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Expressions Call for Artists

Expressions Art Exhibition:  2018 Call for Artists

The Whole Person is seeking artists for our 8th Annual Expressions Art Exhibition. This is an opportunity for artists with disabilities to exhibit their work in a professional setting while making connections with the Kansas City arts community. Applications will be accepted from January 9 - February 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm (CST).

The exhibition, which will open April 6, 2018 at the Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) Auditorium, and will remain on display at multiple venues through February 2019. Selected artists will receive an honorarium.

Who can apply?
All artists with disabilities (physical, cognitive, mental health, or other) in the Greater Kansas City area are invited to submit their work for consideration. Both visual artists (2D and 3D) and performing artists (dancers, musicians, actors, and spoken word artists) are encouraged to apply.

What will participation in Expressions entail?
In addition to having their work exhibited at multiple venues from April 2018 through February 2019, selected artists will receive an honorarium and have opportunities to participate in professional development workshops.

How are artists selected?
Artists will be selected by a volunteer committee of arts professionals.

For accommodations or guidance on the application process, artists may contact Lea Klepees at 816-659-9403 or by email to lklepees@thewholeperson.org.

Apply three ways
1.    Apply online on the page link on the left
2.    Email your information and images to expressions@thewholeperson.org
3.    Mail your information and images to: The Whole Person, Attn: Expressions, 3710 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 (Note: submission materials may not be returned to the artist)


Download Expressions Art Exhibition Application Documents below: (PDF files):

Please PRINT all information if submitting paper application.  The items below must be submitted at the same time if applying by mail, or email. (Incomplete application information may exclude your consideration.)