Event Category: Project

Expressions: The 4th Art Show

Flyer for "Expressions: The 4th Art Show" presented by the Addus Creative Collective with a painting of a face with open mouth and teeth, and "Expressions" in black hand lettering against a yellow streak

Returning for its 4th year, the art show has become a much-anticipated gathering for art-lovers of the Addus community and beyond. “Expressions” features over 30 original works by artists of the Addus creative collective, including paintings, ceramics, photography and more.

Admission to this event is free, and all proceeds go to support the artists with developmental disabilities at Addus.

  • Meet the artists.
  • Visit the shop for greeting cards, t-shirts, tote bags, and other products inspired by the creative collective.
  • A silent auction will be held.

More information on the Addus website

DEEP 2019

The DEEP 2019 logo in black on white

Objective: Designing Enabling Economies Policies (DEEP) is an annual event to dig more deeply into emerging complex or “wicked” problems and opportunities that require multi-perspectival collaboration and insights from a diversity of participants, especially participants who may be left out of but profoundly affected by decisions.

Prepare to discuss the State of Inclusion.

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DEEP 2019 at a Glance

9:00-9:30 Registration and Networking
9:30-12:15 The State of Inclusion
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-4:00 Digging DEEPer I & II–The DEEP workshop series
4:00-4:30 Unwrap-up
4:30-6:00 DEEP Reception & Speaker’s Round Tables

The full agenda is available on the DEEP 2019 website.

2019 National Awards Ceremony

Black and white image of mosaic work in progress of a snarling tiger

Join JRG Society for the Arts at our National Awards Ceremony. We will present the 2019 Emerging Artist Grant and the 2019 Atlantic Filmmaker Award. Refreshments, art exhibit, live music & door prizes.

This is a free event! Everyone is welcome! Join us in supporting artists with disabilities.

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Image: Mosaic work in progress by 2018 JRG grant winner Wy Joung Kou.

Toronto Disability Pride March 2019

A crowd of people on a busy city street, hodling an orange banner with "Toronto Disability Pride March" in white block letters

This year’s march is going to be a little different. On July 9, we lost our dear friend and fellow organizer Kevin Jackson, who is also the partner of another organizer, Melissa Graham. We will still be marching, as Kevin would have wanted, from Queens Park (111 Wellesley Street West). At the end of the march, we will be celebrating Kevin’s life in place of our annual end of march celebration. We hope you will join us to help Kevin rest in power.

The Toronto Disability Pride March aims to promote a cross-disability atmosphere, that also recognizes other forms of oppression such as race, class, gender, sexuality, sanism, etc. We believe the disability movement is strongest in a harmony of voices, not one homogeneous voice. We ask all those who plan to attend the march to respect this approach and the other people within the space of the march.

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Toronto Disability Pride March 2019 on Facebook

Edmonton Art Show and Sale

Promo image for the 2019 Chrysalis Art Exhibition and Sale, with pink and red lettering against a black background

Join us as we host our 11th annual art exhibition and sale. This exhibition is presented by ATB Financial and offers guests a way to experience the visual imaginings by our Chrysalis artists in the Lynn Groves Hautmann Centre for the Arts, which is our Chrysalis arts program.

Our Edmonton exhibition showcases the work of our Chrysalis artists over the past year and represents their personal journeys in finding and expressing their voices. Our Chrysalis artists receive a 70% commission from the sale of each art piece. The other 30% is directed to replenishing art supplies.

This event is open to the public to view and to purchase unique paintings, collages, photography, prints, sculptures and much more.

Registration is required to attend. Online tickets available until October 14.

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Calgary Art Exhibition and Sale

Promo image for the 2019 Chrysalis Art Exhibition and Sale, with gold and red lettering against a black background

Join us as we host our 9th annual art exhibition and sale. This exhibition is presented by ATB Financial and offers guests a way to experience the visual imaginings by our Chrysalis artists in the Lynn Groves Hautmann Centre for the Arts, which is our Chrysalis arts program.

Our Calgary exhibition showcases the work of our Chrysalis artists over the past year and represents their personal journeys in finding and expressing their voices. Our Chrysalis artists receive a 70% commission from the sale of each art piece. The other 30% is directed to replenishing art supplies.

This event is open to the public to view and to purchase unique paintings, collages, photography, prints, sculptures and much more.

Registration is required to attend. Online tickets available until September 27.

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Sick & Disabled Queer Zine Fair

"SDQZF" in white block letters, with two pink sparkly heart emojis on either side, against a black background

The Sick & Disabled Queer Zine Fair (SDQZF – known last year as SDQYZF) is back again for a second year with Bricks & Glitter! Come check out the fair featuring zines, art and merch to purchase from a sweet line-up (TBA) of sick, disabled, d/Deaf, Mad and neurodivergent 2SLGBTQ+ vendors.

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BRICKS & GLITTER – We are a trouble of queers who believe in creativity and collectivity, in imagining together a world worth living in. Intersectional by default and critical by necessity, we are trying to create a space for us all of us, to world build together, and to practice the future in the now. Bricks and Glitter is a community arts festival, celebrating two-spirit, trans and queer talent, ingenuity, caring, anger, and abundance.
http://bricks-glitter.com/

Arts in the Parks: Another Park Is Possible

A person silhouetted against a reflection that reads in reverse "You're lucky to live sad moments"

Mayworks will present Another Park Is Possible, a curatorial project situated in Prarie Drive Park, presenting work by graphic artist Preethi Jagadeesh, activist-artist jes sasche, and narrative performance facilitated by Karen Ancheta with SAWRO (South Asian Women’s Rights Organization). A convergence of artistic works will bring care workers together with parents, children, elders and disabled people to consider the labour of care.

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National Access Arts Assembly Part One

A three dimensional cube made up of smaller cubes, with white, yellow and purple faces, against a bright pink background, with "National Access Arts Assembly" and details in purple and yellow block letters

Inside Out Theatre, British Council and Tangled Art + Disability, with the support of Canada Council of the Arts, have joined forces to improve accessibility in the arts countrywide. By inviting artists, producers, advocates and audience members to join the conversation in our spaces, we hope to imagine possible cooperative futures for accessible performances in Canada.

In order to do this, we’re hosting two, three-day accessibility-based assemblies. Inside Out Theatre will host the first assembly in August, 2019 in Calgary, and British Council and Tangled Art + Disability will host the second assembly in Toronto in October, 2019. Our mission with these assemblies are to celebrate the great work that is already taking place with accessible performances, but to also determine how we can improve further within every community. With the first assembly focusing on coordination and organizing accessible performances, the second will cover the practice and training necessary to best host an accessible performance.

We are purposefully keeping the gathering small, with no more than 40 participants, to ensure there is space and time for everyone to actively participate.

Learn more about the assembly on the Inside Out Theatre website
Apply to attend the assembly