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 »

Submitted by (@debbiekizer)

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3. Identity, Disclosure, and Representation in the Arts

Representation, outlets and exposure

This is not really an idea, but hopefully somebody will get something out of my experience... For the last three years, I have been looking for a talent representative, someone to assist me in finding appropriate engagements, outlets for my talents and skills. I have contacted all of the reputable talent agencies in U.S. (mostly LA and NY) that I can find. Not one of them answered. Here is the part I am a little embarrassed ...more »

Submitted by (@michaelslyric)

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Dance and Disability

What needs to be discussed in the dance community is how can we develope choreography that doesn't always have to be simple or highlighting a disability? I am currently training at Santa Monica College and while I am getting the best training with amazing dance instructors who aren't afraid to challenge me I find myself at a loss when I am not selected for challenging dance pieces. Now I understand that rejection is often ...more »

Submitted by (@vcruz91)

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