Webinar: Disability, Arts, & Culture

June 16, 2022
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Disabled people are creators, innovators, and consumers of arts and culture. Art and activism from the disability community–especially work by disabled people of color– has played a vital role in furthering social justice movements. Yet, the more than 1 billion disabled people around the world are all too often overlooked in creative spaces, excluded from support and funding opportunities. As the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches in July, it’s an apt time for philanthropy to rethink its approach to inclusive arts and culture funding. 

This webinar will address the need for philanthropy to connect with and uplift disabled artists, and to incorporate a disability lens in arts and culture grantmaking portfolios. Expanding opportunities for disabled artists–from offering inclusive residencies and fellowships, to supporting development of accessible creative spaces, to showcasing works from creatives with disabilities–is essential to meaningfully advance equity and justice.

Join Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander in an open, honest dialogue with disability advocates. CART will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact us at communications@disabilityphilanthropy.org or 407-917-6864. This free webinar is presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.