#Portraits4PPE exhibition with

Disability Arts Online

Submissions and FAQs

#Portraits4PPE

Online exhibition open call, artist opportunity

 

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

corvid19 pandemic. Portraits created by disabled artists,

curated by Lady Kitt, commissioned and hosted by

Disability Arts Online (DAO)

 

Where? https://disabilityarts.online/

 

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 flies 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:

  1. Some information about you and the art you like to make (50 words max)

  2. 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 below. 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

 

Eligibility for DOA exhibition:

Artists who identify as disabled.

Artists in all / any career stages who are at least 18 years old

Specifications and requirements:

  • Artists may submit up to three (3) portraits for consideration.

  • Only completed artworks will be considered.

  • Images and supporting documents must be sent to Lady Kitt via email before 6pm on Monday July 6th

  • If the artwork is for sale, the artist will need to arrange sales and delivery themselves as detailed above

  • Artists whose work is included in the exhibition agree, if work sells, to package and ship the work in a safe manner

 

How does the project raise money?

Any money raised should be donated to an organisation / charity which supports home carers/ social care workers. Anyone, anywhere in the world, can be part of the project by creating a portrait and posting it online with the hashtag #Portraits4PPE alongside this explanation:

 

“This is work is part of the #Portraits4PPE project. It is a portrait of someone who is doing extraordinary things (at work, at home, in their community) to help others deal with the many effects of the corvid19 pandemic.  The #Portraits4PPE project aims to raise money and support for social care workers / home carers and raise awareness of issues surrounding lack of #PPE for carers. Artists post a picture of their #Portraits4PPE and a price, on social media with the hashtag #Portraits4PPE. If the work is sold, the artist commits to donate the money from the sale to a charity / organisation which supports the aims of the project. The project is not “policed” in any way, it is run on trust. Artist Lady Kitt, who started the project in April 2020, suggest that buyers pay directly to the charity / organisation of the artist’s choice, sending the artist proof of donation (for example a receipt). Individual artists are responsible for arranging delivery of work and negotiating payment for postage etc, if they wish this to be covered by the buyer. For more information see https://www.lladykitt.com/portraits4ppe

 

By being involved in the project artists are asked to commit to posting their work on social media, communicating with potential buyers, checking they are happy with donation receipt(s), and arranging for the work to be delivered to the buyer(s).

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the #Portraits4PPE  Project?

A project started by artist Lady Kitt in April 2020, to raise money for and awareness of PPE for home / social careers by creating a series of portraits. The portraits are 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.  Kitt has made 10 portraits for the project. Kitt’s works are being sold online. The people who buy the portraits don’t pay Kitt, they donate directly to “The Care Workers Charity”. They then send Kitt proof of donation (a receipt, for example). When Kitt receives the receipt, the portrait is posted to it’s new owner! Anyone can join in with the wider #Portraits4PPE project (by tagging their work #Portraits4PPE  on social media and selling them in the method suggested above). Only disabled artists are eligible to submit work for the DOA #Portraits4PPE exhibition.

What is PPE?

PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. There is more information about what this can comprise of in specific situations and legal requirements of employers here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/ppe.htm

 

Which charity or organisations shall I choose to raise money for?

This is up to you! It is recommended that you choose a charity / organisation which supports health staff / social care staff/ PAs who support people at home. You can check a charity is registered with the charity commission here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission

 

Money raised from work sold by Kitt is being donated to: “The Care Workers Charity”. Through their current crowd funding campaign https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/coronaviruscareworkersfund

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 flies 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:

  1. Some information about you and the art you like to make (50 words max)

  2. 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 below. 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

 

Eligibility for DOA exhibition:

Artists who identify as disabled.

Artists in all / any career stages who are at least 18 years old

 

Specifications and requirements:

  • Artists may submit up to three (3) portraits for consideration.

  • Only completed artworks will be considered.

  • Images and supporting documents must be sent to Lady Kitt via email before 6pm on Monday July 6th

  • If the artwork is for sale, the artist will need to arrange sales and delivery themselves as detailed above

  • Artists whose work is included in the exhibition agree, if work sells, to package and ship the work in a safe manner

 

 

How does the project raise money?

Any money raised should be donated to an organisation / charity which supports home carers/ social care workers. Anyone, anywhere in the world, can be part of the project by creating a portrait and posting it online with the hashtag #Portraits4PPE alongside this explanation:

 

“This is work is part of the #Portraits4PPE project. It is a portrait of someone who is doing extraordinary things (at work, at home, in their community) to help others deal with the many effects of the corvid19 pandemic.  The #Portraits4PPE project aims to raise money and support for social care workers / home carers and raise awareness of issues surrounding lack of #PPE for carers. Artists post a picture of their #Portraits4PPE and a price, on social media with the hashtag #Portraits4PPE. If the work is sold, the artist commits to donate the money from the sale to a charity / organisation which supports the aims of the project. The project is not “policed” in any way, it is run on trust. Artist Lady Kitt, who started the project in April 2020, suggest that buyers pay directly to the charity / organisation of the artist’s choice, sending the artist proof of donation (for example a receipt). Individual artists are responsible for arranging delivery of work and negotiating payment for postage etc, if they wish this to be covered by the buyer. For more information see https://www.lladykitt.com/portraits4ppe

 

By being involved in the project artists are asked to commit to posting their work on social media, communicating with potential buyers, checking they are happy with donation receipt(s), and arranging for the work to be delivered to the buyer(s).

Image description: A papercut portrait by Lady Kitt. Head and shoulders portrait of Areema Nasreen, a woman in her mid-thirties wearing a headscarf. The portrait is made up of hundreds of tiny heart shaped holes cut from a bank note. The note is backed with black card. On the left hand side of the note lays a small glass vial with a cork stopper. It is filled with the heart shapes that have been cut from the note.

© 2020 by Lady Kitt