This issue includes the third and final group of works from “Disability Futures in the Arts,” a vibrant project on the disability arts and culture, sponsored by a prestigious grant awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts. As a component of this three-year, multi-project grant, Special Guest Editor, Prof. Kenny Fries, curated and edited a series of 15 invited essays by disabled artists, published in Wordgathering in three sections (five essays, each) and sequences (each winter, over the three-year period). The first cohort’s essays were published in December 2020; the second group of essays was published in Winter 2021. Read more about this groundbreaking initiative with Prof. Fries, in the Syracuse University News story.
Each of the following written works is accompanied by an audio recording. As with all other visual content that is published in Wordgathering, image descriptions / descriptive captions are provided wherever images appear within the essays.
- In Which Our Names Do Appear: Our Disabled Bodies and the Body’s World: Introduction to the Third Cohort of “Disability Futures in the Arts”
by Kenny Fries
- Love Letter to London by Emilie L. Gossiaux
- Bipolar Artist Reflections by TJ Cuthand
- PROSTHETIC EXISTENCES: Disability and Art as a Resistance Practice by Carolina Teixeira
- More Human: Mental Health and Art in Indonesia and Beyond by Hana Madness
- Souls above Water: Building a Scene for Disabled Musicians in Chicago by Stephanie Alma and Tommy Carroll
“Disability Futures in the Arts” is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts/Conseil des arts du Canada.