To create an open, diverse, and inclusive contemporary art world.
In 2020, founding curators, Sim Luttin of Arts Project Australia, Lisa Slominski of Slominski Projects, and Jennifer Gilbert of Jennifer Lauren Gallery, identified a need for more inclusive programming and access in the contemporary arts for neurodivergent, intellectually, and learning-disabled artists to be seen, heard, and participate.
As a result, we formed Art et al. – an international platform that connects artists from supported studios with international peers, arts professionals, and audiences. Art et al.’s global collaborations and partnerships result in commissioned critical writing, exhibitions, and original multi-media content.
Art et al. has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council of the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Aesop Foundation, Arts Project Australia, Slominski Projects, and Jennifer Lauren Gallery.
A frequently asked questions page on the Art et al. website provides more information on some words and text that may not be so familiar to everyone worldwide.
relevant—curated programming to reflect the diverse values and issues explored by all artists
inclusive—featuring artists and art professionals who do and don’t self-identify with a disability
respectful—reflecting cultural traditions and how individuals choose to be presented and self-identify
accessible—presenting content that can be understood by different audiences and needs
collaborative—encouraging meaningful cultural exchanges, professional development and partnerships
innovative—aspirational, progressive and entrepreneurial in our thinking and with content produced, resulting in sector recognition and change
contemporary art professionals—including gallerists, writers, curators, and programmers
artists from around the world—from emerging to established
art patrons—including new and known ones who support contemporary art practice
art studios—including supported, independent, and artist-run initiatives
policymakers and funders—intent on fostering social and cultural change
creative entities—including publishers, institutions, collections, and residency programs
Of Jennifer Lauren Gallery is a Manchester-based gallerist, freelance producer, and curator, working with self-taught, disabled, and overlooked artists.