Call for Artists

The Perception Project

Los Angeles, CA

"Shifting Perspectives on Trauma” Art Exhibition

Deadline: January 1, 2018

About The Perception Project

The Perception Project is a Los Angeles based art-for-healing non-profit organization devoted to providing survivors of trauma with services that take on creative forms as expressive outlets and serve the local community. Between an artist/survivor collaboration, the muse provides a personal story, and the artist creates a masterpiece showcasing the muse's strength and inner beauty. These works are showcased through art exhibitions designed to promote awareness, then gifted to the muses as a symbol of their strength. 


About the Project:

The volunteer artist will receive a written story based upon the experience of a trauma survivor (muse) and use it as inspiration to create an artwork meant to empower and inject positivity to the muse. Artwork is donated to the muse after the end of the exhibition. Acceptable mediums are canvas, wood panels, paper, digital prints, and photography. A gift card will be allocated to each artist (or artist team) to cover partial cost of materials. Artist travel fees are not covered.

Art Goals:

Works of art are created then gifted to the muses (survivors) as a symbol of their internal strength to continue thriving in life. The Perception Project devotes its creative platform towards promoting mental health awareness, maximizing community partnerships, local community involvement, providing meaningful work experience, and above all encouraging a shift towards positive perspective.


The exhibit location will be in Los Angeles, California, and the gallery will be disclosed to all selected artists. The event will be open to the public.


All artists who are passionate about making a positive difference in the community are encouraged to apply. Application eligibility is not restricted to geographic location. Due to the sensitive nature of the material, artists must be 18 years of age or older. Artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. All entries must represent original works.

How to Apply

No entry fees. All documents must be submitted by email to [email protected] with your full name in the subject line of the email, along with Artist Applicant.

(Example: Jane Smith/Artist Applicant)


Cover Letter/Artist Statement

3 References

3-5 Images

Professional quality images of work are highly recommended. Poor quality images or small files may be disqualified. Please include on each image of work: name, title, medium and number of image.

(Example: Smith_ Jane_title_medium_1.jpg)

If artist teams apply, all documents are required for each team member. 

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