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Creative Accessibility: Exploring Creative Access

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Creative Accessibility: Exploring Creative Access with Amy Amantea

Created in partnership with Arts AccessAbility Network of Manitoba

Creative Access is a tool by which the artists can use to make their work more accessible for audiences who are blind or partially sighted. In this workshop we will introduce some of the techniques of this work, talk about the difference between a service provider who creates live or audio description and ask participants to give it a try in the spirit of access. Practice builds confidence and artists have ultimate control over their work giving them a prime opportunity to build in access from the very beginning

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

 

Other Workshops in this Series:

June 4: Accessibility for Deaf Artists

June 11: Invisible Challenges

June 18: Creative Freedom

June 25: Chronic Illness and Creativity

 

Amy Amantea (she/her) identifies as a white settler on the stolen lands of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-waututh first peoples. Living with blindness and dyslexia, Amy’s ultimate goal has been to increase representation of disability within the Canadian theatre landscape. Amy is an artist and Accessibility Consultant and has spent the last 15 years working with theatre companies and individual artists on increasing access in the arts for patrons, artists and employees. The approach has been to utilize service providers, explore creative access and review the systems in place that raise barriers in all facets of the arts and seek ways of reducing these barriers to create more accessible and inclusive spaces.

Image Description: Amy Amantea (she/her) is a white settler, lives with legal blindness and is neurodivergent. With her white cane tucked under her arm, Amy smiles directly into the camera, holding   a pair of wooden rhythm sticks in her hands. Her orange and black wardrobe pops vibrantly and her long dark hair is held back by a pair of sunglasses a top her head.

 

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.

 

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