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With Us: Artists with Disabilities on Joy

Date: January 31, 2023 6:30 pm
Location: Zoom Meeting
Price: Free
Category: Springboard Presents

With Us: Artists with Disabilities on Joy

In With Us: Artists with Disabilities Panel Series, disabled artists hold space for each other, share tips and practices, and embody the informal motto of the disability rights movement, “Nothing about us, without us.”

With Us: Artists with Disabilities on Joy is a virtual discussion that will focus on strategies for cultivating joy in our practices and presentations of our artwork. Panelists include the following poets from Unrestricted Interest, a Twin Cities-based national organization devoted to neurodivergent listening, learning, and languaging.



Mark & Max Eati (Plymouth, MN)
Adam Wolfond (Toronto, ON)
Sid Ghosh (Portland, OR)


photo of Alison Bergblom Johnson

Facilitated by Minneapolis-based artist-organizer Alison Bergblom Johnson (she/her) who collaborates with community care and art organizations from small, grassroots endeavors to very large, established institutions. Her genres and media include storytelling, creative nonfiction, installation, and collage, and her work explores gender, disability, and sexuality.



This panel series is space for artists with disabilities:

+ at any career level

+ who practice with supports, such as…

— within an organization that supports artists with disabilities
— with services such as a PCA or ARMHS worker
— within a Community Support Program
— or any other needed supports

+ who practice independently without formal supports

+ who partner with mainstream arts organizations

+ who are public about their disability

+ who are quiet about it

…to talk about what matters to us.

Anyone is welcome to attend, whether an artist with a disability, a person with a disability, a support person, or interested in the topic without a direct experience of disability, though the conversation will center the perspectives of disabled artists and presume familiarity with concepts of disability including social vs. medical models, basic etiquette relevant to disability, and other topics.

Upcoming programs include a panel discussion featuring Nicole M. Smith and other artists facilitated by Alison Bergblom Johnson with date and topic to be announced. Previous programs included Artists with Disabilities on Empowerment.

Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. This event will not be recorded.

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Central Time
Registration: Receive the Zoom meeting details by clicking on the Register button below.