Katie's Diary

Create! Art For Autism

28th January 2015

A national art exhibit is championing creativity for everyone with the launch of its innovative competition

 

Create! Art For Autism has two key aims; to dispel the myth that people with autism cannot be creative and prove that art can significantly improve their quality of life, whilst instilling life-long skills.

 

The competition began back in 2010 and has grown in popularity ever since, attracting international entrants from countries including America and India as well as across the UK.

 

Now in its fifth year, Create! Art For Autism will officially launch on Monday 13th April 2015 and is open to people aged 11-25 years, who are formally diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) including Asperger’s Syndrome.   

 

ubu supports the competition. We believe it provides a fantastic platform for people with autism to be creative and showcase their skills but, more importantly help change attitudes towards vulnerable people.  It also shines a light on the fact that all vulnerable people have skills and talents that should be given free expression.

 

Many of the people ubu serve and support, have shown their creative hand in many unique ways when it comes to producing outstanding artwork and we will be encouraging the talented people we serve to enter.   

 

Art can be life changing and is all encompassing. Stephen Wiltshere was diagnosed with autism at a young age and initially mute. His love of drawing and art helped him overcome the life challenges he faced.   His work is now showcased in galleries across the globe including London, Istanbul, Singapore and New York.

 

The competition is open to all art forms including film, photography, digital animation, 2D Art, drawing, painting and poetry, plenty of choice for all, so let your creative side shine! 

 

For more information on the competition and how to enter, you can visit the Create! Art For Autism website here: http://www.createartforautism.com/

 

 

 

 

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