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Creative Accessibility: What I Wish I’d Known with Andrea von Wichert

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Presented in partnership with Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

Creative Accessibility is a series of online webinars and panel discussions 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.

An independent Manitoban artist shares advice, tips and warnings from almost three decades’ experience of multidisciplinary practice with emerging performative artists and creators. Covering such topics as “you gotta eat,” “let’s be realistic,” “focusing on what ya’ got,” “how to make the art happen,” Andrea covers the serious business of making art for other people and for yourself. She also shares tips on how to use chance, fate and strategic limitations to create work more efficiently and always with a view to some type of audience.

Register for this FREE event and a Zoom link will be sent to your inbox closer to the event date. All Creative Accessibility workshops will have ASL interpretation.

Andrea von Wichert has been lucky enough to sustain a cross-disciplinary art practice for almost three decades all the while earning her livelihood in the arts and entertainment industries. An accomplished painter and drawer, she has recently turned her hand to printmaking, which forms the core of a new body of two-dimensional work numbering in the hundreds. She has worked as a scenic artist, painter and props builder for 30 years, and is currently the Head Scenic Artist at Manitoba Theatre for Young People. She is known as a fearless performer and thought-provoking writer and orator. She has performed her spoken word internationally and has collaborated with orchestral musicians and composers, witchdoctors and various eccentric weirdoes. She has produced independent, performance and art department-heavy, short films and live-theatre. Her creative non-fiction has been published in Prairie Fire Magazine and in a number of anthologies designed to rile the patriarchy. She has spent some time studying towards a Master of Arts at the department of English, Film and Theatre at the University of Manitoba.

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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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