Call for Applications: The Body Revolts/The Body Aligns Exhibition

Deadline Date: March 15, 2024

Donor Name: thestarvingartist

Grant Size: Not Available

Applications are now open for The Body Revolts/The Body Aligns exhibition to explore the complex experiences and counteracting the perceptions surrounding queer identity and the daily navigation of queer experiences.

This exploration encompasses the triumphs of queer love and self-acceptance, as well as the arduous journeys of self-discovery and the persistent struggle for mere existence. They invite members of the LGBTQIA+ community to engage in candid conversations and present nuanced depictions of their lived stories through submissions to this online exhibition. The goal of this exhibition is to spark discussions on identity, embodied queer experiences challenging societal norms, and examining the interplay between LGBTQIA+ identity and mind-body dichotomy.

Key Themes

  • ffnThis exhibition holds immense significance in several key impact areas, which are crucial to address the challenges surrounding queer experiences:
    • queer empowerment
      • Examining how artistic expression serves as a powerful tool for fostering empathy, empowerment, and understanding in diverse queer experience.
    • redefining queer bodies
      • Seeking art that explores queer bodies, challenging conventional beauty standards and lived-in queer body journies.
    • breaking boundaries
      • Investigating the ways in which queer individuals challenge societal norms, highlighting their resilience in finding love, voice and communities.
    • queer identity + struggle
      • Exploring the diverse aspects of love within the LGBTQ+ community, from moments of triumph and celebration to the challenges and struggles faced.

Artistic Mediums

  • Artists are encouraged to explore diverse artistic mediums, including but not limited to:
    • Painting, drawing, and illustration
    • Sculpture and installation
    • Photography and digital art
    • Mixed media and collage
    • Performance and interactive art
    • Video art and animation (that can be shown online)


  • Selected works will be featured in both an online exhibition and online/physical publication, fostering a dialogue that extends beyond traditional boundaries. The online platforms strive to be as inclusive and accessible as possible to create a powerful and immersive experience.

Terms and Conditions

  • By submitting your artwork to The Starving Artist for the body revolts / the body aligns exhibition & publication, you agree to the following:
    • The Starving Artist Initiative has permission to use & showcase your artwork for marketing, image use, & publication purposes. They do not sell your artworks or charge for participation. Any funds raised from sales of publications will support The Starving Artist Fund.
    • Image Use: They can feature your work in the exhibition & publication indefinitely unless agreed upon otherwise. They can reproduce & edit images of your artwork for promotional, design & documentation purposes.
    • Publication and Exhibitions: Your artwork may be included in the publication, exhibitions & media publicity. Each artist will receive a digital download, but no monetary compensation will be provided. The Starving Artist is not liable for any harm, loss or damage during any stage of the project process.

For more information, visit thestarvingartist.

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