Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Disability,Accessibility and arts Residency

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
ccess/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, and
materials fees, as well as a small stipend. Some meals will also be
provided. This residency is organized by the Critical Disability
Studies research group
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. Send URL(s) and pdfs
of the above to

Mara Mills
Assistant Professor
Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University
239 Greene St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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