UKK’s Art Workers with Disabilities working group is excited to announce our upcoming project to map accessibility across Danish art spaces supported by Bikuben Fonden and BKF’s Udvalg til Fordeling af Kulturelle Midler.
We are seeking individuals who have experienced inaccessibility affecting their career within the art field due to health conditions including physical disability, mental disability, or chronic illness. This pertains to artists, curators, art historians, and art workers with disabilities who have direct experiences and concerns on how inaccessible infrastructure, usage of space, and architectural norms hinder your access to opportunities and resources in the art sector.
We’re asking for assistance in mapping what access or rather inaccessibility to Danish art spaces means for you: your disability and your access needs.
Approach your practice and your search for opportunities and resources as if you were able-bodied, document each circumstance of barriers to your access.
Document any changes to procedure that you were forced to make yourself or times when your access needs were met through working with the space.
We welcome individual approaches to documentation / visuals / writings or any incorporation of your practice into the mapping work.
You choose how much to share – it can be anonymous or include as much connection to yourself as you wish.
Other opportunities in design, research and planning are also available
Currently, we are looking for five examples of this mapping work to join public events taking place during Copenhagen Architecture Festival, June 1-11, 2023. However, this is an ongoing project and opportunities to submit mapping will still be available throughout 2023 and onward.
We will be prioritizing a diverse grouping of perspectives to showcase the range in which inaccessibility currently affects those within the art field, and especially prioritzing those who currently face the most barriers.
Payment will be in line with the Minumum Fees Agreement and as this project relies directly on the work of persons with disabilities, disability-related costs will also be remunerated.
We are asking all who wish to be involved in this work to please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a statement of your interest. Please also do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.