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Mass Produced Products

Access Gallery os a Social Enterprise based in Denver CO. We work to increase economic opportunities for young people with disabilities through the arts. We are primarily a gallery and store bur recently have branched into some consumer goods. where we are able to replicate original pieces of art and sell them as products. Our mission is to get money into the pockets of our artists but we also have to pay the bills. I... more »

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Include Disabled Artists in Diversity as a Cultural Issue

In response to this suggestion by moderatordol3 sandahlcarrie in the 2016 Dialogue asked the question "...access/accommodations is an ADA compliance issue and participation by disabled artists is a diversity and cultural issue. How do we do both at the same time?"
Are there any "Best Practice Examples" of Cultural Organizations that are doing it right? Are there any guidelines... more »

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ArtLifting - An Art Gallery for Artists with Disabilities

I work for an art company and gallery called ArtLifting (www.artlifting.com), based out of Boston, MA that works specifically with (visual) artists living with a disability or who have experienced homelessness. We currently represent 140 artists around the country and sell two dimensional original artwork (paintings, drawings, digital art, photography, printmaking) and prints through online e-commerce, licensing, and... more »

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Navigating Multiple/Intersectional Identities

Much of the discourse in the contemporary arts world currently revolves around intersectionality and race and gender/sexuality among them. With disability as a given, what are some institutions/programs/resources already out there that are navigating the multiple/intersectional identities with disability as one of them? What are some ways to engage intersectionality in future projects/programs?

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Festivals & Diversity Lottery

Dear all:

I am a profoundly deaf performance artist, filmmaker, playwright and poet. I've found that the best way to give myself opportunities as a Deaf performer, is to participate in fringe festivals-- the type of festival that accepts and promotes all kinds of performance arts--theater, spoken word, slam poetry, stand-up comedy, and yes ASL poetry. Fringe festivals are known for having great representation of diverse... more »

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MARKETING & PROMOTING Performing Artists with Disabilities

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 »

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Flexibility, Visibility, and Culture Shift

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 »

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