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EveryLife Foundation For Rare Diseases: Annual Rare Artist Contest

October 29, 2014

The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is “dedicated to accelerating biotech innovation for rare disease treatments through science-driven public policy.”  The organization works to improve the clinical development process for treatments for rare diseases by collaborating with multiple stakeholders:

•   Academic scientists
•   Patient organizations
•   FDA
•   Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Industry
•   National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases recently announces the 6th Annual Rare Artist Contest. The contest opened September 30, 2014, for submissions, entry deadline is January 16, 2015, voting until January 23, 2015, and the contest awards to be announced by February 15, 2015.

The EveryLife Art Contest is established in 2010 for artists affected by a rare disease with the purpose of raising awareness of rare diseases and to encourage the telling of their stories using art. RareArtist.org is an online gallery that is a free, permanent platform for public viewing. The mission of the contest is:

“ … to showcase the artwork and the Artist, in order to raise awareness about rare diseases and showcase our vibrant community. Art is the expressive medium used to capture the trials and triumphs of our human existence. For rare disease patients, life can be a day-to-day struggle wrought by a devastating disease and unanswerable questions. Art as an expression of these challenges in life and in living each day, can be a particularly powerful medium to guide all of us, in our struggles and successes. Artists affected by rare disease communicate their pain, frustration, optimism and joy, and through their work we can learn more about ourselves … “.

For detail information about the contest and its rules, please reference the website. The contest is being hosted on Facebook.

Please Note: “Jakob Alt – View from the Artist’s Studio in Alservorstadt toward Dornbach, 1836 – Google Art Project” Jakob Alt [Public domain] | Wikimedia Commons.

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