Creative Imperatives

2020 Festival


This year’s festival will showcase arts and arts-connected work that celebrates female-identified artists, challenges patriarchal structures, and/or disrupts gender norms in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.  In addition to spotlight events with our invited guests, the festival will include workshops, exhibits, presentations, and performances created by UWL students, faculty, and staff.


Meet the 2020 Festival Guests and view the interactive schedule now!





Creative Imperatives events are free and open to the public. The Creative Imperatives festival has been possible through the support of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse School of Visual and Performing Arts.


Creative Imperatives has been established to:

  • Promote the creative/scholarly works of faculty, students, and staff in the School of Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
  • Invigorate dialogue about arts and communication with regionally, nationally, and internationally renowned artists and scholars.
  • Showcase innovative and thought-provoking performances, presentations, lectures, and exhibitions for the greater La Crosse and University communities.