Artist Parent Index Digital Archive Call for Submissions / Deadline: Ongoing


Open Call: The Artist Parent Index( is a digital humanities project that maps artwork created about reproduction and parenting from a first-person perspective.  As a research tool for artists, educators, curators, and the general public, the Index aims to be a comprehensive guide to the discourse around the experience of reproduction and parenting in visual arts.  The work made by any artist about their relationship with reproduction and caring for children they claim as their own is eligible for inclusion in the project.

Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to, accounts of pregnancy, adopting a child, having your biological child be adopted, infertility, the decision not to reproduce, fertility treatments, fatherhood, motherhood, non-custodial parents/fathers/mothers, breastfeeding, formula feeding, miscarriage, postpartum depression and psychosis, abortion, artistic practice alongside parenting/fathering/mothering, gender and parenting/fathering/mothering, experiencing tantrums, postpartum bodies, queer parenting, and childcare.

The Index accepts submissions throughout the year at or via email at