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Call for Art - "Breaking Barriers" hosted by Mass. Office on Disability

Posted Wednesday July 05 2017 at 5:13 pm

MOD Call for Art Flier

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) is now accepting submissions for its 2017 Call for Art and juried art exhibition.  We are calling on talented Massachusetts residents of all abilities to submit their original artwork.

Selected entries will be displayed at a public exhibition at the Massachusetts State House in late 2017 and in an online gallery.

A central purpose in this exhibition is to showcase the talent of Commonwealth residents and to present works to the public that will raise awareness of and challenge the barriers and stigma that persons with disabilities may encounter.  Artists who enter the Call for Art will have an opportunity to gain statewide exposure and recognition in addition to experiencing the process of entering their work for consideration for display in a juried art show.

Part of the inspiration for this exhibition relates to a piece of artwork currently displayed in MOD created by Maurice "Pops" Peterson, Artist in Residence of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).  His work, "Freedom from Shame", shown above, artistically captures the theme of "Breaking Barriers" through its depiction of an athlete with a disability in a moment of victory and celebration.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 1, 2017

Jury: Five individuals including our very own Charles J. Washburn and our good friend Marian Brown of Arts Connect International.

For complete information, visit the mass.gov webpage.



Paid Opportunity for Dancers of All Abilities

Posted Sunday October 09 2016 at 1:33 pm

Dancers around a walker

Ellice Patterson of Boston Dance Alliance is looking to hire dancers of all abilities for an evening performance February 3, 2017 at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center titled "Abilities".  The theme of the show is the experiences of disabled dancers and their relationship to others (familial, romantic, etc) and the environment around them.

If interested, please email link to a video less than 5 minutes long showcasing technique and improvisational style, previous experiences if applicable, and contact information to ellicepatterson@gmail.com with subject "Abilities Audition".  Experience is welcome but not required.  Applications are due by November 1, 2016.  For questions, email ellicepatterson@gmail.com or call 781-465-4032.



Access to Theatre Summer Institute

Posted Monday July 11 2016 at 12:39 pm

Access to Theatre Selfie

Do you want to be an actor, dancer, rapper, musician, poet, or visual artist?  Do you want to work with other artists and challenge yourself creatively?  Come express yourself in Partners for Youth with Disabilities' inclusive Access to Theatre Summer Institute!

Who:  Teens and young adults of all abilities, ages 13-22

When:  July 18th—July 29th, 2016 Monday thru Friday (9am - 3pm)

Performances:  July 29, 2016.  Two at 1pm and 6pm

Where:  Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont Street)

How:  Contact Deep Chinappa at 617-556-4075 x20 or dchinappa@pyd.org

Cost:  $300 (Need-based scholarships available)