“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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Although registration is now closed for this series, we are still looking for experienced local artists to share information about their work at the events.
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Do you like to write stories, draw, use a camera, act or work behind the scenes?
SOUTH CENTRAL ARTSWORK INDIANA PRESENTS
A Series of Workshops on How to Get the Most from a Mentor
for Emerging Artists, Performers, and Writers with Physical or Intellectual Disabilities
Tuesday, September 25
Tuesday, October 23
Thursday, November 15
Time: 5:30 - 7 pm*
Cost: Free [REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.]
Location: Bloomington City Hall
401 N. Morton Street, McCloskey Conference Rm. (1st floor)
~ fully accessible ~ free parking after 5 pm ~
*a 30-minute reception will follow the workshop on Nov. 15th.
Workshop attendees will participate in three brief sessions with hands-on exercises to help them understand what arts mentoring is, how it works, and how it can help them achieve their goals as artists.
At this time, there is no area program established to match emerging artists with disabilities with an experienced artist-mentor. The purpose of the trainings is to set the groundwork for such a program by defining what local needs it could meet, and by identifying and preparing individuals who might participate as mentees. (Attendance at the trainings does not require nor guarantee a commitment to future participation in a mentoring program.)
Each participant completing the series will get a free copy of the book Putting Creativity to Work!
have an arts-related interest or skill they wish to develop
• live in Monroe or surrounding counties
• are age 18 or older
• have a disability of any kind
• can attend all 3 training sessions
• How can an Arts Mentor help me?
• What are my goals and what skills do I want to learn?
• What do I need to know before I’m ready to work with a mentor artist?
For more information or assistance with registration, please contact Jane Harlan-Simmons at email@example.com or 812-855-6508.
Sponsored by the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and the City of Bloomington with funding from The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation. ArtsWORK Indiana’s statewide partners are the Indiana Arts Commission, VSA Indiana, and the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.