Call for Entries:

The MSA Coalition is now accepting proposals for a showcase of artistic talents from the MSA community for our conference in Nashville, TN on October 13th and 14th. We are looking for proposals from two categories: Arts & Crafts and Performing Arts.

Music, Art, Dance and other forms of artistic expression can be a great resource and therapy for those experiencing chronic illnesses like MSA. The MSA Coalition would like to highlight some of the talents from our own MSA community in an evening event during our Friday night Welcome Dinner. We would like to invite you to submit proposals for Arts & Crafts which we will display throughout the banquet room, and performances which we will enjoy throughout the evening. This event is family-friendly so we request only those entries which are appropriate for all audiences.

The submission process begins June 21, 2017 and closes August 15, 2017 for review by the selection committee. Artists and performers will be notified of the decision regarding their proposals by September 8, 2017. Once selected, all arts and crafts will need to be shipped or delivered to the conference location at the artist’s expense by Friday morning at 9AM, October 13th and no earlier than Thursday at 9AM, October 12th. All performers will need to submit a list of technical support requests by September 15, 2017.

Submission Guidelines for Arts & Crafts

Types of work may include but are not limited to: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber arts and jewelry.

Submit all application materials to: proposals@multiplesystematrophy.org

Your submission is to include:

  • a brief bio of approximately 100 words that includes a statement about you and your work
  • 1 to 3 images of the work you would like to include in the show
    • Images of work should include: title, measurements, media and value (work for this exhibit will not be for sale)
    • Indicate any insurance you may already carry on your submissions

Submission Deadline – July 31, 2017

Submission Guidelines for Performers

Types of performances may include but are not limited to: musicians, dancers, comedians, actors and writers/readings.

Submit all application materials to: proposals@multiplesystematrophycoalition.org

Your submission is to include:

  • a brief bio of approximately 100 words that includes a statement about you and your performance
  • link to the piece you will be performing (may include a link to YouTube or Vimeo)
  • list of your technical support and space needs
  • performances should run no longer than 5 minutes so please take this time limit into consideration as you complete your application

Submission Deadline – July 31, 2017

*If you are unable to upload images or performance links with your application, please contact us at proposals@multiplesystematrophycoalition.org and we will determine alternate arrangements.

Please note that that the MSA Coalition has insurance against theft, but does not assume any responsibility for damage to submissions. 

Thank you for your participation in this exciting event and we look forward to receiving your proposals.