DISABLED PRIDE SUMMER 2020
Hello! It’s a really difficult time for the arts at the moment and so we wanted to do something to celebrate the work of creative people and share art more widely. So we thought we would give something new a try! July is Disability Pride Month so we thought this would be a perfect time to try something new on a theme. Here at the Southampton Art in Health Forum we are passionate about the connections between art, creativity, health challenges and living with long term conditions.
During the months of July and August we would like to showcase the work of creative people who self identify as having a disability (we won’t be asking for any details). For that to work we need artwork - that’s where you come in.
Please send us a message on Facebook or Twitter with your artwork attached, if you would like to share a little about what the artwork (or art in general) means to you or tell us about your disability your welcome to but this is not essential. We will then post up the artworks to our page as they come in, it will be like a virtual gallery.
Some little rules because we want to make sure that we are doing this in an accessible way. * Any medium of art is welcome! * If your artwork is an image you must provide an image description, this is essential so people with visual impairments. * If your submission is video based it must have captions (Youtube can auto generate captions but it’s worth reading through to check for accuracy).
We know for many people the word disability is a tricky term so we just want to stress this is why we won’t be asking any questions and have put the emphasis on self identification. You don't have to feel like an expert artist, it is more about how you express your creativity that counts in a way that is positive and helpful to you.