Flux Factory and the NYC Cultural Affairs Disability Forward Fund, Open Call for Entries: Talk Back

Flux Factory and the NYC Cultural Affairs Disability Forward Fund, Open Call for Entries: Talk Back

Deadline: March 18th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

From their call: FLUX FACTORY is thrilled to announce TALK BACK, Flux Factory’s first open call and exhibition specifically for artists and organizers with disabilities.

TALK BACK seeks to center the lives and leadership of disabled artists and asserts that deep-rooted cultural changes must be made within the art world to become more inclusive and accessible. TALK BACK believes that disability must be included in conversations about diversity. One part of affecting change in the art world is by placing disabled artists in positions of influence within the arts to influence change from within.

TALK BACK focuses on how contemporary artists with disabilities are presenting their work and invites disabled artists to submit work that dismantles systems of ableism, either overtly or quietly. How do we examine, interrogate, and resist ableist and classists systems inside the art world? How can we employ the art world to examine social and cultural systems that surround disability outside the art world?

TALK BACK imagines a reality yet to exist, shifts able-normativity assumptions that every body is able-bodied, illuminates non-binary futures from able to disabled and debunks disability and “heroism”. TALK BACK envisions and celebrates joy, radical care, sovereign bodies, community building, non-verbal and alternative forms of communication. TALK BACK disrupts through quiet protest, individual, overt and mass protest that includes multiple ways of showing up. TALK BACK works within and against capitalistism, classism and medical ableism to redefine value, productivity and worth. TALK BACK makes room for criticism, restoration liberation, coming out, ownership of one’s mind and body, access demands, intersectionality and utopias to offer multiple entry points to TALK BACK.

TALK BACK invites proposals for workshops, performances, gatherings, walks, spoken word, screenings, visual arts, video, sound works, DIY, panels, grassroots, poetry, books, installations, zines, artist talks, performance lectures, discussions, events, collaborations with your caregiver, allies, advocates, support and service animals. Please know that TALK BACK is an an open call for artists and organizers with disabilities.

Note: Participants will receive a small honorarium for their work and limited access to Materials for the Arts.

For more information and link to apply: https://fluxfactory.submittable.com/submit/135419/talk-back-open-call

Flux Factory is located at 39-31 29th Street Long Island City, New York 11101

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