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Submissions Will Be Accepted Until Friday January 14, 2011
Published: 06 February 2011

Good news! A Somewhat Secret Place has expanded its geographical and time boundaries!

We welcome participation by artists and writers all across the United States. To give ample time for entrants to prepare their applications, our new submission deadline is February 14, 2011. The public exhibition will take place in July  2011 in Portland, Oregon. Please find details below. And see our BLOG

"A SOMEWHAT SECRET PLACE: DISABILITY AND ART" is an inclusive universally-designed show and book project that will examine where in the arts disability appears in both artistic practice and in representation. It will investigate the intersection of contemporary art and disability in Oregon and demonstrate that the relationship of contemporary fine art to disability is valid and accessible to people with and without disabilities.
Applications from the following categories will be considered for inclusion in the art exhibition and fine art book: dance, drawing, essay, fictional narrative, (small-scale) installation art, music, painting, performance art, photography, poetry, printmaking, sculpture (including fine art craft), theater and video/film. The Application deadline is February 14, 2011. Stipends of $100 will be awarded to individual and groups for 12 works of fine art, 4 performance works, and 12 literary works selected for inclusion in the exhibition and book. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received after the February 14, 2011 deadline will not be reviewed. Application materials will not be returned. Please make sure you have duplicate copies.

Application Assistance is available for all artists and writer who are unable to organize application materials independently. The deadline for Application Assistance requests is February 10, 2010. The early Application Assistance deadline ensures that all artists and writers using the service will have their application submitted by the February 14, 2011 deadline. However, other arraignments can be made for applicants who need more time and communicate this in writing by mail or email.

Please visit us on YouTube for a 5 part video of A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art Call for Submissions Orientation and Lecture that took place at OHSU on the 11th of October. CC coming soon! Please not that this project has been expanded to include artists and writers outside of Oregon and that the deadline has been extended. Please disregard any information in these informational videos that conflicts with this information and the updated application materials on our blog.

Download all forms for application(s) at our blog. All applications must be mailed or otherwise delivered in duplicate to:
ATT: Catherine J. H. Miller
1221 NW 11th Ave. #237
Portland, OR 97209
If you have questions or comments, please contact Catherine J. H. Miller mailto:asomewhatsecretinfo@gmail.com or call 971-219-8302.

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