Discuss best practices for artists who needs accommodation for auditions. Also, how can we apply this to AEA, SAG-AFTRA and other affiliations.
Disclosures & Representation: Best Practices
Representation of disability and intersectional identities may affect the employment outcomes for people with disabilities in the arts. What are examples of organizations/individuals/alliances in the arts that are producing accessible, inclusive, and intersectional programming, support, and opportunities for disabled artists and cultural workers?
Please share your ideas for resources or strategies for the following:
- Guidance in considering and addressing disability/identity disclosure while working in the arts.
- Assistance for employers, employees, and arts venue staff in a workspace/art space with access and inclusion.
- Support or mentorship for disabled artists and cultural workers from additionally marginalized communities including communities of color, those for whom English is a second language, and those who are LGBTQ trans*.
As someone with an invisible illness and disability, I have the privilege of choosing to conceal my challenges most of the time; however, this only leads to immense struggles for me down the line as I am not able to perform my job to the best of my abilities when I'm struggling with chronic pain and fatigue. Working for an organization that outwardly, visibly supports diversity and inclusion efforts, and works diligently ...more »
Given the socialized marginalization, it is understandable that Professional Artist with Disabilities prefer not to highlight their unique challenges when promoting and marketing their shows. However, I don't think they realize that are missing a huge opportunity to reach an audience that is under-served and in need of inspiration. Based on the latest Arts and Ability research, only 7% of LIVE entertainment-goers ...more »
We are finding that artists with "invisible" disabilities struggle with revealing their disability. It would be nice to address this and identify a way to help them to safely expose the challenges they have fought for years to hide.