What do the terms ‘access’ and ‘Accessibility’ mean to you? How do you imagine expanded access to VoCA’s programming?
VoCA recognizes that there are always ways we can be and do better; we continually seek to improve accessibility and usability across our programs for current network members, as well as colleagues we have yet to meet.
For this reason, we’ve partnered with our colleague Haley Moyse Fenning, who we first met when she attended the VoCA Artist Interview Workshop held at LACMA in 2020. Haley is a researcher and cultural producer who is pursuing her doctorate at the University of Sussex, with a focus on broadening access to the vital work and ideas of contemporary artists. When the Arts and Humanities Research Council offered her the opportunity to undertake a placement with an organization that she’d like to contribute to, she immediately thought of VoCA, and we are so glad that she did. Haley is working with us as we dive deeper into what it means to expand access and accessibility for VoCA’s existing network by gathering and analyzing feedback from network members, identifying areas for improved access & Accessibility, and supporting VoCA to articulate, develop, and implement our Accessibility efforts.
As an important starting point for this research, we want to hear from you about what comes to mind when you think about access, and how you imagine expanded access to VoCA’s programming. We invite you to take a few moments to share your thoughts by completing our short survey. Of course, if you have any questions or further thoughts, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image caption: A still from the video CALL/VoCA Talk: Mildred Howard, an interview between artist Mildred Howard (left) and Lori Fogarty filmed in Howard’s studio in November 2020.