Now Accepting Proposals until July 31, 2018 

Conference Dates:  26-28 October 2018

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2018 Process and Presence Season of Events

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sept 14, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019

Through the finest examples of three-dimensional practice (sculpture, ceramics, performance, installation, and video art), this exhibition emphasizes the relationship between disability and the fundamental human experiences of change and embodiment. Organized jointly by DisArt and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture Exhibition

Sept 22, 2018

Part celebration and part critique, this not be your typical runway show. Instead, this evening of fashion, artists, and Disabled models will collectively speak to the placement/displacement of the disabled body within the fashion world.

Process and Presence Fashion Show

Oct 26 – 28, 2018

The 2018 International Conference is a 2+ day global event celebrating and critiquing the contemporary experience of disability through the arts.

Process and Presence International Conference


DisArt is an arts and culture organization committed to increasing the participation of Disabled people in communities through curated art exhibitions, cutting-edge public events, and organizational coaching.

DisArt programming amplifies the voice, visibility, and value of all Disabled people. DisArt uses cutting-edge disability arts exhibitions and performances, digital experiences, conferences, organizational consulting, and public workshops as the means to engage a variety of audiences in dialogues about the lived experience of disability.

We exist to challenge common negative stereotypes associated with disability in order to increase the participation of Disabled people in our communities.

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