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National Forum on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities

Jacqueline Ann Clipsham

Jacqueline Ann Clipsham

While a member of the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, Jacqueline Ann Clipsham was invited to spend a year running an art workshop for children at the Congress of Racial Equality Community Center in Sumter, South Carolina. After moving to the Brooklyn Museum Art School for 11 years, she worked at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey, teaching ceramics to senior citizens in housing projects, nursing homes, and places like the ILGW Union Hall. In the early 80's she was named to the NEA’s National Crafts Task Force. Next, Ms. Clipsham represented the Metropolitan Museum at the United Nations’ Conference on the International Year of Disabled. She has been on the boards of Resources for Artists with Disabilities, the NYC Chapter of the Womens’ Caucus for Art (WCA), and the National Board of the Women’ Caucus for Art. She has also been chair of the accessibility committees of both the College Art Association and the WCA.

Go to Ms. Clipsham's paper, "Obstacles and Opportunities: Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities"

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