Event Category: Workshop

Course Series in Inclusive Media

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Course Series in Inclusive Media: Real-time Closed Captioning and Audio Description/Described Video

Learn how to use the latest live closed captioning (CC) and audio description/described video (AD/DV) techniques and technologies to create inclusive and accessible broadcast content for a variety of audiences. Through hands-on training and theoretical learning, explore CC and AD/DV software tools, script writing and re-speaking techniques, and relevant industry regulations and legislation. Industry experts will help you develop both fundamental and advanced skills for this growing field.

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CDIM 100 Inclusive Media and Regulations
Next Offered: Fall 2019

CDIM 101 Closed Captioning
Next Offered: Fall 2019

CDIM 102 Audio Description
Next Offered: Winter 2020

Access is Love and Love is Complicated

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CRITICAL DISTANCE and TANGLED ART+DISABILITY are pleased to present ACCESS IS LOVE and LOVE IS COMPLICATED, an exhibition and event series featuring Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Kat Germain, Wy Joung Kou, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Andy Slater, Elizabeth Sweeney, Aislinn Thomas, and Adam Wolfond and Estée Klar. This program is co-curated by CDCC Education and Accessibility Coordinator, Emily Cook, and Tangled Art + Disability Director of Programming, Sean Lee and represents the next level in our ongoing series of programs providing opportunities for curators and artists to consider new and more collaborative aesthetic and conceptual approaches to accessibility within and beyond the gallery context.

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Fall 2019 Event Series

Critical Distance and Tangled Art + Disability are pleased to announce the following events in conjunction with ACCESS IS LOVE and LOVE IS COMPLICATED. All events will take place at Artscape Youngplace; exact locations within the building and further details will be provided closer to event dates. Admission to exhibitions is always free; public open events are free, and pre-registered (space-limited) workshops and events are pay-what-you-can. Critical Distance is committed to paying fair wages as well as reducing barriers to participation in our programs. Accessibility information is provided below and will apply for all events.

Indigeneity, Neurodiversity and the Arts
A Conversation with Vanessa Dion Fletcher and Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning
Sunday, October 20th at 2 pm

How to Make Your Own Word Scavenger Hunt with Vanessa Dion Fletcher
Monday, October 21st at 6 pm

Dream-Worlding with Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning
Saturday, November 2nd at 2 pm

The Culture of Crip Aesthetics
Panel discussion with Sean Lee, Elizabeth Sweeney, Andy Slater, Wy Joung Kou and Aislinn Thomas
Moderated by Emily Cook
Saturday, November 9th at 2 pm

Access is Love and Love is Complicated: A reading group
Thursday, November 14th from 6–9 pm

Experimental Audio and Image Description with Aislinn Thomas and Kat Germain
Saturday, November 16th at 2pm


Image: Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Quillwork in twenty-nine Parts, porcupine quill embroidery on paper, 6 x 9 inches.

Bodies In Resistance

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At Bodies in Resistance we are centering the creative work and voices of bi+, pansexual, fluid and 2Spirit artists with lived experiences at the intersections of sickness, disability, race, gender, gender identity, colonialism, violence, sexuality, desire, visibility, and class. Fallon Simard, Sandra Alland, Charlie Petch & Akio Maroon will begin the evening by sharing their work with the audience, followed by a conversation moderated by Margeaux Feldman.

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Illustration Workshops – Dictionary of Madness

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NISA‘s Writers’ Circle invites you to contribute to The Dictionary of Madness – The Illustration Series facilitated by local graphic designer and educator Tracy Baker of Yellow House Studio.

Join us at one or both of these FREE skill-building and creative expression illustration workshops where we’ll be creating images that represent words written by Sudburians describing real-life emotions and experiences related to mental health. Images will be included in a tangible Dictionary of Madness to be released later this year and contributing artists can receive a copy at cost!

Contact Ella Jane Myers at writerscircle@nisa.on.ca for more information. We welcome folks with beginner illustration experience, various cultural backgrounds and diverse experiences to participate.

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Fall Dance Classes

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You are invited to participate in BAMDance – Universally designed dance classes for children, teens and young adults with disabilities.

What to expect:
Each 6 week program will focus on using Dance as a vehicle for social and emotional awareness and development. There will be a conscious focus on mindfulness, learning to be and stay within the present moment, setting intentions and purpose and accepting and believing in ones self. Each lesson will combine meditation / fitness / creative exploration and executing choreography. At the end of each 6 week program we will welcome friends and family to come and witness the progress through a performance.

Cost: $150 per 6 week session
To register: Please email info@bustamovedance.com.au

More information on the Bust a Move Dance website

Mississauga
The School, 160 Lakeshore Road E
Monday: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Toronto
Xing Dance Theatre, 452 College Street
Tuesday: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Aurora
Victoria Hall, 27 Mosley Street
Thursday: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Toronto
Pink Studio, 2053 Danforth Avenue
Friday: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Scarborough
Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Avenue
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Saturday: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

About Bust a Move Dance
BAMD’s vision is that people of all abilities feel equal and powerful in the world.

We provide a safe space for people of all abilities to independently create and express themselves and believe people of all abilities have a voice to make change.

Our organisation aims to do this through the vehicle of dance, encouraging young people with disabilities to become resilient and social within their own communities and in turn, develop their self-confidence. Through dance, we enable people of all abilities to belong and create change.

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Film Camera Photography 101

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Bring your camera and your questions to this interactive workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use their film SLR cameras in a more confident way, and also discover information on basic photographic principles, as well as film developing and darkroom techniques. Live demos will be happening throughout the workshop. Dress for the weather as this event will be held outdoors, and bring your camera manuals if you have access to them. This workshop is open to all ages and ability levels.

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Organized by August Bramhoff
I am a Photographer who works with film in their everyday art practice. Starting with street photography while in my teens, I have produced work for local bands, performers, and musicians. For eight years I taught classes in darkroom practices through the Vancouver Parks Board for both youth and adults. Most recently a body of my work was exhibited at the East Vancouver Cultural Centre.

Grant Writing Workshop

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Join artist & arts consultant Elizabeth Chitty in this 2-day professional development series aimed at building skills & confidence in grant writing. These seminars are designed for our Emerging & Established
Member Artists interested in exploring the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Deaf & Disability Arts: Materials for Visual Artists grant due Oct 10, & Deaf & Disability Arts Project grant due Oct 16.

More information on the Willow Arts Community website
Willow Arts Community Fall 2019 Program Guide (PDF)

How to join the Willow Arts Community
Membership is FREE to artists (18+) currently receiving support from any mental health or addiction service OR artists (18+) who are exploring their wellness/recovery in alternative community settings. Memberships grant Member Artists access to programs & services provided through Willow Arts Community & never expire.