Statera's New Resource Directories for Trans & Non-binary Artists, Parents, and Disability Justice

Thank you to everyone who has been making use of the StateraArts Resource Directory! We can tell from our website analytics that this is a very popular Statera offering! Our directories are free and available to all. They are intended for artists and arts organizations alike. Our hope is that they offer solid information for artists seeking grant and residency opportunities, as well as educational tools for arts organizations, arts activists, and educators to bring to their communities. We're excited to announce that we've added three new directories.

A round table discussion for parent theatre artists at Statera’s National Conference in Denver in 2016. Photo by Malloree Delayne Hill

A round table discussion for parent theatre artists at Statera’s National Conference in Denver in 2016. Photo by Malloree Delayne Hill

PARENT ARTIST RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Statera’s first offering is a Parent Artist Resource Directory that Statera created in partnership with the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL). Motherhood bias in the workplace is pervasive, casual, and unapologetic. Statera and PAAL are both dedicated to elevating the national standard of support for parent artists and caregivers. This resource list identifies best practices for arts organizations, highlights parent artist grants and family-friendly residencies, features parent artist networks, and also details inclusive resources for expecting parents of all genders.

Visit the Parent Artist Resource Directory >>>

Teresa Thuman, Artistic Director of Sound Theatre Co. in Seattle, WA, discussed her production of  The Rules of Charity  (pictured above) at Statera’s National Conference in 2018. Photo by Ken Holmes.

Teresa Thuman, Artistic Director of Sound Theatre Co. in Seattle, WA, discussed her production of The Rules of Charity (pictured above) at Statera’s National Conference in 2018. Photo by Ken Holmes.

DISABILITY JUSTICE RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Our second offering is a resource list dedicated to Disability Justice in the arts. The term “disability justice” was coined out of conversations between disabled queer women of color activists in 2005, including Patty Berne, Mia Mingus, and Stacy Milbern, seeking to challenge radical and progressive movements to more fully address ableism.

Disability justice recognizes the intersecting legacies of white supremacy, colonial capitalism, gendered oppression and ableism in understanding how people's’ bodies and minds are labelled ‘deviant’, ‘unproductive’, ‘disposable’ and/or ‘invalid’. This resource list features a treasure-trove of articles, books, videos, and guides for arts organizations seeking to get educated about real accessibility. Statera also highlights theaters, art festivals, and arts organizations specifically created by and for artists who experience disability.

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Kevin Kantor presented a session entitled “Breaking The Binary: Creating & Upholding Spaces for Trans and Non-Binary Theater Makers On Stage & Beyond” at Statera’s National Conference in October 2018. Photo by Malloree Delayne Hill.

Kevin Kantor presented a session entitled “Breaking The Binary: Creating & Upholding Spaces for Trans and Non-Binary Theater Makers On Stage & Beyond” at Statera’s National Conference in October 2018. Photo by Malloree Delayne Hill.

TRANS & NON-BINARY RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Statera’s third offering is a Trans & Non-binary Resource Directory created in collaboration with transgender and non-binary artists. This list features a wide range of resources including national advocacy groups and legal support, educational media for arts organizations seeking to manifest true inclusion in their practices, theaters that feature work by transgender and non-binary artists, artist directories, and articles that deal with casting, hiring practices, and arts activism. We also provide information for trans families seeking support and community.

Visit the Trans & Non-binary Resource Directory >>>

And of course, we also offer the following resource directories:


StateraArts is committed to updating and maintaining this directory for your use. Please share it with your friends, colleagues, students, and organizations. We promise to keep it FREE TO ALL. These directories are living documents and are by no means exhaustive. If you would like to suggest resources to add to this list, please contact us at info@stateraarts.org