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Virtual Arts

We're Planning Post-Pandemic Programs. Will you help?

As the landscape of COVID-19 continues to shift and vaccination rates increase, ARTS for ALL Wisconsin is assessing options for future programming, including the potential return of in-person programming in some form. We are looking to you -- participants, teaching artists, families, support agencies, everyone -- to help guide our efforts to offer programs and support that meet the needs of our communities.

Please share your thoughts and suggestions online about the future of programming at ARTS for ALL. You can also download and complete a printed copy. Please mail paper copies to our Madison Art Center at 1709 Aberg Avenue, Suite 1, Madison, WI 53704.

Online Programs

We are working hard to bring our programs to you safely at home – even though we can’t meet in person right now. We are offering Virtual Arts Classes, Virtual Artist Residencies, and our Choirs will be going online soon too.

Under Useful Links you can find the AFA Communication Boards in two versions: English/Spanish and English/Hmong. The Boards are a free resource for all , and are designed for people of any age who may have limited or developing verbal language abilities. They can be an incredibly useful tool for active engagement with art-making. By pointing to the word or phrase they want to express, individuals can become empowered and take ownership of their work, creating new opportunities for connection with others. Educators can also use the AFA Communication Boards to present choices of materials or colors, or support collaborative work with one student directing the actions of another.

Arts Classes

Arts programming and enrichment opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities through daytime and evening art classes in visual art, music, movement, drama and more. 

All Arts Classes will be held online for the foreseeable future. Our NEXT Virtual sessions begin July 12, and include classes in music, movement, and visual art. Follow the links below to learn more and register!


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Artist Residencies

Participants with and without disabilities of all ages receive classes in one or more art disciplines taught by our professionally trained Teaching Artists.

All Artist Residencies will be held online for the foreseeable future and several are up and available now. We currently have residencies in most disciplines, including visual art, music, and creative writing.

Follow the links below for more details and to apply to have a Virtual Artist Residency brought to your school, early childhood learning site, or community center.


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Our choirs throughout the State of Wisconsin, we increase the musical skills of members with and without disabilities through regular rehearsals and public performances.

ARTS for ALL Wisconsin Choirs are currently meeting virtually only. Click the buttons below to learn more or to join a choir!


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Call for Art

Each year we invite children and adults with disabilities from every corner of Wisconsin to submit works of art for a juried visual art exhibition that holds opportunities for new and seasoned artists to win cash prizes, sell their art, and have their work seen by hundreds of people.

Call for Art is an entirely FREE program for participants.

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2021 Call for Art Online Galleries

Youth Visual Art

Adult Visual Art

Youth Poetry

Adult Poetry


Exhibitions & Artists

Our Exhibitions offer opportunities for individuals with disabilities to exhibit and sell their work to the public, with 70% of proceeds going directly to the artist. For more information on our virtual exhibitions, and many of the artists we work with check out our Exhibitions & Artists page.


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Generous support for Virtual Arts has been provided by





Support for ARTS for ALL Wisconsin comes from the ARTS for ALL Wisconsin Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, National Guardian Life, American Girl Fund for Children, Kohler Foundation, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts