BC artists with intellectual disabilities are invited to submit visual artwork and/or photography for our 2018 conference. The artwork will be used in our conference program and other materials about the conference.

Submission deadline: March 15, 2018.
The winning entry will be announced March 21. We will contact all artists to let them know if their artwork has been chosen or not.

Artwork theme: Rise Up!
Read more about the conference theme.

How to submit art:

  • EMAIL: To submit a piece of art, send an email that includes the artist’s name and contact information and a scanned image or photo of the art to kdelong@inclusionbc.org by March 15, 2018.
  • MAIL: You can also mail a photo with the artist’s name and contact information to Karen DeLong c/o Inclusion BC, 227 6th St., New Westminster, BC, V3L 3A5.

Chosen artwork

The artist whose work is chosen will receive a free conference registration or an equal cash honorarium for the use of the image.

Please note: The art must be created by a self-advocate or a person with an intellectual disability who is willing to give us permission to use the image of their artwork in the conference materials.

Please contact Karen DeLong at 604-777-9100 ext. 530 or kdelong@inclusionbc.org if you have any questions.

Previous year’s winners

2017 was the year of Disability Pride and Alex Magnussen’s entry, “Fiery Color” inspired us as the contest winner and feature illustration for our 2017 event, “Inspired By Love.” Co-hosted by the Richmond Society for Community Living, our 2017 event also featured Alex as a keynote speaker.

2016 brought us to the northern city of Prince George for “Ignite!” co-hosted by AimHi. “Northern Lights” was the fitting name for the hauntingly beautiful winning submission from Langley artist David Tribe, a founding member of the Bridge Arts Studio supported by the Langley Association for Community Living.

2015 marked our 60th anniversary, with much to celebrate as we gathered in Vancouver for our movement’s premier annual event, titled  “Keep Moving, Don’t Stop.” Our winning entry, “Go with the Flow,” was a whimsical creation that captured many of the questions at this pivotal moment from artist Sandra Stubbs, who works out of Alternative Creations Studios in East Vancouver.

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