Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies—Deaf Artists Residency Program
Cynthia Weitzel
Sat, 9 Nov 2019 (1:30 – 2:50 pm)
In this panel session, Deaf Artists Residency Program alumni share their experiences and perspectives while moderated by artist and program coordinator, Cynthia Weitzel. Anyone interested in learning more about Deaf-friendly residencies (or residencies in general) will benefit from this session. How they differ, inform and inspire while serving as catalyst in the careers of most.
Established in 2014 and funded by National Endowment for the Arts, the Deaf Artists Residency Program has become a strong example for barrier-free, Deaf-friendly residency based on common language and culture. The month-long residency, based within an interdisciplinary residency center known as the
Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, has just one minimum requirement for qualified Deaf applicants—native or adoptive language must be American Sign Language. The program is open to both emerging and established professional artists (visual, literary, performing) and scholars (academics within the arts, humanities, sciences) based in the U.S

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