Community Guidelines

Sharing Air is a space for the CF community to come together. In order to respect this community, there are a few guidelines for what can and cannot be included in The Gallery.

  • All artwork must be complete works, not pitches or outlines
  • Quotes from others' work must include appropriate attributions
  • Artwork cannot promote religious beliefs
  • Artwork cannot contain nudity or imagery not suitable for all ages
  • Artwork cannot contain promotional content (no advertising)
  • Artwork cannot portray destructive behaviors
  • Artwork cannot contain profanity, obscenities, or expletives
  • Artwork cannot use work that is copyrighted or trademarked
  • Artwork cannot mention or contain references to Vertex or any Vertex product directly or indirectly 
  • Artwork must be original artwork and not infringe on the IP rights of any third party
  • Artwork cannot be offensive or defamatory 
  • Artwork cannot contain inappropriate content, as determined by Vertex in its sole discretion 

Vertex reserves the right to exercise its editorial judgment. Editorial decisions to publish or not to publish are made at the sole discretion of Vertex. There is no guarantee your submitted work will be published.

In order to submit artwork to Sharing Air, you must:

  • Be older than 18. If you are younger than 18, your parent or legal guardian can submit your work on your behalf

  • Ensure that the artwork being shared is your own, or that you have permission to share it on the creator’s behalf
  • Allow Vertex to disclose your connection with CF
  • Ensure that you have read the Community Guidelines

Submission Process

  1. Connect with a Curator by filling out the Share Your Art form. Use the form to tell us a little bit about yourself and the artwork you will submit. Once you’ve connected, you’ll receive an email from the Vertex Patient Advocacy Team outlining the next steps and giving you some tips for how you can best showcase your work.

  2. Review the Community Guidelines, above. Make sure your artwork aligns with the Community Guidelines, above. Unfortunately, we can't feature artwork on the site that doesn't meet those requirements.

  3. Review and sign the Release & Artwork & Publicity Submission Agreement that will be emailed to you by a Curator. By signing the agreement, you will give Sharing Air permission to post your work in the online Gallery and in other places as set forth in the agreement, including on Vertex social media, such as the Vertex Facebook page. 

  4. Send your artwork to a Curator.  Email the Curator team with your artwork attached, in one of the following file formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .pdf, .mp3, or .mov. After a Curator receives your art, they will make sure it aligns with the Community Guidelines before posting it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of artwork can I submit?
You can submit any piece of artwork, from visual art, to literary works, to performance pieces of art. Our Curators will get in touch with you to collect your work over e-mail.

What kinds of files can I submit?
Sharing Air accepts the following file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .pdf, .mp3, or .mov.

I don’t have CF, but someone close to me does. Can I submit artwork?
Yes, Sharing Air is a space for all members of the CF community, not just for people living with CF. We welcome artwork from any artist who has been inspired by the CF community.

If my artwork does not meet the Community Guidelines, can I change it and resubmit it?
Yes. If you decide to change your artwork to meet our Community Guidelines, you can resubmit it by e-mailing the Curator who first reached out to you.

I’ve already submitted a piece that’s now featured in The Gallery. Can I submit another?
Yes, you can submit as many pieces of art as you like, in as many different categories (visual, literary, or performing). You don’t need to fill out the form again; just e-mail the Curator who originally reached out to you and let them know that you’d like to submit another piece of art. Include a description of the artwork the same way you did the first time you submitted.
You will be asked to review and sign a Release & Artwork & Publicity Submission Agreement specific to the new art submission.

Where will my artwork be shared?
Your artwork can be featured in The Gallery and on Vertex social media, such as the Vertex Facebook page. It may also be used for other Vertex business purposes. Please refer to the Release & Artwork & Publicity Submission Agreement for the full details.

Can I submit my friend’s or family member’s artwork?
Yes, if you have the artist's permission, you can submit artwork on an artist’s behalf if he or she is under the age of 18. If you have a loved one who was part of the CF community and has passed away, you can also submit artwork on his or her behalf.

What if I want my artwork taken down?
Please follow the instructions set forth in the Release & Artwork & Publicity Submission Agreement to revoke your consent.

Will you let me know when my artwork is featured or where it’s being used?
Yes. When your artwork is posted, you’ll receive an e-mail from a Curator so you can check it out.

Will I receive any compensation for the work I submit, financial or otherwise?
Participating in Sharing Air is entirely voluntary, so we cannot offer any compensation, financial or otherwise, for the artwork submitted.

If you have any more questions, please email sharingair@vrtx.com.