This call for art is for anyone who has experienced and is healing from ANY kind of trauma.
The Awakenings Foundation is an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for rape and sexual abuse survivors who wish to pursue art for the purpose of self-expression and healing. Our Ravenswood-based Art Gallery is a special place that we’ve built to showcase the stories of survival that our artists share, with our community of advocates. Our goal is to help survivors find a sense of empowerment and peace through artistic expression, while also encouraging a candid conversation with the public about the cultural taboos surrounding rape and sexual abuse.
Post Trauma opens up our mission to a wider community of participants. You do not have to be a survivor of sexual assault to participate. The goal of this project is not only to encourage individuals to pay attention to their healing process but to do so creatively. We have all healed from something. Put it on a postcard.
There is no deadline for this project. Our goal is to always accept these postcards from anyone willing to share. Our first Post Trauma exhibition was in autumn of 2016. All postcards received subsequently will be displayed the following year for our second annual exhibition.
Postcards are anonymous - unless the artist wishes to attach their name.
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613