Oct 21, 2011
Digitising Disability aims to create a living archive of Disability Arts and the work and stories of disabled artists, providing an organic and ever-growing resource for research, inspiration, and raising the profile of disabled artists.
It will open up the history of disabled people, Disability Arts and disabled artists practices, how they have made and shared work in the past, as well as looking forward offering a platform for current artists and projects in development.
Digitising Disability will begin by gathering existing images, text, and audiovisual material to start an online archive using a website and social media. filmpro is looking for contributions from around the world on:
- disability arts history, particularly formative or pivotal points
- how disabled artists practices have been and are affected by society at different times and in different places
- individuals and groups stories, experiences, art work and career development
They welcome contributions from disabled artists at any stage of their careers, and people who work with or know them. It could be your own material or, if you have access to it, from previous generations. They are particularly interested in stories from people with a diverse background.
Examples of formats that are of interest include:
- written text (anecdotes, excerpts from diaries)
- images (photographs or artwork)
- footage (all formats accepted please include English subtitles where relevant)
They would also like to hear from disabled artists who would be willing to be interviewed for the archive.
This is presently a zero-budget filmpro initiative so we are unable to pay fees and expenses. They aim to collaborate with festivals, presenters and others with similar interests to increase exposure of disability arts and expand the project over time.
Please note the deadline is Saturday 31 December 2011