DisArt’s vision is to use the power of art to change the way people perceive disability and to help create necessary civic conversations that help bring physical and mental differences into a cultural landscape where they are understood better and celebrated. These experiences aim to facilitate individual and institutional (systems) actions where universal access, disability rights, and social integration become a central part of the cultural consciousness.
The work of DisArt is centered on the idea that disability belongs within the larger, cultural imagination regarding the varied systems and meanings of human identity and community. DisArt both creates and facilitates cutting-edge, contemporary, and performing arts programs that center on disability, identity, and community making. These relational programs intentionally engage people in ways that change how they think about, speak about, and act towards each other.