The works and other artistic expressions produced by people with disabilities embody a rich world of creation.
However, it is not unusual for these works to be lost or disappear without receiving proper recognition. In addition, there is a lack of information regarding the creative activities that are being undertaken at individual welfare facilities and artists’ homes.
In light of these circumstances, we have assembled this digital archive of creative expressions by people with disabilities who are residents of Kyoto Prefecture with the aim of recording, preserving, compiling a database, exhibiting, marketing, and merchandising these works, and coordinating projects with companies and other organizations. Through this website, we hope to bring more attention to these expressions and to increase the opportunities to put the works to practical use.
- Mar. 2015
- Kyoto Prefecture Action Plan: “Culture and Arts Promotion Plan for Symbiotic Society” is established. We aim to raise understanding of people with disabilities and implement their social participation through their artistic activities by studying, collecting, categorizing and archiving works created by people with disabilities, and disseminating information on their art works.
- Jun. 2017
- First meeting is held, reviewing artists and their archives.
- Jul. 2017
- Second meeting is held, discussion on website launch.
- Sep. 2017
- Eligible artists are contacted and asked for cooperation from their welfare facilities, artworks are reviewed, lease agreements for artworks are signed.
- Feb. 2018
- Third meeting is held, archives organized.
- Mar. 2018
- Fourth meeting is held, discussions on what is to be published.
What artworks are eligible for the digital archives?
The artworks listed on the digital archives are selected from an exhibition called “Kyoto Totteoki no Geijutsusai” (a project with open applications run by Kyoto Prefecture since 1995) and other exhibitions. The hunt for artists with potential is continued mainly through selecting works from exhibitions and visiting welfare facilities to see and match candidates with this project.
Note on featured art
The art stored in this archive is protected by copyright.
Unauthorized referral, modification and commercial use of the artwork are strictly prohibited.
Support for Persons with Disabilities Division, Department of Health and Welfare, Kyoto Prefecture
〒602-8570, Yabunouchi-cho, Nishiiru, Shinmachi, Shimodachiuri-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
TEL : 075-414-4603 FAX : 075-414-4597
art space co-jin Kyoto Culture and Art Promotion Organization for People with Disabilities
〒602-0853, 1F, Les Frères, 83, Miyagaki-cho, Kojinguchi-agaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
TEL & FAX : 050-1110-7655 Web：https://co-jin.jp/
The following are programs regarding the works and creative activities by people with disabilities:
Hajimari Archives unico file
This digital archive website features works created through the activities of unico, run by Asakaaiiku-en, a social welfare corporation. The works that the facility’s supporting staff members wish to show or pass on to others among those produced during the artists’ daily activities are recorded, preserved and compiled a database on this website.
This website records, preserves and publishes various expressions created by users of the social welfare corporation Soujyu-kai (Fukuyama Roppo-gakuen) in their daily lives. The available work’s information includes not only that which is visible, but also what is acquired through interviews on the artists’ creative activities and daily lives. The aim of this website is to create an environment in which people can connect with the varied and diverse values and ways of living reflected in the artists’ expressions.