Helping People with Disabilities Become Working Artists | Freethink


Art Enables helps artists with special needs create and sell their artwork. Only 20% of people with disabilities participate in the workforce. This program counters that by providing both an art studio for people with disabilities to make art and career and vocational training to market and sell their artwork. It helps these artists express themselves creatively, socialize, and earn flexible income to increase their independence and build careers. In our Art Enables documentary, we talk with some of the artists about their experiences as well as people running the program. Art Enables is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC and can be found online at

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