Interact Center creates art that challenges perceptions of disability.
Interact envisions a world in which expanded understanding of human creativity inspires both artists and audiences to see themselves as people with possibilities, not disabilities. We envision a world in which the radical inclusion of the stories, dreams, and ideas of all peoples is a force for healing, personal transformation, and universal well being.
Excellence in Artistic Expression
We believe that high quality art surprises, delights and challenges audiences. Art that engages the mind and the heart opens the door to understanding ourselves and the world as nothing else can.
We believe in the power of creativity and in the wisdom of the collective imagination. We are committed to giving voice to individuals and peoples who have been marginalized, to hearing and learning from their stories, and to creating art collaboratively and in community.
Unlocking Human Potential
The Interact Model, unlike the medical model, focuses on people’s unique assets and abilities, not on their disabilities. We believe that when everyone is included in life’s possibilities, artists and audiences alike are touched, and lives are transformed.
High quality art can test society’s vision of itself and inspire us to imagine a more just and compassionate world. When we change perceptions of disability and push the boundaries of what society thinks is possible for those with different abilities, we are inspired to reimagine what is possible locally and globally.