This is a call for a Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities ages 16–25, in the USA. It offers $60,000 in Awards. Apply through callforentry.org, a system for online applications to Calls.
Deadline: June 10, 2011
Momentum offers an exhibition opportunity for emerging visual artists with disabilities in the U.S. ages 16-25. The program is presented annually by VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Fifteen artists will be selected for the exhibition and will share $60,000 in cash awards: a $20,000 grand prize, a $10,000 first award, a $6,000 second award, and 12 awards of excellence of $2,000 each.
The exhibition takes place at the Smithsonian Institution’s S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, D.C., from September 2011 to January 2012 and will travel nationally to college and university galleries and art museums for up to two years. The top three awardees will be honored at an opening reception on Capitol Hill.
Momentum asks emerging artists to examine the vital creative spark behind their work. What is the force that drives your artistic interests and informs the directions you take each day as you move towards your future? Consider your journey as an artist and share what propels your work. Your submission might also reflect your experience of living with a disability and its role in shaping or transforming your art.