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Opportunities that Open Doors, Career-Making Connections, and Real-Life Resources

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As an artist, you know that connections can provide inspiration, mentorship, and support. Peers, teachers, and colleagues challenge you to do your best work.

As a person with a disability (or an organization that supports artists with disabilities), you recognize the need for resources that fit your life, that teach you useful accommodating techniques, and give you the necessary how-to’s to present your creative work to the world.

When you join the Creatives Track in the Access/VSA International Network, you’ll:

  • Gain access to opportunities – Jobs, audition notices and calls for art, residencies, grants, competitions and contests—all in one place.
  • Connect with other creatives with disabilities – A member directory, links to experts in your field, and a peer-driven online forum specifically for creatives with disabilities that includes discipline-specific affinity groups.
  • Learn more about your craft – Free webinars, professional development, and mentorship opportunities. Discounts on online courses and trainings and professional convenings.
  • Keep up with arts & accessibility news – A free monthly e-newsletter with updates about the global arts and disability world.
  • Discover resources – Tip sheets, how-to’s, and career development information, all geared toward creatives with disabilities
  • Expand your audience – Opportunities to post your arts & disability-related events in member calendars and select online forums.

Choose the Access/VSA Creatives Track!

The Access/VSA International Network consists of three tracks:

Creatives Arts and Special Education

LEAD® Cultural Access

For creatives with disabilities (including students in transition) and disability-led companies and those that focus on artists with disabilities and/or art making with people with disabilities For educators and anyone involved in the success of students with disabilities PreK-Grade 12 For staff and professionals working to provide access in environments such as theaters, museums, parks, and other cultural institutions

Membership Costs:

  • Premium Organization: $125 per year
    5 linked members. Conference discount for up to 3 people.
  • Standard Organization: $75 per year
    3 linked members. Conference discount for up to 2 people. 
  • Individual: $30 per year
  • Student: $25 per year