The Apothetae and Lark Initiative
Since 2015, The Lark has partnered with The Apothetae and its Founding Artistic Director Gregg Mozgala, in an effort to provide an unprecedented platform of support and advocacy for Disabled artists, and to generate new works with the power to revolutionize the cultural conversation surrounding Disability. The Initiative includes The Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellowship, annual national convenings of artists and leaders with disabilities, and with the theatermaking field at large, and a workshop for Disabled writers that provides time, space, and artistic support to spark the generation of new work and provide opportunities for artists to meet and collaborate.
The Apothetae, a theater company founded in 2012 and devoted to challenging perceptions of the "Disabled Experience," and The Lark work in partnership to address the profound underrepresentation and oppressive misrepresentation of people with disabilities that persists throughout our cultural media.
The Selection Process
The Apothetae Initiative is curated at the discretion of The Apothetae and The Lark staff. For information on the selection process for The Apothetae and Lark Fellowship, click here.
This round of the Fellowship and the wider Apothetae and Lark Initiative is made possible by a partnership between the Ford Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation, alongside the generous support of The National Endowment for the Art’s Arts Work program, which supports projects that focus on public engagement, access to art for communities across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stage of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Additional financial and advocacy support for the fellowship comes from Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman.
Leadership support for the first round of this program was provided by the Time Warner Foundation, with additional support from Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman.