IASSIDD call-out for artworks by Scotland-based artists with learning and developmental disabilities

Call-out for Scottish-based artists with learning disabilities

The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) are hosting their international conference in Glasgow, from 6th – 9th August 2019.

This will see over 1,200 international researchers, academics, practitioners, all working in the field of learning disability research, and people with learning disabilities and their families coming together over 4 days at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow.

Project Ability is launching a search for FIVE Scotland-based artists who will have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork at the conference.

Each artist will be represented by three artworks.

A selection of the artwork will be reproduced on posters and leaflets and made into greeting cards to be given to delegates as a lasting memento of the conference.


1.    You must live and work in Scotland: we want submissions from artists the length and breadth of the country: North, South, East and West, Highlands and Islands.
2.    Identify as an artist
3.    Self-identify as having a learning disability.
4.    You must have a collection of 2D artwork available for the selection – painting, drawing, print, textiles, photography

How to apply?

Email a maximum of five images to info@project-ability.co.uk no later than 28th February 2019. The submission form must be completed and emailed along with the images.
Download the submission form.

Telephone 0141 552 2822 if you need assistance.

5 artists will be selected by a committee of art experts. The committee will meet in March and the successful artists will be notified shortly after.

Three artworks will be selected from each successful artist.

Project Ability will contact the successful artists to arrange delivery of the work to Project Ability. We will frame the artwork if required and will return the artwork to the artist after the conference.

The successful artists will be invited to Glasgow to see their work exhibited at the IASSIDD conference. Project Ability will cover the cost travel and accommodation for 2 people for 1 night.

Project Ability is Scotland’s foremost visual art company supporting people with learning disabilities to be successful artists.

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