Disability Art and Culture Project’s Sex, Love and Disability III fundraiser and local arts

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Getting started with planning early! It’s been quite a while since I wrote about the Disability Art and Culture Project, so here we go! 2014 is going to bring us to the 6th Disability Pride Arts and Culture Festival and the 3rd Sex, Love and Disability Fundraiser event. (The festival is open to all ages. The fundraiser is for adults because of content.) I’ll write much more on both as they get closer. Today is the day for discussing love and sex and art.

There are several ways for you to be involved with making the Sex, Love and Disability III Fundraiser a successful, celebratory event aside from performing in it or attending it!

First, you can actually become a sponsor this time around. Click on the images below to see the sponsorship levels and perks. If you can’t read the info on the images, click on this link to open a pdf version.

The details of becoming an event sponsor and a photo of a woman in a power wheelchair with a man crouched on the footplates, facing her, and embracing her and the chair.     Perks for becoming a sponsor, contact information, and in-kind donation requests are listed.

Another way to get involved is by contributing to the upcoming zine. Not everyone can or wants to make it to the live event. The zine will be a wonderful, dynamic part of the whole accessible package.

We’re looking for short essays, short stories, poems, anything having to do with Sex, Love and Disability for the zine. All submissions will be carefully read and considered. Please submit your work to William L. Alton by January 10th, 2014.

Disability Art and Culture Project embraces people from all walks of life. We want a diverse selection of writings from all our intersections and identities. Queer, People of Color, Indigenous, Refugee, Immigrant, Disabled and nonDisabled. All we ask is that the work be exciting, meaningful, edgy, romantic and inclusive. We are exploring the cross section of sex, love and life in all its forms.

And another way to get involved is to volunteer with the organizing committee. I was on this committee two years ago and had a blast. At the last event, some performance pieces were upbeat and some melancholy. All were a true celebration of love, sex and sexuality around disability in a non-exploitative way. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering by emailing disabilityartculture@gmail.com.

And if you’re reading this post on December 12th or 13th: please come see the premiere screening of Paper Visions” and the other phenomenal pieces from my DIY Documentary classmates on Friday night at 7:00 pm at the Mission Theater.

And on December 14th, check out the Great Gifts Holiday Fair sponsored by Lavaun Heaster!

Saturday, December 14th

TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont on the #15 bus line

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Arts, crafts, music, literature, and more by artists and entrepreneurs with disabilities!

Live entertainment!

Flyer with details of the holiday fair as listed in the blog post. Also, images of handmade cards, Camilla Rose's CD and a nature painting.