Learning disabled artist blogs?
July 17, 2013 2:00 PM   Subscribe

Who represents learning disabled artists? Or how can I find blogs or catalogs that feature learning disabled or developmentally disabled artists working in any media? Europe and South America especially but welcoming feedback about the rest of the world. Thanks!
posted by parmanparman to Education (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Museum of Everything in London is for 'outsider art' http://www.museumofeverything.com/
posted by Dorothea_in_Rome at 2:07 PM on July 17, 2013

The Creative Growth Center in Oakland, California is pretty amazing. I heard about it first on Nightly News with Brian Williams - here's the segment. Some of the artists have representation and shows in New York and London (in fact, one is showing in London right now). Dan Miller's work is absolutely amazing, I would buy some of his pieces in a heartbeat if I had the money.

An interesting thing about the center is that the artists are given 50% of what their work sells for, but many of them donate that back which in turn funds the center and all of its supplies.
posted by mireille at 2:20 PM on July 17, 2013

Creativity Explored in San Francisco
posted by neroli at 2:21 PM on July 17, 2013

Brent Lodge Park Arts Collective is made up mainly of people with learning disabilities. The park in which the Collective is based also houses an animal centre, so a lot of the work features the animals.
posted by goo at 2:47 PM on July 17, 2013

Not an exact match, but the Living Museum is presents art created by the patients at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, NY.

You can see examples of the work here.
posted by brookeb at 3:18 PM on July 17, 2013

The Sprout Film festival is pretty great and excvlusivlly features films by and about folks with DD.

There are a lot of local level things as well. Bold Choice Theatre. The organiorganization AAAWD includes folks with DD.

Many 'day service' programs have decent arts programs attached, Art Junction for example. The Disability Mural Project had a lot of DD participants.

I appoligize these are, almost, all local to me, but this is what I knew. And have connections with.
posted by edgeways at 4:21 PM on July 17, 2013

These are all really great answers. Thank you so much.
posted by parmanparman at 2:20 PM on July 18, 2013

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