Event Category: Project

Wheel Voices TuneIN! Round Table

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Wheel Voices TuNeIN! is a response to YOUR enthusiasm to create a new large-scale community show integrating music in all kinds of ways!

Professional artists – with and without disabilities – will lead twice-weekly participatory workshops over a 15-18-week period, culminating in a three-night production at the Roundhouse Performance Space (May 28-30, 2020).

Create your own original scene work, monologues, rap, spoken word, etc. and we’ll seamlessly integrate musical elements (choral work, drumming, potentially producing loops, clips, samples, or rhythms), mixed together to create ‘mash-up’ compositions that support stories rooted in the disability experience.

Our Wheel Voices projects are transformative! We build new social bonds, engender pride in the disability identity, and impact audience perceptions about disability. We harness theatre-based tools to unite community and foster increased empathy, social connection, and cooperation.

How to get involved
In early 2020, we’ll host round tables with the community to bounce ideas and clarify expectations. Email us if you’d like to participate in a round table (the best way to learn what this project will be about), and we’ll send you an invite.

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Beauty to Be Recognized: Relaxed Performance Fashion Show

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As Fashion students at Ryerson University, we are coordinating a relaxed performance fashion show for our course. Over the past 9 weeks, we have been working with Tangled Art + Disability and the British Council to educate ourselves on how we can contribute to, and advocate for an accessible, inclusive fashion industry.

By curating a fashion show based on the principles of relaxed performance and disability justice, and collaborating with disability-identified individuals and organizations, we are doing something that’s never been done before and we want you to be a part of it! The term “fashion show” may sound intimidating to some. The fashion industry often excludes and even exploits marginalized groups, but we are on the path to changing that narrative.

We would also love for you to share this invitation with others. This is a free event, and everyone is welcome!

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Not So Blue Mondays

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Are you living with brain injury and looking for a creative outlet? Come to our weekly Drop-In! Create & present your own poetry, short stories, music and more at Not So Blue Mondays.

Engage in a lively discussion about arts, culture and MORE – with a NEW TOPIC every week.
Got some writing or music of your own to share? Here’s a great space to do it!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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