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CREATIVE POWER


 
2024 CREATIVE POWER winners (l-r) Sierra Segar, Madeline Stephens, and Richard Berkholtz

 

Submissions are now closed for this year's Calls for Art and Poetry. Thank you for your entries!

CREATIVE POWER at ARTS for ALL Wisconsin pulls together many threads and includes our annual Call for Art, Call for Poetry, the CREATIVE POWER Showcase each spring, and the CREATIVE POWER Collection of visual art.

All submissions are juried by arts professionals who look for creativity, originality, and craftsmanship in selecting CREATIVE POWER award winners.

Wisconsin residents over the age of 5 who identify as having a disability may submit.

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+)
 

Call for Art

Submit visual art between Oct 31, 2024 and Feb 14, 2025.

Submissions are juried by arts professionals who look for creativity, originality, and impact in selecting ten visual artworks 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.

Call for Poetry

Submit poetry between Oct 31, 2024 and Feb 14, 2025.
 

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

Each CREATIVE POWER Poetry Award-winner will be included, along with previous winning poems, in our first publication of poetry next 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.