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Disabled Artist Advocacy Leadership Institute

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 »

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Work related social skills

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.

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College education and people with disabilities

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 »

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Professional Development Peer-led webinars with Video and Audio

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 »

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Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 (LCA2.0) - Employment and Training

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 »

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Leadership Development Fellowships + Host Organization Training

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 »

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In Academia and Community: Movement classes

Movement classes in the preforming arts need integration for people with disabilities, i.e. dancing in a wheelchair, technical theater, directing, acting, singing, etc. This requires accreditation of specific classes (in academia) and a change in administrative mindsets, i.e. yes, students with disabilities CAN preform and do so along with their non-disabled classmates. There are hundreds of examples of preforming groups... more »

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Separate is not Equal

As a wheelchair user and one of America's first professional wheelchair dancers, I can't stress enough the importance of equality in training. Every dance department in colleges and universities across America must come to the realization that they are non compliant if they do not provide equal training in the same environment for wheelchair dancers and stand up dancers. They can no longer use the excuse that they don't... more »

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Performing Arts Studio West

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 »

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accessibility to the arts for people / artists with disabilities

How do people become artists? Most often they were arts consumers first--audience members. But when the arts--the performing arts, visual art, media--are inaccessible, you have cut off an important avenue for people who have disabilities who could become professional artists. For instance--I work with audio description (AD), making all manner of art forms accessible to people who are blind. If a young person doesn't... more »

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University Guidance for Disabled Dancers

My greatest fear at this moment is transferring to a four year university as a dance major. I have search and searched for guidance of how to go about preparing for auditions. It's terrifying because realistically, it's a very slim chance that I get accepted into a dance program that will provide me with advance training in dance. Of course I can apply to universities that don't hold auditions but that's very limiting... more »

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Change perception of labor market value of skills in Arts

We need to change our perception of the labor market value of skills gained through study of Fine Arts and Humanities.

With tuition costs so high, can we blame college students (or their parents) for choosing the more lucrative majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines?
Can something be done concurrent with a Program for Disabled Artists to fix the problem with tuition debt and high... more »

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change the way museums do business

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 »

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Residencies with mental health support

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.

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How VOC Rehap can help with training

My name is Kitty Lunn, Artistic Director of Infinity Dance Theater in New York City. I am a disabled dancer using a wheelchair. I have a hard time finding qualified dancers for my Company, because disabled people aren't given the same training opportunities as their non-disabled peers. I won't put someone on stage simply because they have a disability.

It would be very helpful if State Vocational Rehab specialist... more »

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