Disabled And Here

Disabled And Here Call for Illustrators

Disabled And Here is a disability-led effort to celebrate disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) and reclaim our media portrayal with images by and for us.

Collage of 2 illustrations featuring disabled Black folx out and about

We’re doing a mini expansion of our stock collection and commissioning 5 new digital illustrations from disabled BIPOC artists. We’d love to work with at least 2 illustrators and pay $600 per piece.

The resulting work will be free for public use under Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution. Illustrators will also be featured in interviews.

Emerging and established illustrators are welcome. This time, we’re especially interested in commissioning artists that illustrate from their lived experience of being blind, visually impaired, and/or d/Deaf.

To apply, you’ll need a portfolio link and a short textual description of the illustration(s) you’d like to create.


In addition to being a disabled illustrator of color, you should be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • In the United States
  • Able to provide a completed W-9 form and sign a work-for-hire (independent contractor) agreement

Invisible disabilities, mental illnesses, and self-diagnoses are all valid. Disability is a wide spectrum and our goal is centering the BIPOC who experience it in various forms!

What to expect

  • All artists will get a response by September 17, 2021.
  • Selected illustrators will collaborate closely with Disabled And Here to develop their commissions, which should be: either a vector image or a JPG / PNG with at least 3 megapixels in resolution (2048 x 1536); mindful of color pairing and contrast; and accompanied by image descriptions.
  • Artist payments will be sent by electronic bank payment or PayPal, through our fiscal sponsor Open Collective.

Call has now closed!