Blackbird Arts Offers Scholarships for Inclusive Art Classes

(0 comments)

Stained Glass Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The instructors at Blackbird Arts in Traverse City believe we all have creative gifts to share--regardless of limitations. "Inclusive arts is a philosophy, rather than a specific program.  We strive to treat children and adults as individuals rather than with a label and believe that by building inclusive programs and exploring the needs of each person, we all benefit artistically," shared Melissa Johnson.

"Too often, children and adults with disabilities have been marginalized in our community. I've heard some heartbreaking stories from parents and students where they've been excluded, taunted and worse. The arts are a great equalizer," Johnson says. "I work with adults with disabilities who are activists and advocates; they've really helped to educate me about how their disabilities don't define who they are or what they can do. Inclusive programming is empowering for everyone."

Through a generous grant from the Michigan Disbailities Rights Coaltion, Blackbird Arts offers:


  • Full and partial scholarships in ANY class for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Assistance with accessible transportation to and from the studio.

  • Fieldtrip assistance for outreach to self-contained classrooms with children with special needs.


Blackbird Arts is an independent arts education studio that offers various classes for children, families, and adults of ALL Abilities. Registration for Fall Session is open, and classes will begin on September 30.  Click for more information.

 

 

Comments

There are currently no comments

New Comment

required

required (not published)

optional

required

required

Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-0903

Accessibility Statement

Disability Network Northern Michigan is committed to making its website accessible to the widest possible audience. This website has been developed to comply under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which was enacted to eliminate barriers to information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities and to encourage the development of new technologies to help achieve these goals. This law requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to information and data comparable to that which is available to individuals without disabilities.

DisabilityNetwork.org is regularly monitored to ensure that it meets the requirements of Section 508, along with the best practices outlined by the W3C’s (World Wide Web Consortium’s) Web Accessibility Initiative, specifically WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) Level A Compliance. We are diligently working to reach and maintain a higher standard of accessibility, which is Level AA Compliance of W3C’s WCAG standards. Because technology changes rapidly, this is an ongoing process.

If you experience any accessibility issues in relation to this website, please contact us. Let us know which page or item you need help with and we will provide a solution that works for you within a reasonable period of time. Questions, comments or complaints about the accessibility of our website, videos or documents can be sent to info@disabilitynetwork.net.