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Deaf and disability arts organizations

Organizations that demonstrate a sustained commitment to the creation, production, distribution or collection of art in the field of Deaf and disability arts and are mandated, and dedicate the majority of their resources, to support the perspectives, stories and arts practices of arts professionals who are Deaf and /or have disabilities

  • Deaf Arts organizations are mandated to work primarily with Deaf and/or hard-of-hearing artists, and engage in Deaf arts (artistic practices that explore Deaf culture and/or represent the expressions, perspectives and lived experiences of Deaf people and/or people who experience hearing loss)
  • Disability Arts organizations are mandated to work primarily with artists with disabilities or mental illnesses, and engage in disability arts or mad arts (artistic practices that explore and/or represent the expressions, perspectives and lived experiences of people with disabilities and/or with mental illnesses).
  • Integrated Disability Arts organizations are mandated to work in collaboration with persons who are Deaf and /or have disabilities and dedicate a majority of its resources to supporting these practices.