WHAT IS IT?
In partnership with Victory Gardens Theater’s Access Project and Alternatives, Inc., we’ve launched Neo-Access, an ongoing initiative committed to make our work more physically, geographically, and culturally accessible. Neo-Access currently includes three primary programs:
♦ Scholarships for Artists of Color [Currently Closed]
◊ SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ARTISTS OF COLOR
We want to work on promoting diversity and representation on our stage and in the Chicago theater community. As part of this plan, we’re now offering five scholarships for artists of color to take a class with us next year, entirely free of charge. Click here to apply (Deadline: 9/5/16)
◊ THE ACCESS PROJECT AT VICTORY GARDENS
The Access Project at Victory Gardens is “a nationally recognized model outreach effort designed to involve people with disabilities in all aspects of theater, both on and off the stage.” We’re proud to be a part of it.
Find out more HERE.
◊ ALTERNATIVES PARTNERSHIP
Alternatives, Inc. is a community development agency in Uptown. This year, we’ve provided teaching artists for their Urban Arts program and they’ve started training our artists in restorative justice through positive creative expression & exchange.
Get involved HERE.
Soon after we began these projects, we realized that Neo-Access should extend beyond what was planned for 2015-2016. We’re going to keep working and seeking opportunities to share our work more broadly and open our doors as wide as possible. If you or your organization have an idea that fits the goals of Neo-Access and would like to explore a partnership, please reach out by emailing NeoAccess@gmail.com.
Neo-Access is supported in part by grants from Alphawood Foundation Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust.
[PHOTO CRED: Joe Mazza of Brave Lux Photography at Don Nash Community Center.]