative AccessAbility.

This call is for submissions for a juried visual art exhibition and juried performance selection. Chosen visual artists may include two pieces of artwork in the exhibition. The exhibition will be on display for one day at the CMHR during Crip Strength and will then be exhibited at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) until December 2, 2022.

For performance artists (comedians, actors, musicians, poets, etc.) please include the run time of your performance and any needed equipment.

If you are a rural artist or from outside of Winnipeg, AANM can assist you to apply for a travel grant if selected. 

If selected you will receive full carfac fees of $367 for your participation.

Deadline to apply: August 26, 2022 5pm

Submissions should include:

1)Artistic CV

2)Written statement explaining how your artwork or performance reflects the theme of Creative AccessAbility. For performers, please include run time and needed equipment. (300 words Max.) 

3)Samples of your work, chose one of the following:

Up to 3 digital images, Max 250MB

Or

Up to 5 pages of text

Or

Up to 3 minutes of audio or video, Please submit videos in YouTube format

All Submissions can be sent to info@aanm.ca

If you need assistance with your submission you can contact Jenel Shaw at info@aanm.ca or 203-336-2366.

Applicants must be Manitoban 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.

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/.

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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/.

Call for Submissions – Rhubarb Magazine

Jan 29, 2016

Rhubarb Magazine, published by the Mennonite Literary Society since 1998, is looking for fiction, poetry, visual images, and creative non-fiction for the June issue with the theme of “Dis/Ability” –…

Wayfinding 2015

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Wayfinding 2015 Photo credit: Ted Howorth Thank you to everyone who came out to the Wayfinding Street Art Alley Party! It was a memorable event. We are happy to have…


International Calls for Submissions

Call for Submissions – Rhubarb Magazine

Jan 29, 2016

Rhubarb Magazine, published by the Mennonite Literary Society since 1998, is looking for fiction, poetry, visual images, and creative non-fiction for the June issue with the theme of “Dis/Ability” –…

Wayfinding 2015

Nov 2, 2015

Wayfinding 2015 Photo credit: Ted Howorth Thank you to everyone who came out to the Wayfinding Street Art Alley Party! It was a memorable event. We are happy to have…

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