April 24, 2020 - May 4, 2020


No Longer Empty’s Young Exhibition Makers (Y.Ex) invite fellow youth, ages 14 – 19, to submit artworks to the NLE Youth Artist Open Call. This virtual exhibition will focus on mental health and care in the time of COVID-19. We want to know how you have been thinking, feeling, and taking care of yourself during this time of physical isolation. In what ways are you caring for your mental health and/or that of others around you?

Artistic submissions should directly reflect personal responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic through narrative, experiences, perspectives, stories and feelings that address the times.

Artworks may be submitted in any medium including visual arts, written arts, music, dance, mixed media, sculpture, installation and performance. Sculptures and installations may be submitted in the form of photography, while performance art may be submitted in the form of video.

To Submit an Artwork:

  • You must be 14 – 19 years of age
  • You must be a resident of New York City
  • Your artwork must directly respond to mental health and care during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Your work must be submitted in full via this submission form by 11:59pm on Monday, May 4th
  • For submission details visit HERE

For any questions or accessibility needs, please contact education@nolongerempty.org

Submissions must be made by Monday, May 4, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

Selected artists will be informed by Wednesday, May 20th and receive a $50 stipend for participation.