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Call For Art

The 2024 CREATIVE POWER Showcase is open in-person at MYArts in Madison, and virtually now! The Adult art gallery can be found here. The Youth art gallery can be found here. Both are also available at the links under Useful Links.

Submissions are juried by arts professionals who look for creativity, originality, and impact in selecting ten visual artworks and four poems to be given the AFA Creative Power Award and additional works as Merit winners.

Each CREATIVE POWER Purchase Award-winner will be added to the CREATIVE POWER Collection, an ARTS for ALL Wisconsin Traveling Exhibition. The exhibition provides public recognition of hundreds of individuals with disabilities each year.

Wisconsin residents over the age of 5 who identify as having a disability may submit. Award winners in the past three years may enter art, but those works will only be eligible for Merit awards and cannot join the CREATIVE POWER Collection.

No documentation or disclosure of disability is necessary to participate.

Age Categories:

  • Child (ages 5-10)
  • Youth (ages 11-15)
  • Young Adult (ages 16-21)
  • Adult (ages 22+)

An Important Note on Viewing Art

We ensure that all submissions received through our Calls for Art and Poetry are shared openly. Some pieces featured in the 2024 Adult Art Gallery contain mature or graphic themes or visual elements. We kindly ask that you take note of this and, should you decide to view the artwork, join us in acknowledging and appreciating the artists for their courageous expressions.

Generous support for Call for Art has been provided by


Support for Call for Art comes from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, The Cap Times Kids Fund, Thompson Investment Management, American Girl Fund for Children, Associated Bank, Monroe Street Framing, Evald Moulding, and Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Support also comes from the extraordinary individual donors that we are honored to consider our Friends.