CCTS Call for Student Artists: Creating Inclusion

September 20, 2018


The Center for Change in Transition Services (CCTS) seeks to showcase digital artwork by local students with disabilities on the CCTS website, social media platforms, and other promotional materials.


Artwork will be collected from October 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. It will begin to be featured online starting in February, 2019.


Students in Washington state, ages 16-21, with IEPs and 504 plans.


Theme: Creating Inclusion

Inspired by VisArts’s “Creating Inclusion” exhibition (2015), CCTS seeks to “highlight the work of aspiring, emerging, and established artists who identify as people with disabilities.”

There are many different ways for artists to express themselves through their artwork. United by the common thread of disability identity, this online collection will showcase the work of diverse students across the state. “We encourage active and thoughtful inclusion of all disability identities.”

Artwork Requirements

  • All entries must be student’s original artwork.
  • Artwork may be created in any medium, but must be submitted in a digital format (see submission guidelines, below).

Submission Guidelines

  • Artwork must be a submitted as a digital file (JPEG, GIF, PDF). For example, if a student chooses to paint a picture, please submit a digital photograph of that painting, and not the painting itself.
  • Artwork must be submitted with a completed and signed release form to be considered for display. Download the Call for Student Artists - MS WORD for a copy of the release form (page 2). 
  • One entry per student.
  • Email the digital file and a scanned copy of the signed release form to, subject line “Creating Inclusion – [student’s last name]” example: Creating Inclusion – Shepherd.


All students will receive a certificate of appreciation/participation and have their name and artwork displayed on the CCTS website. Some student artwork may be featured on Facebook or in other CCTS materials, printed or online, with artist credit given.



Please contact Jay Shepherd:, 206-296-5908.