Drafting an Access Statement with Finnegan Shannon

Drafting access statements is an important practice for anyone involved planning or hosting gatherings (concerts, meetings, artist talks, dinner parties, etc). Sharing what access provisions are available and not available is key for disabled attendees planning their participation.

Join Visual Arts Resident Finnegan Shannon as we draft access statements to deepen our thinking about access, start conversations with collaborators, and plant seeds for future access.

Date: This one-time in-person workshop meets on Tuesday September 26 from 7-9pm.

Price: Free (Suggested $10 donation)

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: Materials provided.

Accessibility: Classes will meet in the North Hall on the 1st floor. For more information about Pioneer Works' accessibility, visit https://pioneerworks.org/visit

Finnegan Shannon is an artist. They experiment with forms of access that intervene in ableist structures with humor, earnestness, and rage. Some of their recent work includes Anti-Stairs Club Lounge, an ongoing project that gathers people together who share an aversion to stairs; Alt Text as Poetry, a collaboration with Bojana Coklyat that explores the expressive potential of image description; and Do You Want Us Here or Not, a series of benches and cushions designed for exhibition spaces.

Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.