Deadline: November 1, 2021
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) invites artists to submit work to be included in its PORTRAITS project to be premiered in June 2024. Paintings, drawings, and photographs are welcome and artists may submit a sample or sketch of a proposed work to be developed. Multiple submissions are permitted and artists will be awarded $2,500 per selected piece. To be considered, please complete the Submission Form at GMCW Portraits Project no later than November 1, 2021. Artists will be notified of selection by December 17, 2021.
PORTRAITS will represent through visual art, music, and dance, the spectrum of sexual, gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. The artworks may be a portrait, or a scene depicting an aspect of the human experience, including identity expression and historical references specific to the LGBTQ+ community. Selected artworks will be used as projections as part of a live performance, brought to life aurally by music, and visually by GMCW’s 17th Street Dance ensemble to be presented in June 2024. Music for PORTRAITS will be commissioned by composers inspired by the artworks selected for the project.
About The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC: GMCW is a renowned performance group that sings to inspire equality and inclusion with musical performances and education promoting justice and dignity for all. Since 1981, we’ve performed shows nationally, internationally, and at-home in Washington, DC. To date, we have 250+ singing members. Five select ensembles. Five hundred donors. And an annual audience of 10,000+.