The Crann Centre is today, Thursday, March 26, launching its ‘A day in my life (with a disability)’ Art Competition.
The competition has three categories, Kids & Teens (with a physical disability), Siblings of a person (with a physical disability) and Adults (with a physical disability), with a first prize of a €100 voucher going to the winner of each category.
Entrants can submit their piece in a number of different formats – art (painting, sculpture, collage, sketches etc) photography, video or written word (poem, short story). Think big, think small, think outside the box, just make sure it reflects you and your lived experience.
The Crann Centre hopes the competition will provide an engaging activity and recreational focus away from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Entrants should submit their submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, but are also encouraged to share them online using the hashtag #adayinmylife
All entries will subsequently be displayed at the Crann Centre during an exhibition, when it re-opens to the public. In doing so, the Crann Centre hopes to provide a forum to highlight to others what it is like to spend a day in the life of a someone with a disability or sibling, while also showcasing their artistic talents.
Communications & Marketing Manager Graham Lynch says, “We are happy to open the contest up to service users from other organisations (Enable / Spinal Injuries Ireland / Headway etc). We see this as an opportunity for us like-minded organisations to work together in these trying times while continuing to maintain a close connection with our members, many of whom will have shared experiences.
“Here at Crann we’ve seen first-hand the creative spark and the desire our members have to express themselves artistically through our Breaking Barriers Theatre group. With most families now wisely limiting their movements outside of the home, we’re hoping this competition will further enable them to tap into that creativity, whilst also providing an opportunity for them to communicate their own lived experience through the medium of their own choosing.
Entries for the competition close on Friday, April 16.
Competition website & resources: www.cranncentre.ie/a-day-in-my-life
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