Art & Disability: Virtual Exhibition & Forum
Inclusivity is about unity in diversity, and today's conference drew people together from across the globe to celebrate just that.
Here is a full recording of the event:
Inclusive Fashion - Aestheletic x Special Artists
"Art is not a luxury for the few but a basic right for all"
Exhibit of artwork by special needs artists - Amos Manlangit
Inclusive Arts Practice - Professor Alice Fox
Alice Fox is a world pioneer in establishing the discipline of inclusive arts by creating the world's first Masters Degree Programme at the University of Brighton. She is also Deputy Head of its School of Art, and her work with building a more inclusive space for artists has won her the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.
During this presentation, she spoke about the practice of inclusive arts and how to build a more equal and accepting space for all.
During this segment, we opened the mic to everyone, and we got to hear parents of special needs children sharing about their struggles and triumphs, their little victories and their joy of seeing their children grow through being given opportunities in the arts. Some opened up about how this pandemic has been especially hard on special needs individuals, and how art has been a medium for helping them to broach difficult conversations.
This event has been brought to you by Aestheletic, where we believe in making art available for all.
For more about Amos' work with the inclusive arts, check out our interview with him.
Please also visit the Inclusive Arts Initiative website.