News February 2021



Virtual Workshops




Art Access hosts two types of public workshops:

  • Accessibility and Disability Justice Workshops
  • Professional Development for Emerging Artists (coming this spring)

We are looking forward to safer times soon when we can gather again in our workshop space!

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Black Disabled Lives Matter:
Infusing Disability Justice in the Liberation Movement
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of important concepts regarding the intersection of disability and racial justice and their inclusion in social equity work. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how to apply these principles and receive tools for moving forward on their equity journey more effectively.

Register for Black Disabled Lives Matter
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Tools for Digital Accessibility
Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

Part one of this two-part workshop will cover the impact accessibility has on professional communication and ten of the essential things you can do to reach a broader digital audience.

Register for Tools for Digital Accessibility
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Making a Digital Accessibility Plan
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

Part two of this workshop will teach you how to apply the tools acquired in part one to a wide variety of digital communications.

Register for Making a Digital Accessibility Plan

300 Plates


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300 Plates will be online again beginning May 20, 2021. We are so grateful for all the support you have shown Art Access and all our artists this year! Click below to learn about...

  • Important event dates
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • 200+ participating artists

300 Plates

Partners


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We have 4 new emerging artists participating in our Partners program in 2021. They are currently being matched up with mentors and will be announced soon.

We are excited to have both our 2020 and 2021 Partnerships, with a total of 16 artist mentors and mentees, in an exhibit at the Bountiful Davis Art Center in January 2022.


Partners

Breaking Barriers


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Through our continued partnership with the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the Dumke Jr. Foundation, our third cohort of cultural organizations from across the state is underway. After this cohort is complete, more than 30 organizations will have completed our 12 hour cultural accessibility training. To learn more about this program and our partnership, click below.

I participated in the intensive Breaking Barriers training and it was fantastic. It was eye-opening to understand the civil rights, culture and community, and accessibility standards that I, although attending many ADA trainings, still only barely understood. Their training was well informed, kind, and propelled my organization to make real change for our whole community.
—Breaking Barriers Participant


Breaking Barriers

Artist Relief Fund for BIPOC and Disabled Artists




Thank you to all those who donated to our Artist Relief Fund! Because of your generosity, we were able to give 50 artists $500 emergency grants.