DisArt Creative Director Presents at Upswell Conference 2023

DisArt’s Creative Director Le’Andra LeSeur presented at the Upswell Conference in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas on November 16, 2023. Le’Andra’s presentation centered the power of art to ‘disrupt’ and push for communal change that cultivates belonging and a more accessible and inclusive future. This opportunity which was funded in part by the Michigan Arts and Culture […]

DisArt kicks off My Dearest Friends Project

DisArt and artist Oaklee Thiele began the My Dearest Friends Project by collecting stories from the Disabled community confronted with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Through podcast interviews, personal submissions illustrated by Thiele, the project unites the global Disabled community while documenting this moment in history and preserving our culture.

2019 Changing Expectations Award

< Return to DisCourse DisArt was honored with the 2019 Changing Expectations Award “Through our annual awards program, AMM (Association of Midwest Museums) recognizes individuals, museums and companies that have had an impact on the Midwest museum community or advanced the field in some way. In the spirit of the 2019 Joint Conference theme, the […]

National Coverage of Drag Syndrome Collaboration

DisArt produced the North American premier for the groundbreaking dance troupe Drag Syndrome. Our experiences with Drag Syndrome in September 2019, the Disability Drag Show, and the culture/political conversation that ensued via national media, points to the cultural and political significance of these artists.

DisArt, ACLU of Michigan to File Formal Complaint of Discrimination against Peter Meijer

September 3, 2019 DisArt, ACLU of Michigan to File Formal Complaint of Discrimination against Peter Meijer, Announce Additional Disability Drag Show Performance and New Series of Events to Support Community Conversations during Project 1 by ArtPrize. DisArt plans to keep remaining programming at Tanglefoot and offers full support to all the Artists and Collaborators working […]

DisArt Statement on Peter Meijer’s Decision to Exclude Disabled Artists

August 22, 2019 (Grand Rapids, Michigan) On August 19, Peter Meijer, a recently announced challenger to Justin Amash for Michigan’s third congressional seat, sent a letter to ArtPrize informing them that due to the disabilities of the performers in Drag Syndrome, a London, UK based avant-garde drag troupe, the show, which is also set to […]

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