Who doesn’t have access to the arts?

To be excluded from participation in the arts might not seem as essential as lacking access to the right to food, clothing, or housing. But human rights are often interconnected and people with less access to housing and food are often also restricted from artistic expression. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights doesn’t separate the arts out either, but connects enjoyment of the arts with participating in the cultural life of your community and sharing in scientific advancement. Article 27: “Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.”

So, who are the people or groups who have less access to the arts? Our Session Two campers (see their photo below) will explore that question Tuesday. People with disabilities? People in prison? People experiencing homelessness? Who else?

Also, the founder and a teen participant from drawchange will explain their work to our campers and spend the day creating art with our campers, culminating in an Artists’ Showcase that evening.

Here are some ways you can follow along with our campers and influence your community to provide more access to the arts for everyone:

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Here’s that picture of our Session Two campers:
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