The Council on Developmental Disabilities is preparing for our annual arts issue of our magazine Breaking Ground that features artwork by and about Tennesseans with disabilities. Borderless Arts TN and the Tennessee Arts Commission are their partners in this endeavor. We are honored and proud to once again be part of this annual issue.
Send your art for the Breaking Ground magazine to
Every year, the Council produces a special issue of our magazine, Breaking Ground, celebrating the creative work of Tennesseans with disabilities. They feature all kinds of artwork and writing, as well as articles about inclusive arts programs across the state.
Explore last year’s issue, including videos from featured artists, here.
If you:
create any kind of visual art
take photos
write poetry, creative essays, or stories
make crafts
engage in other artistic activities
… send them your work! They can consider written work up to 1,000 words and up to 3 pieces of visual artwork.
If you act in plays, play instruments, sing, or dance, feel free to send them photos of yourself doing those activities, too.
Send your work and ideas by email to before January 15, 2023. Please include:
your name
where you live
a brief bio