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About DisArt

DisArt is a production company and arts and culture organization that focuses its energy on creating public art events that cultivate and communicate a Disabled culture. All of this work presents the highest quality, contemporary art done by Disabled artists from around the world.

We believe that expressions of a Disabled cultural identity can transform society from awareness to understanding to belonging, creating a community that enjoys the full and equitable participation of all Disabled people.

DisArt Events Slideshow

My Dearest Friends Project

DisArt kicks off My Dearest Friends Project, archiving stories of Disability culture as the global Disabled community is deemed disposable.

The project features candid illustrations by artist Oaklee Thiele paired with audio recordings and interviews to capture, archive and share stories submitted by the Disabled community living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Episode 21: A Conversation with Oaklee Thiele

My Dearest Friends Project

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About DisCourse

DisCourse is a consulting and coaching group dedicated to helping businesses, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations craft comprehensive strategies of accessibility and inclusion. Through careful audits of existing institutional missions and goals, instructional workshops, communication and marketing review, and systematic access planning, DisCourse helps multiple types of communities create standards of accessibility that move beyond ADA compliance. This work is informed by findings and experiences associated with DisArt and its public programming.

2019 Changing Expectations Flash Talk

About DisTopia

DisTopia is a podcast produced by DisArt which looks at disability from the inside out. This podcast’s central goal is to raise the voice, visibility, and value of the Disabled community through conversation and critical reflection. DisTopia operates as the primary educational portion of DisArt, and is meant to distribute and drive attention to curricular projects, teaching moments, and other DisArt happenings.

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Chrysalis: DisArt - Process and Presence

This book of portraits by Hwa-Jeen Na explores the intricate identities of the Disabled models featured in the 2018 DisArt Process and Presence Fashion Show.

Hwa-Jeen Na, photographer
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