“Don't pursue a career in the Arts unless you love the Arts truly, madly, deeply. And do not have any delusions about what awaits you both in educational settings, and in the job market. …If you think you're gonna get a break because you have a disability, think again. …You better be the best you can be at what you do, and do not allow yourself to use your disability as an excuse NOT to work continually and consistently towards total professionalism and high standards of quality.”
-- Jaehn Clare, professional theatre artist, from "A Career as an Artist Ain't an Easy Row to Hoe," keynote address for The Art of Employment: Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities on March 25 & 26, 2002 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN.
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Butler University Arts Administration Program: Batchelor of Science degrees are offered in arts administration: general, music, theatre, or dance.
Indiana University Arts Administration Program: Undergraduate and graduate degrees offered, Bloomington campus.
Employment in Indiana Museums Job listings posted by the Association of Indiana Museums.
Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability: A professional network focused on expanding accessibility services and programming in cultural arts organizations. Sponsors annual conference as well as a listserv and phone conferences. Administered by the Kennedy Center Accessibility Office.
Art Beyond Sight Arts Mentors: An online community sponsored by Art Education for the Blind offers information about professions in museums and other cultural institutions. Professionals and educators can network with colleagues who are blind or sighted.
Arts Management Online Certificate Program: Click on Arts Management. From the University of Massachusetts.
DeVos Institute of Arts Management Fellowship program at the Kennedy Center.
Orchestra Management Fellowship Program of the American Symphony Orchestra League
Indiana Arts Organizations
See profiles of a few of the many accomplished individuals working in diverse fields of the arts who also have a disability.
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Gina Soo Golden is a painter from Indianapolis, Indiana. “I like to mix realism and surrealism.” “I aim to give a visual definition of feelings one could never quite describe with words,” she has written in her artist statement. Pictured above: The Gray Room.
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Nicolas Lyford-Pike is an artist from Columbus, Indiana. Pictured above: Toyota Avalon.
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Warren Miller is an artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. Pictured above: Rub-a-Dub.
Wug Laku is an artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. "My art is about ideas and finding the purest, simplest ways of expressing them," he says. Pictured above: Earth Poems.
read more about Wug Laku
Stu Johnson specializes in Central Indiana subjects, from black and white shots
of architectural landmarks, to picture-postcard fall landscapes, to
prints of trucks and buses digitally enhanced with tie-dye colors.. Pictured above: The Ruins.
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Louisville, KY artist Susan Gorsen has exhibited her art in New Albany and served as Artist-Facilitator for ArtsWORK New Albany. Pictured above: Blue Moon.