Wisconsin Arts

ARTS WISCONSIN
“The only statewide organization working to ensure that everyone, everywhere in Wisconsin can enjoy,

UW-MADISON ART DEPT
An excellent sponsor for lectures, shows and events.

WISCONSIN ARTS BOARD
“The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage.”

PORTAL WISCONSIN
“PortalWisconsin.org is a non-profit web site created by the Cultural Coalition to promote culture, arts, humanities and history in Wisconsin.”

WISCONSIN ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
The hub for all things art-education related in the state of Wisconsin.

WISCONSIN VISUAL ARTISTS
Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization made up of visual artists working in a wide variety of media and supporters of Wisconsin Art.

VSA ARTS WISCONSIN
VSA expands the capabilities, confidence and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities by providing programs in dance, drama, creative writing, music and visual art.

Friends and Collaborators

COMMUNICATION is an all-ages music and art space dedicated to fostering a vibrant creative community for Madison, WI.

DANE ARTS MURAL ARTS (DAMA) is a public art program that trains local artists to become community artists who use mural-making to beautify neighborhoods and make a difference in the lives of youth. 

THE BUBBLER
Learn, share, create. At Madison Central Public Library.

ENCORE!
Encore Studio for the Performing Arts is a professional theatre company for people with disabilities, located in Madison, WI.

ARTcycle.
ARTcycle is a socially beneficial program that links individuals with disabilities to the community, using art as a bridge.

DISABILITY PRIDE FESTIVAL
The Disability Pride Festival brings families, friends and neighbors together to forward the possibility of every life.

CORNUCOPIA
Cornucopia is an arts and wellness center in Madison WI, run by and for people with mental health issues and their allies.

Like-Minded

ARTS OF LIFE is a studio started by artists with disabilities in Chicago, Illinois.

INTERACT
Art/disability program in Minneapolis MN.

STUDIO 84
Studio 84 is a workspace and gallery in Whitewater, WI that features and supports artists with disabilities.

CREATIVE GROWTH CENTER
Along with Creativity Explored and NIAD, the Creative Growth Center is one of the oldest studios in the US that supports artists with disabilities.

GUIDE TO MOBILE ART
Info about various mobile artmaking apps.

DIE SCHLUMPER
A german group of artists with disabilities that, among other international events, have show at the Musuem of Contemporary Art in Chicago in conjunction with Little City.

PROJECT ONWARD
A studio/gallery in Chicago dedicated to supporting the career development of artists with mental and developmental disabilities.

Galleries

MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART
The Museum of Wisconsin Art is the state’s primary venue for the exhibition of historic and contemporary Wisconsin art.

RUSSELL BOWMAN
Art Gallery in Chicago that sometimes features self-taught artists.

PROMEGA ART SHOWCASE
A great local venue for both regional and national artists. It occupies the spacious foyer and ambulatory of Promega’s corporate headquarters.

CARL HAMMER GALLERY
Art Gallery in Chicago that features self-taught artists.

PACKER SCHOPF
Art Gallery in Chicago that sometimes features self-taught artists.

JUDY SASLOW
Art Gallery in Chicago that features self-taught artists.

INITUIT
The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Intuit) is a gallery in Chicago IL, dedicated to presenting self-taught and outsider art.

Disability Resources

CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE
Resources for people with CP.

DANE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Find out how services for persons with developmental disabilities are administered in Dane County. A good place to determine if you might be eligible for support.

WAISMAN CENTER
“The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. The center is one of nine national facilities that includes a Mental Retardation Developmental Disabilities Research Center and a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.”

NATIONAL ARTS AND DISABILITY PRIDE CENTER
A good general resource for all things art and disability related.