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Creative Accessibility Across Canada

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Creative Connector
 June 20, 2024
 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Creative Connector $0.00 CAD  
Tangled Art + Disability $0.00 CAD   Expired

Created in partnership with Arts AccessAbility Network of Manitoba

Creative Accessibility Across Canada

Creative Manitoba, in partnership with AANM, is proud to present a series of talks about creative and curatorial practices within the sphere of disability and accessibility.

Tangled Art + Disability

Tuesday, June 18 | 12 to 1 pm | Online

Join Sean Lee, Director of Programming at Tangled Art + Disability, for a presentation on principles and practices that have shaped the organization. Drawing from case studies and lessons learned, Lee will explore the boundary-breaking aspects of accessible curatorial practices, pushing beyond compliance-based understandings of access toward liberatory approaches. By examining disability arts as the ‘last avant-garde’ movement, as coined by Turner Prize-nominated artist Yinka Shonibare, Sean’s presentation will focus on the ways disability arts can disrupt dominant narratives of disability.

***ASL interpretation will be provided***

Sean Lee in Art Gallery

 

Sean Lee (he/they) is an artist and curator exploring the assertion of disability art as the last avant-garde. His methodology explores crip cultural practices as a means to resist normative idealities. Orienting towards a “crip horizon”, Sean’s practice explores the transformative possibilities of access aesthetics as an embodied politic that can desire the ways disability disrupts.

Sean is currently the Director of Programming at Tangled Art + Disability. He holds a B.A. in Arts Management and Studio from UTSC. Sean is also an independent curator, writer, lecturer, and advisor, adding his insights and perspectives on disability and accessibility to conversations across Canada, the US, and internationally. Sean serves on the board of the Toronto Arts Council and CARFAC Ontario, and is Chair of TAC’s Visual and Media Arts Committee. He is currently a member of the City of Toronto’s External Advisory Panel for the Action Plan for Toronto’s Culture Sector.

 


Creative Connector

Thursday, June 20 | 12 to 1 pm | Online

Creative Connector is a national online arts hub for creatives with disabilities to find community and discover accessible opportunities in the arts. This informal presentation hosted by founder Lindsay Fisher will include information about how to become a member, what kinds of perks are available to members, and upcoming programming that you won’t want to miss out on.

***ASL interpretation will be provided***

Black and white photo of Lindsay Fisher

 

 

Lindsay Fisher (she/her) is a creative and designer who is passionate about building community spaces that impact lives in positive ways. Her vision for Creative Connector is informed by her own experience of being told that her own disability needed to be hidden or “fixed”. When she discovered a community of artists with similar experiences challenging this narrative in their work, she became motivated to amplify this community and create opportunities for more people with disabilities to be creative and celebrate difference.

 

 


 

Creative Accessibility Across Canada is a series of workshops that will explore disability art, the experiences of artists with disabilities and how to make art accessible. These workshops are not only for emerging artists with disabilities, but arts organizations and artists at all levels of their career with and without disabilities.

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba is a regional not-for-profit artist run charitable organization dedicated to the full inclusion of artists and audiences with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.

Creative Connector
 June 20, 2024
 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venue:  

Details Price Qty
Creative Connector $0.00 CAD  
Tangled Art + Disability $0.00 CAD   Expired

Cancellation policy

Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.

It is our intent that Creative Manitoba programs and events foster a supportive, nonthreatening environment for everyone to participate and share in - regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity or cultural differences. We ask that you please be welcoming and respectful of world views that differ from your own.

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