Forums on Careers in the Arts for Individuals with Disabilities

The ARTS project conducted half-day career forums in April 2014 in Kotzebue, Fairbanks, Bethel, and Juneau and a full-day Statewide Forum in Anchorage on May 12th, 2014. The forums focused on challenges and opportunities around careers in the arts for individuals with disabilities. Artists with disabilities, family members and supporters, arts administrators, arts educators, and disability employment specialists attended the forums and provided input on ways to support and promote careers in the arts for individuals with disabilities. The task after the Statewide Forum is to report on outcomes from forum sessions, facilitate discussion on next steps, and assign tasks for moving forward.


  1. Identify the education and career opportunities and obstacles for artists and arts administrators with disabilities
  2. Develop strategies to navigate obstacles and advance careers in the arts for individuals with disabilities

Artist Career Forums
Business Resources

Contact ARTS

Danielle Reed
(907) 264-6230

UAA Center for Human Development
2702 Gambell St.
Suite 103
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Ph: (907) 272-8270
    1 (800) 243-2199
TTY: (907) 264-6206
Fax: (907) 274-4802

Project Sponsors

ALASKA STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTSNational Arts & Disability CenterNational Endowment for the Arts, Art Works