2. Education and Job Training for Artists and Arts Administrators

2. Education and Job Training for Artists and Arts Administrators

What ideas do you have for the arts field (arts organizations, arts service organizations, arts agencies, and arts funders) and the arts education field (schools, community arts education, conservatories, and universities) to ensure full inclusion for youth and adults seeking training in the arts field?

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College education and people with disabilities

I'm a student with a disability currently attending an arts college. While art has great potential as a career for those with disabilities, the present educational and gallery system makes it very hard for outliers like the disabled to succeed. Different schools may obviously vary tremendously in terms of work ethic and general culture, but in many art and design colleges a culture of overwork and subjective grading ...more »

Submitted by (@ellelle)

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University Guidance for Disabled Dancers

My greatest fear at this moment is transferring to a four year university as a dance major. I have search and searched for guidance of how to go about preparing for auditions. It's terrifying because realistically, it's a very slim chance that I get accepted into a dance program that will provide me with advance training in dance. Of course I can apply to universities that don't hold auditions but that's very limiting ...more »

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Work related social skills

At the college level, I'd like to see smaller class sizes. Colleges are impacted and sometimes the course is too fast or too many people talking. Many young adults with disabilities have difficulty being assertive. I need to find more classes addressing work-related social skills. You know, engaging in "water cooler talk" instead of just talking about what interests them.

Submitted by (@barbgenualdi)

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Change perception of labor market value of skills in Arts

We need to change our perception of the labor market value of skills gained through study of Fine Arts and Humanities. With tuition costs so high, can we blame college students (or their parents) for choosing the more lucrative majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines? Can something be done concurrent with a Program for Disabled Artists to fix the problem with tuition debt and high ...more »

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Include "disability"

This is probably a very simple item but one that isn't done often enough. Include Disability. For arts organizations, arts service organizations, arts agencies, and arts funders, when doing outreach, creating programs, projects, or funding the same please: 1. SPECIFICALLY include disability in the list of "diversities" welcome to apply (beyond women, minorities etc). Use the word. 2. Do outreach to places and groups ...more »

Submitted by (@moderatordol3)

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change the way museums do business

Museums in this country still hold Native cultural artifacts in their collections. NAGPRA doesn't cover Canadian artifact stolen from the families of Native Americas covered by the Act. The Seattle Art Museum is a prime example. In his book Letters Home, Frank Boas describes the grave robbing he performed. The federal government needs to end this loop hole. In its place, replicate what the Makah Tribe of Washington State ...more »

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Arts Educational Opportunities for Students with Special Needs

After beginning an Adaptive Dance program in 2008, I have seen the positive effects dance can have not only for the dancers, but also on the general community. The Toledo Ballet Adaptive Dance Troupe performs at schools, churches, community centers and our Showcase. This exposure raises awareness of these students abilities as opposed to disabilities. We often integrate with typical students- allowing both parties to ...more »

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Disabled Artist Advocacy Leadership Institute

Besides being a disabled artist, disability issues are extremely important to me. Near the age of 15, I was hired through a Summer youth employment program to work with developmentally disabled adults. My grandmother was blind, and a cousin, due to being shot nine times, underwent 56 operations and is now a double amputee. To this day, I still grapple with having an invisible disability, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. ...more »

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Cottage Industry Program - Disabled Artists and Artisans

A cottage industry program modeled after the historical Penland School (1920s and 1930s) and using an approach similar to that of Heifer International's "values-based, holistic and community development approach" can promote occupation in arts and crafts, improve self-sufficiency, and enhance quality of life for disabled participants and the community at large. A cottage industry program designed to encourage occupation ...more »

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A non-profit or cost effective site for artists with disAbiliti

It would be nice to have a website (open to all) that exhibits artists with disAbilities work. This site could be an educational tool and a place where aspiring young artists with disAbilities could connect with role models and receive mentoring.

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Accessibility Resources for Non-Profits

I am a theatre artist living and working in Louisville, KY. Many people in the arts community here desire more diversity and inclusion. How can those in the disability community who are willing to help offer practical, logistical recommendations for small, non-profit arts organizations? How can we all, as a national arts community, pool our resources to help each other with things that have worked? From audition notices ...more »

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In Academia and Community: Movement classes

Movement classes in the preforming arts need integration for people with disabilities, i.e. dancing in a wheelchair, technical theater, directing, acting, singing, etc. This requires accreditation of specific classes (in academia) and a change in administrative mindsets, i.e. yes, students with disabilities CAN preform and do so along with their non-disabled classmates. There are hundreds of examples of preforming groups ...more »

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