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Listing: Artists and Disabilities

Media Type

Online Resource

Reviewed Date

May 2, 2023


This collection of websites and community organizations features a spectrum of art and people with disabilities who are creating inspirational, beautiful, amazing, and provocative works of imagery and creativity. 

The Amazing Art of Artists with Disabilities
The Web Designer Depot features an “amazing” collection of paintings, detailed architectural drawings, tribal art, sculpture, and paintings done by persons with disabilities. The individuals whose art is displayed in this web collection include autistic savants and persons with a variety of conditions, including paralysis, missing limbs, and visual impairments.

Bodies of Work- UIC
The Chicago area Bodies of Work represents a network of artists and organizations who depict the disability experience and explore the many forms of artistic expression, advance the rights of persons with disabilities, and widen the community at large about what it means to be human.
Phone #: 312-996-2079

Disability Arts Online
DAO knows that being an artist is a hard road to travel and that being a disabled artist takes extra layers of resilience and fortitude, so we give support by connecting you with like-minds primarily through our social media networks, and provides a platform for sharing art, words and current issues with like minds. Located in UK.

National Arts & Disability Center
The mission of the NADC is to promote the full inclusion of artists with disabilities and audiences into all areas of the arts. They work with arts organizations, arts administrators, museums, performing arts organizations, art centers, arts educators, students, artists with disabilities, disability organizations and agencies, and universities. Maintains an online list of arts/disability resources and library. no phone.

Mouth and Foot Painting Artists
2070 Peachtree Industrial Ct # 101, Atlanta, GA 30341

VSA - International Organization Arts and Disabilities
VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, was founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increase access to the arts for all.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Office of VSA and Accessibility
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566
(202) 416-8898 //

Zot Artz for All
Helping children discover and create art.
3014 Bronson Blvd., Kalamazoo, MI  49008

Explorations in Clay for Teens and Adults
Located in the home studio of renowned sculptor Boruch Lev., father of child with a disability. Personal expressive clay sessions for novices of all abilities - 10 per session. For more information contact or 847-708-4030.


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