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Shape Open 2019 Submission Form

Deadline: 15 April 2019 (12 Noon)
Theme:
The Open provides a space where disabled and non-disabled artists can discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate. This year's theme is ‘In Circles’.
 
Are we going around in circles? Disability Arts and the mainstream have long run parallel to one another whilst rarely converging. The conversations surrounding this divide have seemingly circled but what has come of it? Where are our points of connection and commonality?
 
How do we widen the conversation about disability and how do we continue to navigate society and diversify the lived experiences told, in particular those of disabled people. With the common axis of disability, do you feel like the same questions and answers are endlessly repeating?

Works submitted to the exhibition should respond, abstractly or literally, to ideas on the theme, and contribute to the discourse on what disability is and could be. Artists are invited to submit work in 2D, 3D, video or audio form via our online portal. Any artist can apply to our call for submissions and exhibitors will be selected by a panel of arts industry judges.
Are you disabled (this is for monitoring purposes and will not affect your submission)? * 

Work 1: (Required)

Maximum Sizes:
 
2D work - no bigger than 120cm height x 120cm width, including frame, must be ready to hang
3D work (plinth based) - no bigger than 100cm height x 40cm diameter 
3D work (floor based) - no bigger than 120cm height x 120cm width x 120cm depth
Audio and video work - maximum length 20mins
Work type: *
Subtitles: *


Statement
 
How does this piece relate to the theme: In Circles*
 
*Please ensure you have read the further information on the theme and explain in this section how your work relates to In Circles in the context of disability
Would you like to submit your answer via video/audio link or written text? *
0/200 words
Will the work be for sale? *
Are you submitting a second piece (this is optional)? *

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