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UNDUE BURDEN is a digital community archive and exhibition series created and led by Disabled, Neurodivergent, Chronically Ill, Mad, and Sick people, based in Philadelphia.


We collaborate with Disabled Philadelphians to document their histories, experiences, and collections. We work with our donors as co-archivists to scan, record, or photograph any information that is important to their stories. Together, we organize, describe, and publish the digital copy of their materials on our digital archive. 

Our organization, programming, and content focus on the accessibility needs of our collaborators and community. We value resource sharing, remote work, rest, and breaks. We allow our archive to be imperfect and in-process, a reflection of our own access needs and our commitment to the evolving needs of our community. 

In 2023 we are expanding our archive through our Artist in Residency, Body as an Archive, and Oral/Video Histories projects. Documentation from these projects will be woven back into the community archive, creating a ripple: WE ARE HERE.


Our public archive is accessible on our collections page.

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UNDUE BURDEN awarded grant from The Velocity Fund!

UNDUE BURDEN is a grateful recipient of a 2022 Velocity Fund grant ! Here is a handful of our team celebrating alongside the rest of the 2022-2023 Velocity Fund grantee cohort at Dahlak Paradise this past September.

Stay tuned for more ways you can contribute to and collaborate with UNDUE BURDEN. 


UNDUE BURDEN gratefully acknowledges our funders and partners:

The Velocity Fund administered by Philadelphia Contemporary with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

The Leeway Foundation 

People like YOU

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