Tangled Art + Disability is currently accepting applications from Canadian Mad, Deaf, & disability identified artists from across Canada to take part in an upcoming series titled Flourishing.
We are searching for seven (7) artists from across Canada to contribute artistic work centering the experiences of Deaf, Mad and disability-identified folk in exploring what it means to “flourish”. With this exhibition series we seek to discover and expand new understandings of flourishing and to affirm how we may live and thrive even when society may expect differently. Flourishing can and does happen in unexpected ways, despite widely held ableist beliefs that disability, frailty and suffering make it no longer possible.
We invite applications from artists at any stage in their career/practice. We encourage applications from artists in any field, including but not limited to:
We welcome perspectives that are intersectional and reflecting Deaf, Mad and disability cultures from diverse lived experiences including LGBTQQIIA, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour communities. Interested artists should share with us: where they are in their career, what is their creative practice and how this collaboration might support their practice at this time.
There is a form to apply though the Tangled website below. Within the application tell us about yourself, where you are from, and about the kind of art you make.
Submissions must be received by March 22, 2018. We will not accept late applications.
Only submissions from Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists will be considered. Artists whose creative practice involves or includes a personal support worker, assistant or an essential collaborator are welcome to apply.