Philadelphia: A Spectrum of Experiences

2018 Philadelphia Autism Project and Community Behavioral Health Art Show

Call for Art Entries

"Philadelphia: A Spectrum of Experiences"
How I Experience Philadelphia

Artists of all ages from the autism community
Visual arts including paintings, drawings, watercolors, collage and photography, as well as sculptures

Art Exhibit: March 12, 2018 to April 27, 2018

Deadline
January 19, 2018

Presented by the Philadelphia Autism Project
in partnership with 

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services (DBHIDS) through Community Behavioral Health (CBH) * Office of Philadelphia City Councilman-At-Large Derek Green * City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy


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Background

The Philadelphia Autism Project is citywide initiative supported through the office of Councilman-At-Large Derek S. Green and conducted in partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). The goal of the Philadelphia Autism Project is to support individuals and families who are living with autism in Philadelphia through resources and innovative programs.  The Philadelphia Autism Project is based at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University. 

 In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Philadelphia Autism Project is launching the first collaborative art show Philadelphia: A Spectrum of Experiences.  Artists of all ages from the autism community in Philadelphia and surrounding counties are invited to submit for inclusion in the March – April 2018 exhibit.  This inaugural event is aimed at recognizing the talent of individuals with autism and increasing awareness of autism within the Philadelphia community.  

Theme

Philadelphia: A Spectrum of Experiences Art Show seeks artwork that depicts themes related to how individuals with autism experience Philadelphia.  Guiding questions for art work include: 

·  What does Philadelphia mean to me?
· What do I mean to Philadelphia?
· How do I experience this city, its places, and people? 

Interested artists should read the requirements and complete the registration form online or by mail to Mimi Wong at 3020 Market Street, Suite 560, Philadelphia PA 19104.  Registration forms should be submitted no later than JANUARY 19TH, 2018.

 Registration Form (online)       Registration Form (download) 

All artwork entries must be dropped off at Community Behavioral Health (801 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19107) in advance of the show on February 7th and February 8th between 1 and 5 PM ONLY. 

Once materials are received, a panel of judges will determine which pieces will be hung at City Hall and which pieces will be hung at Community Behavioral Health.  Artists will be notified about the location where their work will be displayed after the review process and prior to the art show.  Additional information will be made available about this process once an artist’s submission form is received.  If you have questions or are looking for assistance with completing the registration form, please contact us at phillyap@drexel.edu or 215-571-4298 or 215-571-3209.  

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