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The Art of Accessibility: Exploring Access in Artistic Spaces

February 11, 2021 @
7:30 p.m.
Eastern Time
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Accessibility within the arts is a difficult conversation – far too often, we think of the word in the same category as ability, when the reality of making art accessible means thinking about every marginalized class of society, including class, race and ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexuality, and more.
On behalf of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, in collaboration with the Clark University Players Society, please join us for an open lecture and Q&A session with Andrew Child (Brandeis University), a local Massachusetts director and theatre accessibility advocate. We will grapple with questions pertaining to what it means to expand the access of visual and performing arts to all measures of diversity, how we can employ successful initiatives for equity in artistic spaces, and how to carry on with this conversation beyond Clark’s campus.
More on Andrew Child:
Andrew Child is a director, designer, choreographer, and actor who has an affinity for new works, multi-media creations, and community engagement. He has had the privilege of working in with several Boston theatre groups, including the American Repertory Theatre, New England Conservatory, and more. While serving as artistic director for Artists from Suburbia, a theatrical initiative on the Mass. South Shore, he oversaw accessibility measures including open captioning and sensory-friendly matinees for many of the productions. AfS’ goal was to subvert traditional theatrical boundaries of class, ability, race, and access to training in regards to audience and artistic involvement. Andrew has a passion for implementing and integrating accessibility measures into the processes of his works and actively seeks ways to engage with new audiences.


February 11, 2021
7:30 p.m.