Corrosive Like Salt Water: Storytellers

Student Diversity and Inclusion is seeking submissions for a showcase in collaboration with DEPS. Their exhibition, Corrosive like Salt Water, is a celebration of Puerto Rican artists exploring and commenting on themes of current events, politics, and geography through the lens of identity and connection to the island.

SDI would like to invite students to meditate on the theme of how identity informs politics, history, and current events, supporting our theme of “Exploration and Embodiment” for the 2018-2019 academic year. Submissions should dive into the complexities of how identities are uniquely embodied, felt, and lived, both historically and in the present day. 

Our hope is that students can visit the Corrosive Like Salt Water exhibition and transform their inspired thoughts into original pieces of art.

Deadline is October 8th



Submissions may take the form of written works, including prose and poetry, and audio, video, or musical works. Qualifying submissions will explore the theme of identity, and what it means to embody and live with those identities in this world. The Corrosive like Salt Water exhibition is meant to serve as inspiration, but any submission that is inspired by student’s experiences in identity will be considered.

Examples include pieces inspired by a student’s experiences with race, gender, sexuality, ability status, class, etc., and how embodying those identities affects how they move through and exist in the world.

Submissions must not exceed 10 minutes when performed.

Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to perform their pieces on Thursday, October18th, from 6-8pm at 623 S. Wabash, Haus.  

If you have any difficulties uploading your submission, please contact with the subject “Storytellers Submission”.


Melissa Casanova
Coordinator of Events and Education
Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion