Embracing Our Differences is inviting you to participate in creating a society where diversity is embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Become a part of this change by submitting your original art to Embracing Our Differenc and its annual international outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard-size images measuring 16 feet (5m) wide by 12.5 feet (4m) high. Each work of art is created by local, national and international artists reflecting their interpretation of theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

The exhibit will be on display January 20 through April 1, 2021 at Sarasota’s Bayfront Park in Southwest Florida.


Artists are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

Funding Information

$3,000 (US) will be presented in the form of three separate awards — $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and the “People’s Choice” award.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students — everyone can participate.
  • National and international submissions are encouraged.


Your submission must be an original concept and execution and is not a copy or reproduction of the work of another. Final selections for inclusion will be made by a five-judge panel of art professionals based on artistic excellence and originality in reflection of theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

  • Your art must be HORIZONTAL in orientation which means that it must be wider than it is tall – submissions that do not meet this requirement will be disqualified.
  • Your digital file must be a high resolution image of no less than 300 dpi (the higher the better).
  • Include a brief (200 word maximum) “Artist Statement” explaining your art, your creative process and/or what the theme means to you.

For more information, visit Call for Artists.


Name of the Organisation
Embracing Our Differences
Grant Amount
USD 3,000
Closing date of Proposal
Wednesday, 7 October, 2020
RFP Email
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