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 »
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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not an intensive, but a place where classes are available to learn new skills and also focus is placed on having a supportive environment with pharmacy runs.
many of the residencies I find are too isolated to allow for trips to the pharmacy or are outside of my home state where my medicine is paid for.
just a couple things to consider.
PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO WEST (PASW) is a state-funded, one of a kind non-profit affiliated professional training facility for adults with developmental disabilities. Curriculum includes acting, music, dance, theater and new media production, recording, studio engineering, digital illustration, animation, and more. PASW also provides talent management services and on-set coaching for actors with disabilities appearing ...more »
Working artists with disabilities have developed varying marketing skills, methods of making art, and business management expertise. Creating and faciliating a series of webinars on 'Making, Marketing and Managing' will tap this energy and expertise for peer mentoring and exchanges. Being live sessions with audio and video with closed captions generates a sense of community and connection. A 'menu' of topics could ...more »
Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 (LCA2.0) in an innovative initiative adopted by the Clinton Global Initiative as a two-year commitment to action in three areas: 1) increased employment in front of and behind the camera/keyboard/microphone ad stage: 2) improve authentic disability portrayals across delivery platforms AKA "The Disability Narrative Imperative" working with The ADA Legacy Project's DisBeat and disability ...more »
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 »
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 »
Replicate a fellowship program for arts leaders with disabilities. There is a great program at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (the Urban Arts Leadership Program) that focuses on empowering the leadership of young people of color in the arts. "The Program offers professional development, networking opportunities, and paid Fellowship placements to aspiring arts administrators. ***Equally important***, UALP offers ...more »
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.
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 »