Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Partner Event: Disability, Arts, & Culture

Thursday, June 16, 2022 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Virtual Meeting
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Presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum

Disabled people are creators, innovators, and consumers of arts and culture. Art and activism from the disability community–especially work by disabled people of color– has played a vital role in furthering social justice movements. Yet, the more than 1 billion disabled people around the world are all too often overlooked in creative spaces, excluded from support and funding opportunities. As the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches in July, it’s an apt time for philanthropy to rethink its approach to inclusive arts and culture funding.

This webinar will address the need for philanthropy to connect with and uplift disabled artists, and to incorporate a disability lens in arts and culture grantmaking portfolios. Expanding opportunities for disabled artists–from offering inclusive residencies and fellowships, to supporting development of accessible creative spaces, to showcasing works from creatives with disabilities–is essential to meaningfully advance equity and justice.

Join Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander in an open, honest dialogue with disabled creatives. CART will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact us at or 407-917-6864. This free webinar is presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

For more information and to register, visit the event page.

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