Please let us know if you are interested in submitting your artwork to this unique opportunity.
Only accepted artists will be asked to attend; airfare is not included, but all costs for accommodations in Wuhan, China will be covered. (see below).
Artists do not have to be present to exhibit art or win.
Time is of the essence, please respond on or before July 22, 2017, as there are only a limited number of entries that will be allowed to submit work. We will provide more detailed information once we hear back from you.
We look forward to hearing your response. Thank you.
*A group of international judges will determine which pieces will be accepted for the exhibition.
The organizing committee will hold the second exhibition in Wuhan to expand the influence, China Press for Persons with Disabilities and Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Federation invite Korea Disabilities Art Association, Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation and The Museum of Mind of the Netherlands as hosts of the second exhibition, and invite Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea, The Embassy of Japan in China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, China Disabled Persons’ Federation and Wuhan Municipal People’s Government to support this exhibition; And invite Kim Chung hyun (president of Korea Disabilities Art Association), Otome Segawa (project lead of Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation) and Hans Looijen (the director of the Museum of Mind of the Netherlands) as the secretary-generals of Wuhan organizing committee.
The first Integration International Art Exhibition for Persons with Disabilities was held on October in 2015 in Wuhan, China, attracting many artists with disabilities and non-disabilities coming from 13 countries and regions in Asia, Europe and North America, becoming an influential event in international art exchange activity for persons with disabilities.
The Second International Integrated Art Exhibition for Persons with Disabilities
(The Activity Programme)
Date: Sep.21st 2017 – Nov.24th 2017
Opening: Sep.22nd 2017
City: Wuhan, China
Slogan: Arts Warm the World
China Disabled Persons’ Federation
Wuhan Municipal People’s Government
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea
The Embassy of Japan in China
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
China Press for Persons with Disabilities
Wuhan Disabled Persons’Federation
Korea Disabilities Art Association
Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation
The Museum of Mind of the Netherlands
Introduction of the Exhibition
Integration| International Art Exhibition for Persons with Disabilities is a biennial academic art program focusing on visual art production of disabilities, highlighting the integration between international cultures, between tradition and modern, between persons with Disabilities and persons with non-disabilities, including the public exhibition on culture and exchange activity on art with the form of painting, calligraphy, sculpture, crafts and photography.
Advancing and enriching the humanism and humanitarianism feeling, focusing on academic values of disability person’s art production, putting forward the disabled person involving in art production and international exchanges with the form of art activity, promoting the integration of disabled person with non-disabilities and society.
An exhibition of the artworks
Exhibiting 100 artworks, including 70 artworks of persons with disabilities and 30 artworks of persons with non-disabilities.
An academic forum on the development of integration art
The artists and scholars will have a speech opening to the public.
The artists improvise together and exchange ideas during the exhibition.
A symposium on cultural and creative industry about persons with disabilites
Inviting the chairmen of some provinces and municipal Disabled Persons’ Federation to Wuhan, having a symposium and attending exchange activities.
The hosts will set up a commission involved the professionals to strictly evaluate the submitted artworks, then awards 30 artists with disabilities prized as The Best Creative Award, awards 30 artists with non-disabilities prized as The Humanism Art Award.
Result: the result of preliminary assessment will be announced online on The website of China Press for Persons with Disabilities (www.chinadp.net.cn), sorry for there will no extra notification for the unsuccessful candidates.
The artworks of the Best Creative Award (30 artists) will be collected by Wuhan organizing committee, each winning artists will award 10000 rmb, the awarded certificate and the artwork collection certification; The artworks of the Humanism Art Award (30 artists) also will be collected by Wuhan organizing committee, and the artists will award the certificate and the artwork collection certification. The organizing committee will invite some awarded artists to Wuhan as guests to attend the opening and involve in relevant art activities from Sep.21st to Sep.24th in 2017. The foreign guests need to bear the costs of international travel, Wuhan organizing committee will bear the costs of the inter-city transportation for domestic guests and the costs of transportation, food and accommodation in Wuhan for all guests.
Each exhibited artwork will be included in the work of Integration, and awarded an exhibited certification.
There is no limits on the theme of artworks, we encourage humanism artworks to join in, firstly each artist needs to provide the original artwork, the digital photo of artwork, the registration form and one personal digital photo of daily life in nearly half a year. Please email the digital artwork photo, registration form and the personal digital photo of daily life to info(at)abilitycorps.org or firstname.lastname@example.org, please express mail the original artwork to the destination designated by Wuhan organizing committee before July 24th, 2017 for preliminary assessment.
The size of artwork: the size of Chinese Painting and calligraphy is no more than four feet; the length of oil painting and others is no more than 160cm×160cm.
All the artworks need to be original piece, and one artwork per artist.
Non-awarded exhibited artworks will be sent back to the author after the exhibition.
Sun Xian de, vice secretary of Party leadership Group, executive vice Chairman of China Disabled Persons’ Federation.
Chen Rui feng, vice secretary of Wuhan municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China; vice mayor of Wuhan municipal government.
Guo Li qun, the director of propaganda and culture department of China Disabled Persons’ Federation
Ni Lin, the chairman and chief-editor of China Press for Persons with Disabilities
Xi Dan, vice secretary-general of Wuhan municipal government
Wang Fang, the chairwoman of Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Federation
Zhang Heyong, vice chief-editor of China Press for Persons with Disabilities
Leng Wei Xin, investigator of culture department of China Disabled Persons’ Federation
Su Hou ping, vice chairman of Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Federation
Kim Chung hyun, president of Korea Disabilities Art Association
Otome Segawa, project lead of Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation
Hans Looijen, the director of the Museum of Mind of the Netherlands.
Li Haixia, assistant director of career development department of China Press for Persons with Disabilities
Jiang Xin, vice director of Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Social Service Center.
Chung Hyun Kim, project lead of Korea Disabilities Art Association
Otome Segawa, project lead of Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation
Jessica Belles, vice director of the Museum of Mind of the Netherlands.
Lia Martirosyan, co-founder ABILITY Corps
Chet Cooper, co-founder ABILITY Corps
The Organizing Committee office of Integration the international Art Exhibition for Persons with Disabilities
Address: Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Art Center, Xinzhun Path, Fazhan Road, Jiangan District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.