Artists with Disabilities
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Indigo supports artists with disabilities who are transitioning from school-age into adulthood through career coaching in visual art. Our team works with student artists who enjoy art-making as a recreational and leisure activity, demonstrate exceptional abilities in visual art, and express a desire to pursue a career in visual art.
This unique program draws upon strengths and abilities, while presuming competence and providing the least amount of support required. The primary goal is to provide a safe space for artists with disabilities to create and connect with the community, while advocating for accessible careers in the visual arts.
This pilot program is sponsored in part by the HEAL Foundation. Indigo art therapists and special educators are approved Step Up for Students Gardiner Scholarship service providers. All vocational services are eligible for direct billing for eligible Gardiner Scholarship recipients.
Community partnerships help us to make this program possible. Please reach out to us if you are interested in hosting an art exhibition or if your organization can provide opportunities for artists with disabilities to gain direct experience in the field as an apprentice, intern, or resident artist.
Student artists must complete an intake and preliminary art skills assessment and screening process to be enrolled in vocational support sessions. For additional details and requirements, please contact us.