Arts Access Summit

A postcard shape with the horizontal banner of the community canvas. Below is a panel of deep navy with white writing that says, “Daylong Access Conference, March 28, 2023.” At center, a mustard line bisects the space vertically. To the right, it says, “Arts Access Summit.” Bottom right, our logo in white. At top, a mustard with some transparency. Overlaid, it says, “Save the Date” in white. In the bottom left, heidi@inclusiveartsvermont.org is listed as the access contact.

About the Arts Access Summit

Join Inclusive Arts Vermont and guest presenters for a day of learning and conversation on accessibility in arts organizations. Participants will leave energized; with resources and actionable tips they can put into practice right away.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jen White-Johnson

Topics include:

  • Accessible teaching methods
  • Access from the artist’s perspective
  • Employment matters
  • Considerations for accessible programs

A full lineup of workshops and speakers will be available February 1st.

Event Accessibility: The event will have live captioning, verbal description, and ASL. For other access needs, contact Heidi, heidi@inclusiveartsvermont.org or 802-556-3668.

Interested? Fill out the form below or contact Heidi, heidi@inclusiveartsvermont.org or 802-556-3668 for an alternative format.

Click here to fill out an interest form for the Arts Access Summit.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

We are thrilled to announce the Summit’s Keynote Speaker will be Jen White-Johnson.

A headshot of Jen White-Johnson. Jen is shown from the shoulders up, with her head turned towards the camera. Her hair is pulled back and she wears a camel wool hat. Her earrings are wooden, a brown fist attached to a triangle with white, coral, and green segments and tan dots. She wears a pale denim collared shirt. Jen has brown skin, deep brown eyes, and rosy cheeks.
A headshot of Jen White-Johnson. Jen is shown from the shoulders up, with her head turned towards the camera. Her hair is pulled back and she wears a camel wool hat. Her earrings are wooden, a brown fist attached to a triangle with white, coral, and green segments and tan dots. She wears a pale denim collared shirt. Jen has brown skin, deep brown eyes, and rosy cheeks.

Jen is a disabled and Neurodivergent Afro-Latina art activist and design educator whose visual work aims to uplift disability justice narratives in design. Jen uses photography, zines and collage art to explore the intersection of content and caregiving, emphasizing redesigning ableist visual culture. Jen has presented her disability justice activist work and collaborated with a number of brands and art spaces across print and digital such as Twitter, Target, Converse, and Apple. Her photo and design work has been featured in The Washington Post, AfroPunk, Art in America, Curating Access: Disability Art Activism and Creative Accommodation and is permanently archived in libraries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC. and most recently acquired by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2020 she was an honoree on the Diversability’s D-30 Disability Impact List and  In 2021 she was listed as 20 Latino Artists to watch on Today.com. Jen has an MFA in Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She was born in Washington D.C. and currently lives in Baltimore with her husband Kevin and 10-year-old son Knox. 

Learn more about Jen on her website.