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ACCESSIBILITY IN THE ARTS: A PROMISE AND A PRACTICE

ACCESSIBILITY IN THE ARTS: A PROMISE AND A PRACTICE

Written by Carolyn Lazard
Commissioned by Recess
Edited by Kemi Adeyemi
Designed by Rosen Tomov & Riley Hooker

The publication of Accessibility in the Arts: A Promise and a Practice is made possible by Common Field and Recess.

Edition of 500 in print, distributed to attendees of the 2019 Common Field Convening, Philadelphia.
Online guide at promiseandpractice.art (coming this summer)
Downloadable PDF (coming soon).

Accessibility in the Arts: A Promise and a Practice is an accessibility guide geared toward small-scale arts nonprofits and the potentially expansive publics these organizations serve. It details specific ways in which disabled people are excluded from cultural spaces and offers possible solutions to those barriers. Moving away from historical and juridical definitions of accessibility, this guide considers the unique capacity of small scale arts organizations to meet the needs of disabled communities. It engages principles of disability justice to think through what can urgently be done to create more equitable and accessible arts spaces.