Very Special Arts’ (VSA’s) Sustaining/Creating is a national juried exhibition that asks emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, to showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints on sustainability and contemporary creativity.

Beyond its scientific definition, sustainability references notions of responsibility and stewardship of our natural world in all facets of human interaction – from the environmental to the cultural. Sustainability indicates the capacity to endure.

Fifteen artists will be selected for an exhibition at the Smithsonian and will share $60,000 in cash awards. Entry deadline is July 8.