Call for Submissions: The Body Electric 2023 Digital Art Exhibition

Artwork by Kaisu Koski

The International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) presents:

The Body Electric –  Annual Digital Art Exhibition
Call for Submissions

With support from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

Submission Deadline: Wednesday July 5 at 23:59 PM EDT
Exhibition Dates*: October 19-21, 2023 in Halifax, NS
Reception*: October 19, 2023

Visit the submission page:

Since 2014, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has partnered with The Body Electric digital art exhibit, presented annually at the International Conference on Residency Education. The Body Electric showcases art in a range of media, including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, and film. The Body Electric understands art as an intervention that explores, disrupts, deepens and reimagines medicine. It offers a set of practices for meaning-making, looking, and reflecting, through which we can stand in new relations with the subjects and objects of health care.

Artwork by Darian G. Stahl

This year, The Body Electric jury is looking for visual art submissions that reflect the ICRE 2023 theme, From Caring for Patients to Protecting Our Planet: Advocacy in Residency Education.

You are invited to approach the theme of advocacy broadly from various experiential and critical perspectives, such as:

  • Art as / for advocacy
  • Art, advocacy, patients, healthcare providers
  • Art and planetary health

Visual art can be submitted in any medium but will be represented digitally.

Artists whose work is included in The Body Electric will receive $100.00 for exhibiting their work

Submissions will be juried and selected by The Body Electric Advisory Group based on quality and overall fit with the theme of the exhibit. Submissions selected by the jury will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall as part of ICRE 2023. These works will also be available online after the exhibition on, and The Body Electric website.

* You are not required to attend the conference if your artwork is accepted. All artists wishing to attend the conference in person are required to register for the conference and are responsible for their own expenses including hotel, travel, and registration fees. ‎Artists whose work is included in The Body Electric will receive $100 for exhibiting their work.

The Body Electric
Exhibition Website:

Curated by: Dr. Allison Crawford and Dr. Lisa Richardson
Support: Jake Chaput
Jury and Advisory Group Members: Prof. Andrea Charise (UofT), Dr. Max Montalvo (Queen’s), Ms. Sara Roque (Ontario Arts Council), Dr. Stephen Tulk (OCADU)
Twitter: @TBE_ICRE
Instagram: @TBE_ICRE