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Giving Artists With Disabilities a Space to Thrive


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Giving Artists With Disabilities a Space to Thrive

"Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California, is the world’s first and largest nonprofit center dedicated to giving artists with disabilities the space to let their talents shine. Since 1974, the center has served hundreds of artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities who lacked formal education in the arts. The studio helps to provide the tools, the space and the inspiration needed to grow into professional, exhibited artists. Today, artists represented by Creative Growth have been invited to the Venice Biennale, have had their works acquired by MoMA, and remain in high demand among collectors around the world. We're thrilled to say that this story was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Arts, Culture or Entertainment Report at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards in September 2019. This story also won two Webby Awards in May 2019." from video introduction


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