Held via Zoom
At our next AAGKC Roundtable, we are excited to have Madison Zalopany and Lucy Crabtree provide a 1-hour presentation on Access in Cultural Institutions. This disability 101 crash course will focus on best practices and tips for being as inclusive and accessible as possible.
Areas of discussion include: program and accommodation examples, inclusive language, and disability etiquette. Following the presentation there will be time for discussion and Q&A.
The Accessible Arts Greater Kansas City (AAGKC) Roundtable is an initiative developed by The Whole Person in partnership with the Missouri Arts Council to improve the Kansas City arts environment by engaging people with all types of disabilities in meaningful arts experiences. The Roundtable consists of metro arts organizations and/or artists of all abilities who are invited to share information and ideas.
Link to Zoom meeting (Meeting ID and Passcode) sent after registration received.
Madison Zalopany is an arts educator, artist and disability activist. After receiving her BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011, Zalopany worked as a freelance artist and educator before becoming deeply invested in disability justice.
In 2015 she joined the Access and Community programs department at the Whitney Museum of American Art, combining her passion for art and access. In 2019, She joined the education department at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and is currently the Director of Community Programs and Engagement. In addition to her work in museums, Zalopany is an access consultant and has most recently worked with United Artists and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Lucy Crabtree is the Coordinator, Deaf Culture Programs, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She became hard of hearing at age 4, and graduated with a B.A. in English from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Before joining the Nelson-Atkins, Lucy worked in communications for the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and as an editor for Andrews McMeel Universal in Kansas City, Missouri. A former chair of the Kansas City chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Lucy currently sits on the Advisory Council for Kansas School for the Deaf, and served two terms on the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.