Viewer Honey Hubbard summed up the first Night of Aphasia Arts: “This feeds the soul!” This moving, beautiful, celebratory, funny, and creative evening is moving to its permanent annual March home, where we’re once again showcasing performers, artists, and writers.
Whether you’re playing music, painting, writing poetry, or dancing, there are plenty of ways that people with aphasia lean into their creativity to restore speech or express their world. We want to celebrate your work and creativity at the Night of Aphasia Arts, a free online gala.
Our free online gala on March 7, 2023, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm ET, will feature once again recorded performances (musical, theater, dance, or poetry) and give you a sneak peek into our password-protected art space where you can see visual art, photography, or written poetry — all created by people with aphasia.
We want you to submit a piece (or two) for our event. Keep reading to learn all of the details.
RSVP for the Link
Please RSVP for the event. You will be sent a unique Zoom link and a few reminders for the event. You only need to RSVP once to receive the Zoom link. We hope you can join us for a fun and meaningful evening. You can submit your art even if you cannot attend the event. (Keep reading below about submissions.) We are recording the event, and people who RSVP will receive an early link to the recording as well as any last-minute information for the event itself.
When we say gala, we mean gala! You can opt for couch casual or make it a special evening by dressing up. It’s a webinar, not a Zoom discussion, so you won’t be on camera, but we still want to see you in your finest. We have a solution: Snap a picture at the beginning of the event (we’ll remind you to send these along) so we can feature you in our event recap.
Or Get Together!
We love hearing about support groups and clinics setting up watch parties so people with aphasia can watch together. If you do this, please let us know. We would love to feature your group and celebrate you during the event. Yes, we have a plan to do this for the March event.
Submit Your Art
We want to see your creativity. Use our simple form to submit your art, either as an individual or group. Performance videos should be about three minutes long, and they must be under five minutes. Written poetry should be submitted as a PDF or the words pasted into an email, and visual art or photography can be submitted as a PNG or JPG file. You do not need to attend the event to have your art featured.
- Music (group performance or alone – instrumental or singing)
- Theater (monologue or short scene)
- Dance (group performance or alone)
- Poetry (spoken word performance or submitted in written form)
- Visual Art (painting, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design)
Please follow the instructions on the form to hit submit and email your piece directly. Each piece needs its own entry on the form. If you submit more than one piece, please fill out the form again for each piece.
Please use the form to submit your art by February 17, 2023. All art submitted after February 17, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET will be held for the next Night of Aphasia Arts event in 2024.
We are excited to see your art and to share it with our community in March.
If you have questions, please send them to Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, this is the submission form.