The Artist Link Project (ALP) encourages and promotes the work of North Carolinian artists with disabilities. ALP is free to join and membership currently includes:
- Promotion in our public directory (optional)
- Email group to share opportunities and promote events
- Free professional development workshops
- Micro-funds for supplies, application fees, and more
- Free monthly artist group at VAE
Want to learn more? Check out our slides from our October 2021 Artist Link Project Town Hall.
Disabled Artists/Artists with Disabilities Group
Coordinated by Arts Access at VAE
Meets the second Thursday of every month at 7pm on Zoom
This group is open to all North Carolinian artists with disabilities: d/Deaf; Neurodivergent; Blind or low vision; people with chronic illnesses, psychosocial, intellectual, developmental, learning, and/or physical disabilities; and more. All forms of artmaking (including visual art and design, performing art, literary art, and traditional craft) are welcome, and your work does not need to be about disability. We will provide mutual support, constructive criticism, and informal instruction as we develop our work. We’ll share resources about other disabled artists/artists with disabilities, disability justice, accessible and inclusive opportunities, and whatever else is on our bodyminds!
All artist groups are free to VAE members, Artist Link Project members, and $5 suggested donation for non-members. The cost will never be a barrier to participate in this group. The group will be conducted in a relaxed, sensory-friendly environment in spoken English, with Audio Description and plain language practiced by all members (we’ll teach you if you don’t know how!). We will work to provide any requested accommodations to participate such as ASL, Spanish, or other language interpretation, captions/CART. We ask for one week’s notice in order to guarantee interpreters and transcription but we will do our best if the request comes later.
*If you encounter trouble viewing the directories, or have questions about the Artist Link Project, please email Executive Director, Betsy Ludwig or call 919-833-9919 ext. 1
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