“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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A new state-wide initiative will help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in Indiana achieve their dreams of owning their own businesses.Learn More
“Making Music to Make a Difference," a talk by Michael Bakan, is the first in VSA Indiana's new Harmony Talks series. April 21 at 7 pm, Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis.Learn More
Daylin Ward used to work in a sheltered workshop. Now he has started both jewelry and beekeeping businesses. An interview with Ward appears in the March 2014 issue of The Riot!Learn More