Artists with Disabilities

In 2008 Articulture and Partnership Resources Inc. (PRI) embarked on a project to bring artists with disabilities to our studio classrooms. PRI, an organization that creates day programming for adults with mental and physical disabilities, started an arts enrichment program a number of years ago for their clients. Over time PRI found that they lacked studio space and a sense of connection to an artistic community, with classes held in the organization’s hallways and occasional coffee cafes. The lack of real studio space started to become extremely limiting, especially for some of their more dedicated artists. Utilizing our facility has been a truly freeing experience for these artists who no longer have to worry about “making a mess” and find our handicapped accessible sinks to be a luxury.