Art Enables is an Art Gallery and Vocational Arts program dedicated to creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling artwork. Established in 2001, Art Enables believes that artists with disabilities are vital to a robust arts landscape and should be afforded the opportunity to pursue art as a vocation and career.
In 2018, the organization took advantage of DCSEU Business Energy Rebates to replace their studio and gallery lights with highly efficient LED lighting. The lights are part of a multi-phase renovation of the space which will include continuous energy and accessibility improvements.
"It’s very important for us to think of ways to lower our overhead so that we can redirect as much of our revenue as possible into work supporting our artists and our programmatic efforts. Lighting was an obvious opportunity for us to reduce our carbon footprint and energy usage in the building," said Tony Brunswick, Art Enables Executive Director. "It was also really timely because a lot of our older fixtures were starting to fail. Our experience was 100% effortless and we’re super grateful that there are rebate opportunities for this sort of thing.”