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Accessibility Resources for Artists

Arts Activities

These are some of the programs in Minnesota that provide services or activities for and with people with disabilities.

Arts Programs for PWD (DOC)

Open Flow Monthly Meetups

Open Flow is a meetup for Visual Artists, Performers, Musicians and Poets with and without disabilities, held every first Thursday of the month from 7:00-9:00 PM. Join fellow artists at this monthly gathering to share our art in an informal, supportive setting. Bring a sample of your writing, visual art, music, memoir, poetry, photography, video, storytelling or other art form.

Open Flow meets at Walker Community Church at 3104 16th Ave. S. (between Bloomington and Cedar Avenues, one block south of Lake Street) in Minneapolis. Parking is on adjacent streets. Fully wheelchair-accessible. Fragrance-free requested.

To sign up for email notifications for upcoming Open Flow meetings, please contact Andy at resources@springboardforthearts.org.

Employment Benefits Questions

Working artists with questions about how income from grants, contract work or other earned income might affect their disability benefits are encouraged to contact the organizations below:

Disability Hub
1-866-333-2466
https://disabilityhubmn.org/contact-us/

Work Incentives Connection (a program of Goodwill Easter Seals)
1-800-976-6728 (toll-free) or 651-632-5113 (MN Relay – 711)
https://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/services/work-incentives-connection

Springboard Staff

Artist Resources Director, 651-294-0907

If you have any additional resources or questions please contact Andy Sturdevant.