The Miracle Project®, founded in 2004, uses a groundbreaking methodology to provide individuals with autism and other disabilities the tools to build communication, social skills, community, and greater self-esteem through inclusive theater and expressive arts programs. ALL children of ALL abilities grow in skill and in spirit while creating and performing in original musicals. This acclaimed arts program was documented ...more »
Artistic Discipline-Specific Challenges & Progress
Each artistic discipline and field has unique barriers and challenges for people with disabilities. What are the specific challenges, as well as the solutions, opportunities, and resources found within specific artistic disciplines or fields?
Within your particular artistic discipline, please share your ideas for what resources or programs assist in addressing discipline-specific barriers or challenges, and what progress has been made in regards to artists, and/or cultural workers with disabilities. Are there resources in your specific artistic community that address the current discourse around disability? What organizations, opportunities, venues/spaces, and individuals working on disability issues within your specific artistic field should we know about? Please share resources that offer strategies for arts organizations and disability organizations to more effectively work together to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities in the arts.
For NADC to create an online searchable disability resources database perhaps by geographical region. For example, as part of a proposed theater project involving high school, college, and possibly home-schooled students, I’d like to know all of the schools and programs that service students with special needs and disabilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. I would find such a database very helpful.
Dialogue implies 2 way communication. I have an idea, how about getting this information out into the community? This site is too wordy and confusing too. Leaderboard points? WTF? Looks like the usual Government funding using the funds to pay for a study that does little to benefit disabled Artists.
Are there existing resources or programs that folks know that realize this great suggestion? @lisasniderman in the 2016 Careers in the Arts Dialogue suggested to "Consider creating a Grants Mentor Program to help interested disabled artists determine specific artistic goals, resource needs, planned or proposed projects ...more »
ADA requirements do not necessarily provide guidelines for creating inclusive, welcoming spaces that allow disabled people to thrive. In dance, there may be programs and venues may be accessible to audiences, but there are often serious barriers to disabled artists who are performing. What are some resources available for artists to find accessible dance spaces? And how can we create more of them to increase opportunities, ...more »
There are a growing number of resources available in the field of dance for people with a wide range of physical and/or developmental and/or emotional disabilities - for Dance Educators of children, adults and seniors; for dancers - those interested in or already performing, and those who have performed in the past, and for students of any age and ability/disability. I'll list some below in no particular order, most ...more »
As a visually impaired person, I love to dance especially Israeli folk dancing.. Need someone who knows the steps and can guide a person like me as well. Most of the people who dance, cannot describe the steps while dancing. They also use the wrong language. Rather than use the name of the step, they say one, two three.
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What are existing resources helpful to theatre directors who do not have the experience and would like full inclusion for people with disabilities in their "open calls" and productions?
VAPA: Visual and Performing Arts Framework Accommodations for Student with Disabilities Compiled by Jonn Paris-Salb 2016 Students with disabilities are not typically invited to participate in arts programs for general education students. The arts are as important to the school experience as is academics for some students. The important issue is that accommodations must be in place in order for some of the students to ...more »