Exhibition EOI open - "Discrimination: the good, the bad, the ugly!"

How has responding to discrimination influenced your life? We all have a story about discrimination, and we want you to tell us yours in creative form! Arts Access Australia is currently calling for expressions of interest from artists with disability to be part of a national multimedia exhibition, to be presented as part of the Arts Activated conference in October 2014. 

In Australia, it is discrimination to treat a person less favourably because of their disability, than a person without disability would be treated in the same circumstances. Discrimination can also occur where people with and without disability receive the same treatment, but where the impact of that treatment is to disadvantage or exclude people with disability.

Experiences of discrimination can challenge us. They can be isolating, liberating, frustrating or empowering. How we respond to discrimination can have a profound effect, both on ourselves and the people around us.

Through video, photography, painting or performance, share your experience of Discrimination: the good, the bad, the ugly!  This exhibition will be delivered as a one hour feature session at the Arts Activated 2014 conference, and will include a fully accessible audience experience.

Applications are invited from established and emerging artists, performers, musicians, cultural organisations and community groups. Applications will close on Friday 25 July 2014.


Submission Guidelines

The art works selected as part of this expression of interest process will be compiled into an inclusive and accessible multimedia exhibition, to be delivered as part of Arts Activated 2014. If you would like your work to be considered for inclusion, please read through the following information before making your submission:

  • Please note that this is an expression of interest only. It may not be possible to include all submitted works in the final exhibition.
  • Applications for the expression of interest will close on 25 July 2014. Applicants will be notified within one week as to whether they have been successful.
  • All applications will be decided on by a panel.
  • Work that is submitted for this exhibition cannot be returned to you. Please do not send originals as part of your submission.
  • If you wish to enter large art works, such as paintings or sculptures, please send us a high resolution photograph of your piece.
  • If you are including video as part of your submission, it must not be more than 60 seconds in length.
  • Please email your submission to applications@artsaccessaustralia.org
  • If your multimedia files are more than 5 MB in size, please send us a link to them on Dropbox, SoundCloud, Youtube or similar. If you need to discuss ways of providing your multimedia files, please contact us using the details listed in this document.
  • We will acknowledge all applications via return email within 5 business days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement from us in that time, please contact us, as your application may not have been received.


What to Submit

Your submission must include:

  • Your art work, submitted in accordance with the guidelines above;
  • A completed expression of Interest Application Form, which can be downloaded from the AAA website; and
  • A text description of your work. This will be used to aid in audio description and captioning, that will be provided as part of the final exhibition. You can submit this component of your application electronically in Microsoft Word document, plain text, audio or video formats. If you need to provide the description of your work in another format that is not listed here, please let us know.


Application Form

Download the application form here: docMultimedia_Exhibition_Application_Form.doc185.5 KB


Further Information

Download this Expression of Interest Guidelines document here: docxEOI_Arts_Activated_2014_Multimedia_Exhibition.docx157.06 KB

If you would like further information about anything contained in this document, or if you need to discuss ways of providing your expression of interest in an alternative format, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can email: caitlin@artsaccessaustralia.org or call or text: 0467 200 718. 

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