Program Founded in 2000 by Art Access
Designed for adults with and without disabilities, ages 19 and older
Come join together in the Art Access workshop space and join other art-minded adults to experience a day of creating art, guided by professional artists. Each year this series of five workshops offers a variety of art medium and an opportunity to develop new art skills.
Founded in 1995 by Art Access
Designed for teens with and without disabilities, ages 12 - 18 (or up to age 22, for people with cognitive disabilities)
Join other art-minded teens at Art Access Gallery, and experience quality art guidance by professional artists. Participants will be exposed to a variety of art mediums and have an opportunity to develop new art skills. Along with developing new art skills, participants will have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at the culminating Teen Workshop Exhibit in August.
"The first thing he said as we were leaving (the workshop) was 'When do I get to come back for the next class?' That is a lot coming from (him)." Father of Teen Workshop participant who rarely speaks.
Program Founded in 1995 by Art Access
Disability service providers collaborate with professional artists to create residency programs as requested by disability or cultural service organizations. Each residency is designed to accommodate the unique needs of the requesting organization's clients. Artistic residency activities include an array of visual, performing, and literary arts.
This fully participatory program provides adults with disabilities the opportunity to be creatively engaged and to have direct access to professionals in the arts. Residencies are conducted year-round for groups of adults at community partner venues where adults with disabilities live or gather, such as rehabilitation centers, care centers, senior centers and other disability service organizations.
Founded in 2012 by Art Access
Art Access has partnered with the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center to offer quality art workshops to veterans that are affordable, inclusive and accessible. Funding for these workshops is made possible in part by Salt Lake City Rotary Club 24, Kennecott Utah Copper Charitable Foundation, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Wells Fargo.
This program has enabled us to reach additional Utahns and to execute our mission in new and meaningful ways: many veterans live with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities, and all can benefit from creating art and using it to share their personal experiences of country, service, and reintegration.
We recently developed a new partnership with the University of Utah's Veterans Support Center, and beginning in winter 2015, we also will offer a series of literary workshops that focus on writing short memoir, a book group featuring texts by female veterans, and an exhibition and a literary salon that will enable participants to share their visual art and literary work publicly.
Program Founded in 1993 by Art Access
The Integrated Arts in Schools program was established in 1993 through a contract with the Utah State Office of Educationʼs Special Education Services. Since its inception, the program has provided inclusive arts education services in all art mediums to students, ages 3-22, who receive special education services in Utah public schools, as well as in other disability service venues. Educators and service
providers collaborate with professional artists to create residency programs, special projects, and festivals as requested by individual schools or teachers and administrators from school districts and disability or cultural service organizations. Each project is specifically designed to accommodate the unique needs of the requesting school and its targeted students. Arts education activities include an array of visual, performing (dance/movement), and literary arts. All residencies include an in-service component to help educators continue applying arts programming in their classrooms after their project concludes.
Program Founded in 1994 by Art Access
The Partners Program serves artists with disabilities and other adults with life circumstances that preclude them from fully participating in the arts community. Talented emerging artists with disabilities are matched with professional artists for one-on-one mentoring. Participating apprentice artists receive guidance on developing technique and make vital connections to the local arts community -- fostering growth and creating possibility for skillful and rewarding participation in the arts.
Program Adopted in 2011 by Art Access
Designed for children whose chronological and/or cognitive age is 5 to 12, the Kindred Spirits program offers young participants an opportunity to engage creatively in a variety of visual arts projects in an inclusive environment. By integrating children with and without disabilities, Kindred Spirits works to eliminate barriers, empower participants and foster growth.
This program is provided in part under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Founded in 2002 by Art Access in partnership with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Everyone Welcome is an education program for docents and staff of Utah's museums. The goal of Everyone Welcome is to create awareness and understanding of accessibility and disability issues to foster a welcoming environment for museum visitors with disabilities. The program examines the language used regarding disability, and explores attitudes and strategies for achieving a climate of inclusion. Trainings highlight the importance of the arts for people of all abilities.
Program Founded in 1991 by Art Access
The mission of Art Access is to provide equal opportunities to inclusive arts programming for Utahns with disabilities and those with limited access to the arts. To promote this mission, the organization purchases and collects artwork from local artists with disabilities. This body of work is named The Permanent Collection and currently includes over 150 pieces of original art.
Artwork from the collection is available for short-term loan and public display at no cost to the host location. Art Access loans artwork throughout the community in order to promote our mission and to increase viewer appreciation for the talents of those with various disabilities.
Program Founded in 2011 by Art Access
The Theatre Arts Program seeks to educate the public to respect and celebrate differences among all people. Appropriately themed stage productions are performed for groups of attendees, who may be school students or adults from the community. Following each production, attendees are encouraged to participate in a discussion about the performance and to address the theme of respecting differences and bullying prevention.
Epilepsy Alliance of Utah and Art Access are excited to bring you the opportunity to express yourself through art as part of the Stuidio E art therapy program. Participants will work with an art therapist, as well as other people with epilepsy, in a group setting to create art pieces using visual art mediums. Strengthen your artistic voice and learn from others in an open, welcoming environment!
Studio E is open to artists of all talent levels, whether you are a professional artist of have never held a paintbrush. This program is offered exclusively to people living with epilepsy.
Art Therapy for Adults
Dates: Saturdays, March 14, 21 & 28, 2015
Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Children’s Art Therapy Summer Camp
Dates: Daily, August 3 - 7
Time: 9:30 am to Noon
Admission: FREE with advanced registration. Class size is limited to 15 participants.
All workshops will be held in the Art Access workshops space at 230 S 500 W, #110 in Salt Lake City.
Studio E is a an art therapy program open to people with epilepsy in 30 U.S. cities, where participants are given the opportunity to creatively express themselves and their emotions. Living with epilepsy can be challenging and art therapy may be beneficial in working through how the condition impacts an individual's life. For more detailed information about this national program, visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org/studioe or www.yourpartnerinepilepsy.com.