Event Type: Workshop

ABDP Move and Connect – Weekly Zoom Hangouts

A composite of six people on Zoom

April 8 – May 20
Wednesdays, 7 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

It was so great to see many of you last week over Zoom! It brought a sense of connection and community to many of us who are facing isolation.

While these social distancing measures continue we are committed to hosting weekly, evening gatherings to meet and move together. The next one is this Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 7-8:30pm. I hope to see you there!

Please wear something comfortable to move in, place yourself where there is a little bit of space to move and have some water nearby.

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Open Access Workshop: Organizing Accessibility from the Grassroots

A person speaking into a white and black megaphone

April 17 at 1:00 PM

In 2015, Vancouver-based artist Carmen Papalia responded to the failures that he experienced as a recipient of institutional disability support services by proposing Open Access; a conceptual framework for accessibility that moves beyond a policy or accommodation-based model by providing guidelines for mutual care. When put into practice, Open Access problematizes the typical roles of institutionalized care by encouraging participants to collectively envision a space that suits their needs, then share accountability towards that vision and organize accessibility from the grassroots.

In this workshop about establishing a new context for accessibility in a landscape of restrictive programs and prescriptive regimes, Papalia will introduce participants to the Open Access framework and illustrate the various ways that he has made use of it in his last 10 years working as an artist. Participants from organizations and institutions that serve the public will have the opportunity to reconsider their accessibility and public engagement practices towards the goal of a relational accessibility program that evolves with the culture of the publics that they serve. In one-on-one and small group activities, participants will consider their work in relation to the guiding principles of Open Access; inspiring a broad reframing of the ways institutions engage those at the margins.

Accessibility

To make this event as accessible as possible, the AGGV will be offering the following services:

  • ASL Interpreter (must be requested by April 1)
  • Captioning
  • Transcription (offered about 2 weeks after the live webinar)
  • Recording (offered about 2 weeks after the live webinar)

The AGGV understands access needs are different for everyone, and that these needs can also change and be different every day. To make a specific request, please email Regan Shrumm, Assistant Curator at rshrumm@aggv.ca or phone at 250-896-8266.

Register for the Zoom webinar
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Kickstart Workshop Series: Documenting Your Artwork

Facilitated by: Wendy D of Wendy D Photography

ASL Interpretation will be available. An interpreter will be present with the facilitator and will deliver ASL in tandem with the presenter.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current concerns and safety around the spread of COVID-19 we are working to offer our workshop digitally. We will be providing all registered participants with further details closer to the Workshop date.

Professional photographer and Kickstart Board President Wendy D will be leading this workshop which will have 2 purposes.

First, How to best document your artwork; be it flat work or 3 dimensional; using a DSLR and/or using your phone camera.

Secondly, a discussion of how to use not only those images but how to use photography in your marketing.

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Spring Session (POSTPONED)

Theatre Orangeville Exceptional Players (T.O.E.P.) is a skills-based theatre program using theatre games, music and improv for youth with developmental disabilities. T.O.E.P. participants are encouraged and supported to reach beyond and develop not just theatrical skills, but self-confidence, teamwork skills, and new methods of self expression.

For more information or to register please contact the Theatre Orangeville Box Office at 519-942-3423 or 1-800-424-1295 or email pmarcello@theatreorangeville.ca.

More information on the Theatre Orangeville website

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Sync Canada

Deadline to apply: March 23

About Sync

Sync Leadership is a disabled-led programme exploring Deaf and disabled leadership, founded in 2009 by Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent, two disabled leaders based in the UK.

The programme combines leadership theory with one to one coaching, supporting participants to develop their leadership potential. Sync has already run programmes in Australia, South Korea, Singapore and the UK.

Sync Canada is supported by British Council and Canada Council for the Arts. This May, in Toronto, we will work with Deaf and disabled leaders working in arts, culture, heritage and media in Canada, developing new skills, confidence and solutions so those chosen can move their careers forward with renewed purpose.

More information and how to apply

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Sighted Guide Basics

A person holding the upper arm of a second person on an urban street

Is it okay to say “see you later” to a blind person?
Is it okay to pet someone’s guide dog?
How do you help a blind person cross the road?

This free public workshop is designed to answer these questions and more. Learn how to effectively and confidently guide and assist people who are blind and partially sighted. This workshop will cover basic guiding techniques, communication and etiquette with an emphasis on practical applications and everyday scenarios.

Facilitators: VocalEye Community Outreach Coordinator, Amy Amantea and VocalEye Volunteer Coordinator, Donna Soares.

Limited enrollment. Advance registration is required.

Registration on Eventbrite

Spring 2020 Session – Creative Movement

Poster for Adult Movement Classes at Momo Movement, with a group of dancers in a mirrored studio

Momo Movement brings together individuals of all abilities and levels to be challenged in the joyful practice of dance and theatre skills moving to the music. Through movement and theatrical games we strive to remove as many barriers as possible, so that every individual can feel confident with their own self expression. There is no right or wrong at Momo Movement, if you’re moving, you’re dancing. Facilitate artistic expression through performance.

Momo Movement classes are focused on giving everyone the support they need in order to grow through movement.

Momo classes are a sure way to increase social skills, build community, and have fun!

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Spring 2020 Session – Hip Hop and Line Dance

Poster for Adult Movement Classes at Momo Movement, with a group of dancers in a mirrored studio

Momo Movement brings together individuals of all abilities and levels to be challenged in the joyful practice of dance and theatre skills moving to the music. Through movement and theatrical games we strive to remove as many barriers as possible, so that every individual can feel confident with their own self expression. There is no right or wrong at Momo Movement, if you’re moving, you’re dancing. Facilitate artistic expression through performance.

Momo Movement classes are focused on giving everyone the support they need in order to grow through movement.

Momo classes are a sure way to increase social skills, build community, and have fun!

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More information and registration (Google doc)

Creation Methods with Propeller Dance

Nine dancers on stage under spotlights, seen from above

Presented in partnership with Jumblies Theatre, Tangled Art + Disability and DanceWorks Dance.

Two day workshop series open to artists
When? Tuesday March 3rd, 1-4pm and Wednesday March 4th, 1-4pm
Where? Community Room, 150 Dan Leckie Way (but arrive and gather downstairs at Jumblies Studio, The Ground Floor, 132 Fort York Blvd)

Join Propeller Dance Co-Director Shara Weaver and guest artist Frank Hull for two afternoons of inclusive dance making. Experience an inclusive creation process exploring a theme, utilizing contemporary dance improvisation and technique, sensory investigation and choreography. Day 2 will grow on our learnings from Day 1, including a sharing of our work and an introduction to Propeller Dance’s repertoire Spasticus (Liz Winkelaar). Please let the organizers know of any specific needs you may have. Support personnel are welcome to attend. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water!

To register: Email ruth@jumbliestheatre.org or call 416 203 8428