3. Identity, Disclosure, and Representation in the Arts

3. Identity, Disclosure, and Representation in the Arts

What ideas do you have concerning disability disclosure while working in the arts? Has it helped or hindered your work? How can representation of disability and authenticity affect the employment outcomes for people with disabilities in the arts?

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3. Identity, Disclosure, and Representation in the Arts

Inclusion WORKS, really it does

Cultural trends are directing us towards more inclusive environments where disability is simply part of the mix, adding to the diversity of the place! Our young people are growing up with more inclusion and they making better choices about their siblings and children for education and long term care, etc. This is an opportunity for arts/accessibility issues to jump on a trend and encourage these trend setters to push ...more »

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Include % of Performers with Disabilities in Awards lists

When the % of Women, Blacks, Asians in films and television are listed Actors & Directors with disabilities should be a category. Performing artists with disabilities face enormous challenges. Let film & stage producers know their inclusion policies regarding ALL under represented performing artists, directors, & technicians is being tallied and publicized.

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Disabled Culture, Pride & the Affect it Has on Art

I used to be a full time career counselor and project manager for students with disabilities. I noticed that before students took disability studies classes, they were usually very difficult to work with - as in, not confident, low self esteem ("but who would want to hire MEEEEE?") and so forth. After they took a disability studies class, they had a different attitude. Pride was flowing in them. They saw disability as ...more »

Submitted by (@meriah)

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