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The Accessible Performance Pipeline: Call for Artists
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StageSource is pleased to be working with the Mass Cultural Council's UP Initiative for this May 22 convening. Artists with disabilities, please come to this event and share your experiences as we seek to forge paths forward.

5/22/2017
When: Monday, May 22
6pm
Where: Wheelock Family Theatre
200 Riverway
Boston, Massachusetts  02215
United States

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StageSource is pleased to be working with the Mass Cultural Council's UP Initiative for this May 22 convening. 

Who Takes Stage?

Whatever passion drives a person to become an Artist, this passion can be nurtured through school, after-school, community and professional groups. To develop the skills of the Theater Artist; whether onstage or backstage; whether as a professional, a student, or a dabbler; whether performing, designing, or writing; how do we act on the promise of the Arts to embrace our variety and intentionally anticipate and reasonably accommodate across physical, communication, and/or social differences? What are the barriers to participation?

How did you do it? Luck and pluck? Was it a specific leader or teacher or unerring familial support? Was it at a school providing resources, internships, and training? 

What are the pathways for emerging artists? What do they have to ask for? What do they need? Is Boston the place for young people with disabilities interested in a career in the arts? Are schools intentionally recruiting students with disabilities? Do the colleges and universities have the infrastructure, the spaces, and the human resources to support this endeavor? 

And where are the jobs? What institutions are acting on the promise of equity and diversity? How do you balance a career in the Arts, your fiscal responsibilities, and housing, transportation, and/or social constraints? 

The Accessible Performance Pipeline is a convening for art and disability advocates to determine the steps forward and to ready a Call to Action to be presented at the StageSource Theatre Conference on Saturday June 17. 

The UP Initiative of the Massachusetts Cultural Council invites you to join this working group that asks; how do we realize and sustain the promise of Universal Participation? 

Please RSVP at the link.

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