Artist Opportunity, Asking For It Exhibition

We are the ‘Asking for it’ exhibition. Our aim is to create a place for people to share and feel and come together over adversity. Through expression of art – in a variety of mediums such as film, photography, poetry, art and sound – the exhibition will take the viewer on a journey from the beginning to recovery and survival. The exhibition not only looks at the experiences of the survivor but the societal judgements and miseducation around the topic of sexual abuse/violence. We believe that art is a powerful tool to express and empower artists and viewers, while educating those who have not experienced this.

We are looking for submissions from any art form may that be spoken word, film, photography, poetry, art, audio, music, etc in response to sexuaul assault/violence. Submissions are open to anyone and everyone of any gender, race, location and age (18+)

Please note that submissions is not an opportunity to talk about triggering events as we are not professionals or a service/organization. 

Asking for it exhibition is a safe space where artists can express and respond via art. We respect every single artist and individual who has been through any stage of assault/abuse, whether that is mentally or physically, small or big, something you have endured or you know someone that has been through similar experiences.  If you would not like to proceed at any time throughout your application we admire your bravery and respect your decision and can opt out at any time.

Unfortunately we can not guarantee payment at this point as we are a small organisation, however we will be fundraising during the exhibition and the money collected will be equally split amongst the artists whose work is shared at the exhibition. 

The exhibition will be London based TBC. During the autumn season (October 2019) 

Please email your submission at askingforit.exhibition@gmail.com

With a small description of your piece and the subject line of  : AFTE submission 2019

Any questions please email askingforit.exhibition@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS : August 31st 2019