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Disability and the Arts

3 Minutes of Fame: NIAD on TV New Visions Gallery

A television presentation on the National Institute of Art and Disabilities in Richmond, California and efforts by residents of Contra Costa County to build a fine arts center for developmentally challenged artists in Walnut Creek, California. [Calif.]: Bay TV News, 2000. [From the archives of National Institute of Art and Disabilities and the Office of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley] 3 min.

Abertura do Ano ibero-americano da pessoa com deficiência: 2004

Excerpts from a festival in Brasilia in 2004 at the Teatro Funarte Plínio Marcos where disabled actors, dancers, musicians, and artists came together to perform, and are addressed by various politicians and administrators. Speakers: Izabel Maior, Gilberto Gil, Carolina Sanchez, Nilmário Miranda, Adilson Ventura, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. In Portuguese without English subtitles. 23 min.

Access Arts

A video montage presenting people in Australia with developmental disabilities engaged in a variety of art forms including theater, painting and multi-media and profiles the organization Access Arts which provides access to the visual and performing arts to the disabled community. 1992. [From the archives of National Institute of Art and Disabilities and the Office of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley] 7 min.

Access to the Arts: Training Video for the Integration of the Arts in the Classroom

Discusses the power and value of the arts (music, dance and visual arts) for students with special needs. Explores strategies for including students with special needs within a school setting by individualizing instruction and adapting materials and methods used in the arts. 1994. [From the archives of National Institute of Art and Disabilities and the Office of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley] 44 min.

Aphasia and Art in Switzerland.

Presents paintings by nineteen aphasic artists in Switzerland. "Artistic creativity, in particular painting, was often observed in spite of severe disorders of language." PAL format. 1994. 20 min.

APIC: The National Arts and Disability Centre, Dublin, Ireland.

Presents the work of the APIC Centre of Dublin Ireland, established in 1993 to create a bridge between arts and disabled individuals. Includes their publication Bridge Magazine, which provides them access to print media, their radio program Different Voices and various dance programs. 1996. [From the archives of National Institute of Art and Disabilities and the Office of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley] 6 min.

Archaeology, Art and Autism: North Carolina-Israel Connections

Presents a shared art and music education program between centers for autistic children in both North Carolina and Israel. Instructors, parents and autistic students are interviewed concerning the beneficial effects of the intercultural program. Concludes with an exhibition of art works by the students from Israel and North Carolina titled "Visions of Israel: paintings by artists with autism." 2000. [From the archives of National Institute of Art and Disabilities and the Office of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley] 39 min.

Art and Disabilities Week Celebration, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1996.

Film footage from the Art and Disabilities Week Celebration held in Denmark in May, 1996 presenting theater, music, singing, dance performances and visual arts by disabled individuals. 1996. [From the archives of National Institute of Art and Disabilities and the Office of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley] 35 min.

Art Education in Action: An All-participants Day Video Teleconference

Host: Valsin A. Marmillion; Introduction: Leilani Lattin Duke; Keynote address: Gordon M. Ambach; Panel: Bonnie Pitman, Mark Hansen, Philemona Williamson. A national teleconference bringing together practitioners and supporters of art education. Includes panel discussions with art education experts, interviews with students and questions telephoned from educators around the United States. The conference focused on successful collaborations between art and education communities, the benefits of comprehensive art education, and the variety of approaches to art education in the classroom.

Art Explorers

Shows developmentally disabled artists at work in the studios of Art Explorers, Inc. of Fort Bragg, California as they engage in painting and other creative projects. Concludes with a gallery display of their works. From the archives of NIAD and the Office of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley; curators, Elias Katz and Florence Ludins-Katz. 2001. 11 min.

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