Artists with Disabilities on Creating an Equitable, Accessible Tomorrow

Saturday, June 16, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

There is a large gulf between seats and stages. Accessibility for audiences is becoming a hot topic, but targeted resources, support, professional development, and performing/exhibiting opportunities for artists with disabilities are relatively rare. In this session, artists speak about how they made inroads in a challenging environment and how they (and we) are paving and can continue to pave the way for artists with disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand public programming strategies to raise awareness of disability culture.
  2. Learn directly from the experience of artists with disabilities about their needs and goals.
  3. Explore how making accessibility a priority creates better experiences for people both with and without disabilities.


This session is part of the Equity and Engagement sessions.