Disability Arts Study Invites Ikouii

We are excited to share, The Ikouii Creative is a stakeholder in a groundbreaking disability arts study based in Atlanta, Georgia.

The study is the first-of-its-kind study on accessibility for individuals with disabilities in utilizing performing arts facilities and assisting in developing best practices for engaging artists with disabilities in cultural facilities. Fulton County Arts and Culture/FCAC has become one of the nation’s first organizations to conduct a study to assess opportunities for individuals with disabilities to fully utilize arts facilities as members of the audience, employees, and performers.

The National Endowment for the Arts-funded feasibility study was conceived by SHOWAbility’s Executive Director, Myrna Clayton who pursued the grant and formulated the idea of the study. FCAC has partnered with the Fulton County Department of Diversity and Civil Rights Compliance (DCRC), as well as several disability arts organizations, including The Ikouii Creative, to provide guidance on the development of the study in the Atlanta area.

“We are elated to be involved and lend our voice; as artists, curators, arts professionals, disability advocates and to help ensure we continue to make great strides in the disability arts community of Atlanta” – says Ikouii Founder/Director, Aleatha Lindsay

Ikouii’s mission is not only to serve and create opportunities for artists with disabilities, but also to assist cultural institutions in transforming into engaging and meaningful spaces for all audiences. We know the need to ensure access to arts enrichment has never been more urgent and this study can help steer us all into the right direction with new findings.