- Monthly Lunch
- Moving Beyond the Checklist; Intro to Disability Justice and Planning Accessible Events
Community Events and Resources
- Successful Black Women in the Academy
- Fighting Racism in the Age of Trump
- Call for Submissions from Canadian Deaf, Mad, & Disability-Identified Artists
Join us for another monthly lunch at the SBA Centre! There will be vegan and gluten-free options available. All gender washrooms on the same floor.
Date: Monday April 27th, 2017
Location: 215 Huron St., Suite 924
Moving Beyond the Checklist; An Introduction to Disability Justice and Planning Accessible Events
Want to plan an accessible event but not sure where to begin? SBA offers a free workshop for student clubs and organizations that provides attendees with concrete tools to plan for accessible events and student spaces. The first part of this workshop provides a brief introduction to Disability Justice as an organizing principle and outlines some of the barriers to access that students with disabilities face. The second part of the workshop includes a step-by-step discussion on planning accessible events, from event visioning, to logistics, to outreach. There is also an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.
If you are interested in having SBA present this workshop for your club/organization leaders and members please contact Nadia at sba.advocacycoordinator@gma
Community Events and Resources
The election of Donald Trump in the US has emboldened the racist right in the US and around the world. In Canada, conservative leadership candidates have stoked the fires of bigotry and the result has been an increase in racist attacks here. But they can be stopped. The outpourings of solidarity against racist attacks have shown that public opinion stands strongly against hate.
Join us for this public forum to discuss strategies to build a broad movement to defeat the bigots.
Co-convenor – Stand Up to Racism UK
President, Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Multi-Faith Centre 569 Spadina Ave, Toronto
This forum is part of the Marxism 2017 conference
For more information or to register please see: www.marxismconference.ca
We are currently accepting applications from Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists to create new work for an upcoming series of exhibitions which will run from September 2017 to April 2018 at Tangled Art Gallery in Toronto.
Tangled Art + Disability invites proposals for projects in any artistic discipline that reflect the expansive dimensions of disability arts and culture. We seek creative works that explore Canada’s past, present and future, centering the experiences of Deaf, Mad and disabled people, and responding to the following questions:
• In what ways has Canada historically included or excluded us?
• How do we navigate the current realities of living and being in this country?
• How might we shape a future that truly embraces us?
We welcome responses that relate to crip theory, intersectional identities and community-driven moments.
Tangled Art + Disability intends to reveal, celebrate and promote the work of diverse Canadian artists from Deaf, Mad and disability communities, and to bring attention and visibility to the contributions these artists are making to Canadian arts and culture. We will support artists in developing thoughtful community-centered interactions and integrating inclusive practices of access and accessibility. We encourage submissions from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds including Black, Indigenous, POC & LGBTQQIP2SAA.
We are interested in projects that:
• Fit within the Tangled Art Gallery space (an 800 sq. ft. gallery). We encourage multidisciplinary work and creative use of the space. Tangled has the capacity to screen film and media works, and to host performances that do not exceed the limitations of the space.
• Embrace a creative approach to accessibility. We encourage multi-sensory work, interactive and tactile pieces. All exhibits to include audio description, captioning, and ASL interpretation,as needed.
• Reflect intersectional experiences and perspectives of Deaf, Mad and disability cultures.
Selected artists will receive an exhibition fee of $2,000 and a budget of $3,000 for
creation/materials. Tangled will additionally cover the cost of installation (up to $1,500),
accessibility, shipping, and promotion. For selected artists who reside outside Toronto, we will provide round-trip travel and housing for an agreed upon duration based on the needs of the project.
Applications must include:
• A completed application form
• An artist CV or biography
• A budget indicating how the $3,000 would be spent
• Artist samples, ideas, sketches, or documentation of past work
Applications will be assessed based on:
• Artistic merit
• Overall value to the field of disability arts and community at large
• The viability of the proposed project and budget
• Accessibility of the project to audiences with wide-ranging disabilities, Deaf and Mad
Applications will be accepted between March 8 and May 5, 2017.
Only submissions from Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists will be considered. We will accept written applications, as well as ASL video responses. We can also provide assistance for filling out the written application form or, as needed, applicants can respond to the questions in person.
Completed applications can be sent by mail to:
Tangled Art + Disability
Attn: Call For Submissions
Suite S-122, 401 Richmond Street West
Toronto M5V 3A8
Or by email to: submissions@tangledarts.
Contact Sean Lee at (647) 725-5064 to schedule an in person application or to book application writing assistance.