The City of Ottawa Public Art Program presents a
Call for Submissions
Working Title: Perceptions
City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa
December 3, 2010 to January 16, 2011
This call for submissions is aimed at Canadian artists who are Deaf and/or have a disability that work in visual and media arts, performance art, craft, design, and other new art forms. Artists and art teams of all levels — emerging, mid-career, established professional artists — are welcome to submit. Preference will be given to artists who are situated in the National Capital region. Participants must be Canadian citizens or have landed immigrant status.
The call is offered by the City of Ottawa’s Public Art and Community Arts programs in collaboration with a curatorial team of artists, art historians, scholars and allies who are who are Deaf and/or have a disability.
We invite artists to creatively consider and explore how art can be more accessible to a diverse audience, which includes visitors with and without disabilities. To do this we invite artists to create new artwork(s) that reinterpret selected artworks from the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art Collection.
The exhibition theme, Perceptions, encourages submitting artists to explore various aspects of perception — how we understand the world, ourselves, and how we are understood. Phenomenal or physical perceptions may include experiencing the world with/without sound, with/without sight, and through various modes of language, movement, touch, etc…Psychological or cognitive perceptions may include how we believe we are perceived by others, and how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. This reinterpretation should challenge, explore or alter the perceptions of the audience while also creating more accessible art.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 5 p.m.
For Submission Requirement, Images and Audio descriptions of artworks selected from the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art Collection, and other information, please visit: http://ottawa.ca/residents/arts/for_artists/opportunities/index_en.html.
For ASL and LSQ videos of this Call for Submissions visit: http://vimeo.com/perceptions.