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September 10, 2020

Call For Submissions: In Solitude, Unity

Hosted by Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

Deadline: September 10th

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 for the exhibition is “In Solitude, Unity”.

Often those with disabilities are isolated from the larger community as a result of physical or social barriers. With the need to self-isolate during the pandemic, the general community has experienced the solitude that those with disabilities often face in their daily lives. This experience has made the larger community more aware of the issues faced by those with disabilities and we are beginning to see more accessibility being offered, such as curb side pickups, online exhibitions and presentations, home deliveries, etc. This exhibition hopes to celebrate the unity that the disability community has experienced with the larger population as we have all had to live in solitude these last few months. Artists are encouraged to interpret the theme as they wish. Artist fees will be paid to chosen artists.

Images of the selected works will be projected onto the side of the AANM office building at 329 Cumberland Ave. for Nuit Blanche and will be part of an online exhibition. All artwork will be professionally photographed by AANM and must be delivered to the office by September 16th 2020 to accommodate the photo shoot.

More information and how to apply

Artists must self-identify as an artist with a disability or Deaf artist. Preference will be given to Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) artists. If you need any assistance with your application contact Jenel Shaw at info@aanm.ca or (204) 336-2366.


  • Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

    102-329 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada


    Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba is a regional not-for-profit artist run charitable organization dedicated to the full inclusion of artists and audiences with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.