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Open call for art submissions!

When: Monday, February 1, 2016, All Day (iCal)

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The Sylvia Rivera Law Project needs your support! Keep SRLP’s free legal services and movement building work going by donating artwork to our 10th year anniversary annual art benefit, Small Works for Big Change. All proceeds from our art sales go directly towards supporting our community organizing work as well as our provision of free legal services to trans, gender non-conforming and intersex low-income people and people of color. The event is free to the public and will include a silent bidding process.

This year, there will be a featured section of our event fully dedicated to artwork related to prisoners’ justice, so we highly encourage those who are or have been impacted by the carceral system or those who created art that touches on relevant themes to donate art. The range of artworks we are accepting is not exclusive to works that relate to prisoners’ justice, so we encourage all artists to donate, especially artists who identify as trans, queer, people of color, immigrants and other marginalized identities.

How to submit art for our curating process:

Due to space limitations, there will be a curating process this year. Please submit a digital photo of your art along with a title, medium, and description of the art and description of the artist to If you do not have email capacity, please mail a photo of your art with the same information above and your contact information to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project at 147 West 24th street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011, addressed to the attention of the Small Works for Big Change Committee. We will inform you whether your artwork is accepted soon after our curating process and will let you know of the next steps. If you are currently incarcerated, you may mail your art directly to us without going through the curating process. Due to our limited funds, artists are responsible for shipping costs except for those who are currently incarcerated.


The artwork must be something that could be framed and hung on a wall. Because we do not have the capacity to provide shipping services, the artwork must remain small in scale – it must be something that buyers could easily carry and transport by car or by train.  For more questions about requirements, please contact Ethan at ethan [at]

About SRLP: 
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.