Creative Disruption: A Visual Protest for Social Change

Boston, MA
September 30, 2017

Submission Deadline:
August 25, 2017

Call for Artists in Boston/Cambridge

ArtUnited invites painters, photographers, filmmakers and other visual artists to submit work for the 'Creative Disruption' pop up group exhibition in Boston on September 30, 2017.

The events will fuse visual art, digital installations, photography, live painting, radical poetry, music and performance.

Submit your work around the theme of gender justice, climate justice, or racial justice. We are looking for art that is visually compelling, thought-provoking, radical, edgy, and fearless.

We accept almost all mediums and all works under 30x30. Apologies, we are unable to accept sculpture at this time. See details below.

This exhibition is a fundraiser

We are asking artists to donate works which will be made available for sale. We aim to keep the cost of the artwork affordable and accessible so all pieces must be priced at $125 or less.

Is there an entry fee?

There is no entry fee to participate.

Is there a commission for artists?

While some of our gallery events do offer commissions, this event is a fundraiser and will not offer commission for sold artworks. We ask that you approach this event with a sense of passion and willingness to contribute to a visual protest that elevates and amplifies the social justice concerns we all face.

How to participate?

At the bottom of this page, select the enter now button to fill out the brief entry form and upload your artwork.

  1. What is Creative Disruption?

    Creative Disruption is a social justice themed Group Exhibition. We call upon artists to come as activists - to challenge boundaries, and make courageous visual statements on behalf of the powerless and the voiceless.

  2. Who can enter?

    Artists of all ages, cultural backgrounds, religions, races, genders, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds, nationalities and ethnicities who are committed to social justice causes.

  3. When/where?

    Boston, MA: September 30, 2017
    New York City:October 21, 2017

    Philadelphia: November 4, 2017
    Washington D.C.: December 10

Artwork Installation

ArtUnited will oversee the installation of artwork on walls or provide wire art display panels, if needed.Some works may be placed on easels depending on dimensions, space constraints, or at the request of the artist.All artwork must be framed or otherwise ready to hang.

Mediums & Sizes

All mediums are accepted. This include photography (color or black and white), original paintings, drawings, pastels, mixed media, and more. Carvings are accepted as long as each piece is suitable for hanging and extends no more than 3 inches from the wall when hung. Unfortunately we are unable to accept sculpture at this time.

Work Drop off/Pickup

You are responsible for the drop off/shipping of your work & pick up/shipping costs if the work does not sell. We provide further details about drop off at a later time.If you cannot physically drop off work – you may ship it. However, you will have tocover the cost for return shipment.


All work must be wrapped, boxed or otherwise protected to enable easy transport. (Please use a reusable cardboard box, portfolio or REUSABLE bubble wrap pouch. Please DO NOT use excessive amounts of packing tape. All packaging will be returned with each work.

How to enter?

  • A formal entry form must be submitted by one of the above deadlines. The form will ask for the following:contact information; details of work (title, date, size, media); artist bio; a brief statement about the work submitted; your photo.

    Requests for anonymity will be honored. Please note that by submitting to the ArtUnited Exhibition you are agreeing to allow us to use your name and images to help in the promotion of the exhibition.


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