UNIQUE Magazine

UNIQUE is an Art and Literary Magazine that shares the artistic visions and voices of individuals with disabilities. UNIQUE represents the power of art to express, educate, and inspire.  Art comes in many forms and the creative work published in UNIQUE includes poems, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, computer-based art, and mixed-media works.

The magazine is published annually in the fall by ARISE and distributed throughout Central New York to display the creative work of artists and writers with disabilities living in Central New York.

Submissions for UNIQUE 2017 will be accepted during the month of April. Click here to download the 2017 Submission Forms

Download UNIQUE 2016 (PDF)

UNIQUE has four main goals:

  • To publish deserving artwork and literature in recognition of its intrinsic artistic and literary value;
  • To share the artistic visions and voices of individuals who have disabilities with the public, increasing awareness of the capabilities of persons with disabilities;
  • To initiate conversation around art and literature that inspires, educates, and enlightens; and
  • To share the experiences of persons who live with disabilities, and their joy with accomplishing freedom, success, and independence.

Exhibition Schedule

landscape painting with purple mountains

Dates and locations for UNIQUE. See UNIQUE’s exhibit schedule.

Previous Magazines

abstract painting with vivid brush strokes and a large red circle

See previous editions of UNIQUE Magazine. Read past UNIQUE Magazines.

Submit Work

painting of trees with pink blossoms

Calling artists and writers with disabilities in CNY. Learn more about the submission process.


painting of a man

Get answers to some frequently asked questions. Read the UNIQUE FAQs.