disabled. universal. audacious.
THE EVERYDAY is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project with the curatorial goal of highlighting universal experiences, told from the disability perspective, presented in an audacious way. This project will take place in August and September of 2018. The project is led by an international steering committee of people and artists with disabilities and people with careers at the intersection of arts and disability. The steering committee was strategically built to give this project the national reach and perspective needed to produce something original to our region.
The project will be grounded by two visual art exhibitions: The Garden Variety, which will be mounted in VAE’s main gallery and curated by Sam West, head curator at Attenborough Arts Centre, and an exhibition exploring North Carolina through the lens of disability at the National Humanities Center, juried by Ann M. Fox, professor at Davidson College. The project will also include a keynote address, panel discussions, interactive activities, and theatrical, musical, and dance performances. This project will showcase talent from local, national, and international artists.
Sarah Corrin - Arts Grants Director, Office of Raleigh Arts - Raleigh, NC
Sky Cubacub - Artist, Fashion, Designer, Self-advocate - Chicago, IL
Ruth Gould - Artistic Director of the DaDaFest - Liverpool, UK
Park McArthur - Artist - New York, NY
Mark Travis Rivera - Dancer, Photographer, Activist, Artistic Director, Marked Dance Project - New York, NY
Betty Siegel - Director of VSA and Accessibility, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington D.C.
Laura Swanson - artist - Chicago, IL
Naomi Walker - Executive Director, Southern Documentary Fund - Durham, NC
National Humanities Center
United Arts Council
CALLS FOR ART
National Humanities Center
August 31 - December 15
Deadline to enter - 11:59 pm on August 4, 2018
VAE’s first collaboration with NHC will be an extension of an upcoming project, THE EVERYDAY.
THE EVERYDAY is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project headed by an international steering committee with the curatorial goal of highlighting universal experiences, told from the disability perspective, presented in an audacious way. The project will be presented throughout August and September 2018 and will showcase talent on local, national, and international levels.
VAE Main Gallery
August 3 - September 29
Deadline to enter - 11:59 pm on July 7, 2018
THE EVERYDAY's central exhibition in VAE's Main Gallery is an exhibition exploring universal themes experiences which we all share: romantic and familial love, employment, citizenship, education, and caregiving, to name a few. People with disabilities have typically been erased or considered disqualified from these experiences, yet they too participate in them. Following the curatorial theme of the overarching EVERYDAY project, this exhibition will showcase works that tell stories, using universal experiences or ideas, but presented in audacious ways.
All works must be made from the genuine perspective of life with a disability.
If you'd like to sponsor THE EVERYDAY you can download the sponsorship packet here, or contact Brandon Cordrey at email@example.com or 919.256.6856 to start the conversation!