Seeking Artists for 2017 IOD Calendar

May 11, 2016

2016 IOD Calendar Cover


Each year since 2000, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has produced a full-color calendar featuring 13 original works of art coupled with inspirational quotes. These highly sought after calendars are distributed to individuals and organizations across the globe who share in our vision of a future where all people, including individuals living with disabilities, are fully engaged members of communities.

We are currently inviting artists to submit artwork to be considered for our 2017 Calendar. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your talent with a large and diverse audience. This year, all artwork featured in the calendar will center on the theme of “COMMUNITY”. We are asking artists, both individuals and collaborations, to submit artwork that reflects "community" in some way.

We are excited to announce that in addition to the two-dimensional artwork (ex. drawings, paintings) we have featured in the past, this year we are opening submissions to original photography. You can submit a maximum of three (3) pieces for consideration by completing and emailing the Artwork Submission Form (PDF) (Word).

The submission deadline is Friday, June 24, 2016.

If selected, artists will receive 5 free copies of the calendar and will be asked to complete an Artwork Release Form. We will not feature any artwork without the release form, so make sure you are willing and able to comply with the terms prior to submission. Selected artists will be contacted no later than Friday, July 29, 2016.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at or by calling (603) 862 – 4320.

Download the Submission Form as a PDF >

Download the Submission Form in Microsoft Word >

Good luck and we look forward to your submission!

The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire was established in 1987 to provide a university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families. Its mission is to promote full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all persons by strengthening communities and advancing policy and systems change, promising practices, education, and research.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.