Artists with lived experience of disability are strongly encouraged to apply!

RAMP is excited to announce a call for artists to participate in a permanent collective exhibit commemorating the disability rights movement spanning from past to present. This exhibit will be housed in the newly renovated RAMP office located at 202 Market St. in downtown Rockford. RAMP is seeking artists who would like to contribute pieces that memorialize leaders of the disability rights movement and important moments in the advancement of equal access for the 1 in 4 Americans who have a disability.


Application opens to submit interest: August 1, 2022

Deadline to submit interest: February 1, 2023

Artist selection: Ongoing, all artists will be notified by February 28, 2023.

Artwork completion deadline: May 31, 2023

Opening reception: June 2023


  • Exposure to attendees at RAMP events.
  • Artwork will be displayed in RAMP’s high-traffic areas.
  • Artist profile listed on RAMP’s website and social media accounts.
  • Selected artwork will provide increased public awareness to disability civil rights history.
  • Take part in creating a supportive and inclusive environment for people with disabilities.
  • Some financial assistance in the form of supplies reimbursement may be available.

For more information

Amy Morris

This project is funded through the Rockford Area Arts Council

    Call for Artist Application

    Did you complete this for yourself or did someone else?

    Contact information for point of contact:


    Project Concept:

    In your own words, why is participating in this project meaningful to you (must be completed by the artist)?

    As a Center for Independent Living, we value the experience of individuals with disabilities in all that we do. What is your experience with disability?:

    Will you provide your own frame/mounting supplies:

    Link to online portfolio:

    If you do not have an online profile, please upload pictures of your work here:

    Some financial assistance in the form of supplies reimbursement may be available. Would you like more information on financial assistance related to this project?

    Thank you for completing the Call for Artist Application. Please review your answers. Once you are comfortable with your answers, hit submit to send the application.