2022 Volume 43 Pages 35-49
This study clarifies the conditions of expressive activities and appreciation of art exhibitions in residential and daycare centers. It focuses on the needs of people with disabilities and their supporters living in Hiroshima Prefecture to connect them to cultural policies. In the survey, Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima University, and the Hiroshima Prefecture Art Support Center collaborated to conduct a 14-item questionnaire. As a result of tabulation and analysis of responses from 370 people in 20 cities and towns in the Hiroshima Prefecture, it was found that the number of opportunities for expression and appreciation decreased after graduating from special needs schools; that people with pervasive developmental disabilities felt particular difficulty in attending art exhibitions; and that about 80% of people who are not currently engaged in expression or appreciation activities want to or need to do so.