Winnipeg Arts Council

Call to Disabled and d/Deaf Canadian Artists

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Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, with funding from Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage, mounts monthly online/in person solo exhibitions to showcase the work of artists with disabilities. Canadian emerging and established artists of all disciplines (dance, film, visual art, comedy, music, etc.) are welcome to apply. Selected artists will receive a $423 CARFAC artist fee and limited assistance with documentation/presentation of work if necessary.

Submission deadline is May 31, 2023. Only selected artists will receive notification of results.

To apply, send the following to [email protected]:

• 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.

• photos of THREE examples of your work (past work indicative of your style, and/or finished pieces you propose to show).


• 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 [email protected] 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

If you need any assistance with your application or would like feedback ahead of time about your proposal contact Jenel Shaw at [email protected] or (204) 336-2366.