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Disability, Accessibility, and Arts Residency: Call for Participation

Disability, Accessibility, and Arts Residency: Call for Participation

Calling artists of all media (visual artists, filmmakers, performance artists, choreographers, sound artists, creative writers, & poets) to participate in a one-week residency to be held at the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) at UC Irvine from June 12-20, 2012.  Six artists will be invited to work in conversation with other artists and scholars, to consider issues of multiple access/disability in the conception and design of a creative work. (Approaches to accessibility could include but are not limited to: audio description, captioning, sign language, multimodal design, etc.)  We are interested in expanding notions and strategies for works that are multiply-accessible.

Leading scholars in disability studies will offer daily workshops on disability and access in the arts for a small group of graduate student participants. These workshops are optional for artists in residence. The week will culminate in a final day of informal public presentations, aimed to share findings in the form of discussion, sketches and performances.

Residency will include basic support for travel, accommodations, materials fees, and small stipend.  Some meals will also be provided.  This residency is organized by the Critical Disability Studies research group (http://www.uchri.org/Fellows/Residential-Research-Groups/2011F-Critical-Disability-Studies.php), and is partially funded in kind by UCHRI and a grant from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA).

Please submit by November 1, 2011: a one page resume; a 1-2 page written statement regarding your interest/experience in disability, access, and the arts; and relevant work samples.  We will only look at work samples on-line.  Please send URL(s) and pdfs of the above to criticaldisabilitystudies@gmail.com

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