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The AMA Journal of Ethics is planning its June 2025 issue, “Embodiment in Art Practice”  which will aim to explore how art practices influence embodiment experiences and promote healing among artists and their audiences.

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the AMA Journal of Ethics’ Art of Medicine internship program with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, we are inviting artists to submit their work for consideration in this special issue. We highly prioritize art submissions that delve into the critical role of embodiment in artistic practices. Specifically, we seek submissions that:

  1. Broaden and deepen inquiry in health care ethics and health policy.
  2. Forge new insights into the intersections among ethics, aesthetics, and health care.
  3. Prompt innovation in how we draw upon and apply our humanistic impulses in health care.

We welcome submissions from artists at all educational and career stages, working in nearly any medium. The thematic content may include, but is not limited to:

  • Movements an artist’s body repeats in their practice.
  • Mitigating bodily wear and tear to develop longevity in art practice.
  • Art materials that have fallen out of use due to toxicity.
  • Partitioning of creative space within artists’ studios or collectives based on material use.
  • Art practice as a source of comfort.
  • Accommodations made to artistic expression due to changes in the artist’s body.
  • The body as a source of creative inspiration.

To ensure your art is considered for review and inclusion in the June 2025 issue, please ensure that your submission complies with the requirements outlined in our “Call for Art Work.” The deadline for submission is 30th July 2024.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Erik Schiller: [email protected]