The mission of the Awakenings is to Make Visible the artistic expression of survivors of sexual violence.
Awakenings is home to a multi-media art gallery featuring the artistic expressions of rape and sexual abuse survivors. By showcasing stories of survival, we are helping survivors find peace while simultaneously challenging the cultural taboos that prevent an honest discussion of sexual violence.
We shine a light on the truth. We don’t mince words. We are up front and dead center about the prevalence of rape and sexual abuse in our culture. We are not here to make you comfortable. We are here to tell the truth and share the stories of the survivors brave enough to tell them.
If you are an artist, writer, musician, or any other type of creative truth-teller, you can submit examples of your work online for inclusion in our exhibits, our magazine, and our events.
The Awakenings Foundation is home to a multi-media art gallery featuring the artistic expressions of rape and sexual abuse survivors. By showcasing stories of survival, we are helping survivors find peace while simultaneously challenging the cultural taboos that prevent an honest discussion of sexual violence.
Before submitting, please read our criteria and guidelines. Please note that our exhibit calendar fills up very quickly, so your patience on accepting and potentially showcasing your work is much appreciated.
Artwork must be on the topic of sexual violence.
Artists who identify as survivors of sexual violence are strongly encouraged to submit work.
Artists who do not identify as survivors of sexual violence may submit work; however, we do reserve the right to decline your submission if it does not comply with our mission as a gallery dedicated to healing from sexual violence.
We accept any medium of work. If you are a writer/author, please see our Literary Magazine submission form.
We accept work that has been deemed inappropriate by other galleries.
We ask all artists to submit a short bio as well as a title and an individual statement for each piece. Our staff is happy to help artists write their statements.
We do our best to review and respond to submissions within 6 weeks depending on staff workload.
Artists may submit artwork from anywhere in the world; however, we will not cover shipping costs unless special arrangements are made with Gallery Director.
Questions about the submission process or guidelines? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org