Lady Kitt : Open call out, #Portraits4PPE

Closing Date: 6 July 2020

Lady Kitt / DAO

Location: UK

Remuneration: N/A

Description

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Head and shoulders portrait of Areema Nasreen, a woman in her mid-thirties wearing a headscarf made ona banknote.

Portraits4PPE Areema Nasreen by Lady Kitt

Artist Lady Kitt wanted to find a way to raise awareness of the lack of #PPE for home care workers and the many people this effects. They also wanted to raise money for PPE for health staff / social care staff/ PAs who support people at home and currently have very limited (if any) access to PPE.

The project has been prompted by Kitt’s experience of growing up in a household supported by social carers and the current experiences of several friends who are deeply concerned that they will not be able to maintain their independence or protect their own health or the health of others due to the lack of PPE available for social care workers, community based nursing staff, home carers and PAs. This is a hugely important, deeply nuanced and largely ignored issue, affecting tens of thousands of disabled people.

The work in the exhibition will include portraits by disabled artists selected through this open call. Still images of portraits in any media are eligible (including, but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpting, crafting, collage).

What?: An online exhibition of portraits of people who are doing extraordinary things (at work, at home, in their community) to help others deal with the many effects of the corvid-19 pandemic. Portraits created by disabled artists, curated by Lady Kitt, commissioned and hosted by Disability Arts Online (DAO).

Important dates
Submissions close: Monday July 6th 2020, 5pm GMT
Exhibition opens (online): Monday July 20th 2020, 10am GMT

Fee: No fee, fundraising exhibition

More information: #Portraits4PPE will be an online exhibition of portraits. Portraits of people who are doing extraordinary things (at work, at home, in their community) to help others deal with the many effects of the corvid19 pandemic. The work in the exhibition will include portraits by disabled artists selected through this open call. Still images of portraits in any media are eligible (including, but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpting, crafting, collage).

Why: Artist Lady Kitt wanted to find a way to raise awareness of the lack of #PPE for home care workers and the many people this effects. They also wanted to raise money for PPE for health staff / social care staff/ PAs who support people at home and currently have very limited (if any) access to PPE. The project has been prompted by Kitt’s experience of growing up in a household supported by social carers and the current experiences of several friends who are deeply concerned that they will not be able to maintain their independence or protect their own health or the health of others due to the lack of PPE available for social care workers, community based nursing staff, home carers and PAs. This is a hugely important, deeply nuanced and largely ignored issue, affecting tens of thousands of disabled people.

What is the DAO #Portraits4PPE exhibition?
An online exhibition of work by disabled artists, submitted through this open call, curated by Lady Kitt and hosted by DAO on their website during July and August 2020.

How do I submit?
If you would like your work to be considered for inclusion in the exhibition, please email Lady Kitt (email lady_kitt@lladykitt.com ) before Monday July 6th 2020, 5pm GMT, including all of following: Image(s) of your portrait(s).

You can submit up to 3 different portraits, please only send one image of each. Image files should be named as follows: ArtistName_TitleOfWork Images should be a maximum of 3MB each
Your name and contact details
The name(s) of your portrait(s) and up to 50 words about the person it depicts (why you think they are amazing!)
A description of your portrait(s) (for an example see the image description of Kitt’s work that accompanies this call out)

If you would like to, you can also include:
Some information about you and the art you like to make (50 words max)
Your website address (or another link which shows your work- Facebook page etc.)

This info can be submitted in multiple formats including audio, video etc. If you find anything about the submission process unclear or would like some support, please contact Kitt via email. The exhibition is online only, so you will not need to arrange sending the original work to Kitt or Disability Arts Online.

If you would like to sell your work to raise money for a home / social care workers’ charity, please read and carefully consider the “How does the project raise money?” section . It is important to understand that each individual artist is responsible for the sale of their own work and for all communications with buyers. If you want your work to be for sale, please include the info below in your submission to the Disability Arts Online exhibition:

The price of your work.
The charity / organisation the money will go to, if you sell the work. For more information about fundraising and FAQs please see Lady Kitt’s website.