2013 Festival

May 15-25, 2013

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The 2013 Bodies of Work Festival is a dynamic, international, 11-day celebration that explores the contributions of artists with disabilities, the contemporary contexts of disabled lives, and works that illuminate disability experiences.

Bodies of Work first launched in 2006 as a unique cross-disciplinary event, and the festival continues to challenge and provoke with transformative work in theater, dance, literature, poetry, film, visual art, and sound performance. A variety of panel discussions held throughout the festival add fresh perspectives and thoughtful viewpoints.

Art Is A Risk. Take It.


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Click HERE to download Festival Accessibility Manual

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Click HERE to download emergency evacuation check list


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Festival Supporters

3 Arts    logo     City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events               GLADA LOGO 2C waves    

       UIC Department of Disability Studies and Human Development

Generous support for the 2013 Bodies of Work Festival is provided in part by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of People with Disabilities, Disability Resource Center and the Department of Disability and Human Development; 3Arts; MobilityWorks; City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

The Illinois Humanities Council [IHC] is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH, the IHC, our partnering organizations or our funders.

Individual Donors: Toby Tate, Beth Prevor and Steven Lee.

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