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February 28

Open Call to Deaf and Disability Identified Artists

  • Harbourfront Centre
  • Call for Submissions

International call out to Deaf and disability identified visual artists. CoMotion Festival 2022 seeks creative proposals for an art installation called Not Born Yesterday, Not Going Away.

Curated by…

  • Online

February 28

In Conversation with The Darlings

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Join The Darlings, aka Continental Breakfast, PM, Rose Butch and Maiden China, and Intrepid Theatre’s Sean Guist for this free online artist talk. This casual conversation is meant to give you a…

  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Live Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

February 28

Call for Applications: Femme Film School

  • reachAbility Association
  • Call for Submissions

The reachAbility Femme Film School is a project that will focus on providing the introductory tools, training, experience, and opportunities necessary for women, 2SLGBTQIA+, and femme identifying…

  • Online

February 28

Neurodivergent Hangouts - Online Board Games & Chat!

  • Special Event

We are hosting neurodivergent hangouts every last Sunday of the month! We will be playing online or Jackbox games, watching videos, or just chatting--whatever everyone feels like doing.

These are…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Live Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

February 27

Black Deaf Artists Panel

  • Inclusive Canada
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Join us for a panel discussion regarding the intersectionality of Deaf culture with the hurdles between accessibility and racism.

Please join us in a panel of Black Deaf professional artists from…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • ASL Interpretation

February 26

Call for Submissions: Rose's Buds

  • Call for Submissions

Rose’s Buds is a Digital Cabaret and Talk Show curated by Rose Goodwin showcasing emerging Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming performers as part of the 2021 Paprika Festival…

  • Online

February 26

Inside Out International Financing Forum

  • Inside Out Film Festival
  • Grants / Funding

Inside Out’s International Financing Forum (IFF) is the first LGBTQ finance forum of its kind in the world. It is now a top incubator for Canadian and International LGBTQ filmmakers.

Now entering its…

  • Online

February 26

Finding Your Story Through Movement

  • Public Energy Performing Arts
  • Workshop / Course

The Common Threads Collective is excited to offer their third workshop series in their Land(ing) project, supported through the Public Energy artist in residence program and the Ontario Arts Council.

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream

February 25

Awakenings Artist Mentorship Open Call

  • Soulpepper Theatre Company
  • Call for Submissions

The 2021 edition of the Awakenings Artist Mentorship program is in partnership with Weyni Mengesha and Soulpepper Theatre Company. Five artists will be selected in this Open Call to work alongside…

  • Online

February 25

Artist Talk: Tsēmā Igharas

  • grunt gallery
  • Exhibition
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Join artist Tsēmā Igharas and curator Natasha Chaykowski for an online discussion of grunt gallery's current exhibition "Black Gold."

"Black Gold" by Tahltan artist Tsēmā Igharas approaches mining…

  • Captions
  • Online

February 25

Belonging - Accessibility & Advocacy in the Museum

  • Artist Talk / Panel

What does it mean to be accessible? Who are museums/exhibitions/programs currently designed for? How do we reach a full spectrum of community members with the resources we have? What opportunities are…

  • Online

February 25

Pacific Museum of Earth - Virtual Tour

  • Kudoz
  • Special Event

We can’t go to the museum, so Daniel’s going to bring the museum to us! We’re going to go on an adventure through time: using fossils to explore how life on Earth has evolved. From there, we’ll talk…

  • Online

February 25

Who are We? Branding 101 for Artists

  • Artist Talk / Panel

An artist’s “brand” is not just a label, a logo, or a signature—instead, it is one of the most powerful marketing tools you can have. Your brand is what you're known for. Good branding is the act of…

  • Free Event
  • Online

February 24

Dr. Agnes Calliste Lecture Series: African Heritage Lecture

  • Artist Talk / Panel

In association with the Dr. Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture Series, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Rachel Zellars, Lawyer and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Justice and…

  • Live Stream
  • Live Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Free Event
  • Online

February 24

Exploring Black & Indigenous Futurisms 2021

  • University of Toronto
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Hart House Black Futures Series invites you to join us for a continued conversation at the crossroads of art, culture and community to hear how Black and Indigenous artists are grappling with their…

  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 23

Call for Applications: Manager, Community Engagement

  • Job Posting

Reporting to the Director, Operations, this position oversees The 519’s community engagement and capacity building efforts through meaningful and responsive community-based programming, information…

  • Online

February 23 - February 28

The Darlings Uncensored

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Performance

As part of our Winter Series we are offering free online programming. This performance will be available to watch on demand anytime between noon on Tuesday February 23 and midnight on Sunday February…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Closed Captions
  • Free Event

February 22

Call for Artists for Performing Arts Residencies

  • Call for Submissions

The Anvil Centre Theatre and Art Services departments are seeking local performance-based artists and collectives to participate in a pilot residency program at Anvil Centre.

Two calls have been…

February 23 - February 28

Halifax Black Film Festival 2021

Presented by TD in collaboration with Global News, the Halifax Black Film Festival (HBFF) celebrates African Heritage Month. This Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the…

  • Online

February 22

Case Study: El Alto

  • Critical Distance Centre For Curators (CDCC)
  • Artist Talk / Panel

"Case Study: El Alto" is a conversation with Maria del Carmen Camarena, Eliza Chandler, Saada El-Akhrass, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Sean Lee, and Beatriz Miranda, moderated by Aidan Moesby.

This…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions
  • Audio Description
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 21

Call for Artists - Moonwake: A Series of Audio-Dramas

  • Call for Submissions

Sound the Alarm is investing in the creation of a 5 episode series of audio-dramas that will feature 5 independent stories by 5 diverse voices with 5 different casts and designers. 

  • Online

February 21

My Body's Keeper: Q&A with artist Sharoni Sibony

  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Zoom talk and Q&A with Sharoni Sibony, artist of the Gallery at the J's February exhibit, My Body's Keeper.

This series of works on paper weaves together the visual vocabularies of communal Jewish…

  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Online

February 21

'FIXED' Documentary Screening and Discussion

  • ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)
  • Screening

Join us as we watch and discuss this award-winning documentary exploring the social impact of human biotechnologies. 7:00 Film Screening 8:15 Panel, Q&A Presented in partnership with Temple Emmanu-El…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 20

the prelude - Ryan Knighton

  • Theatre Passe Muraille
  • Artist Talk / Panel

For our second digital Prelude event of the season, Theatre Passe Muraille welcomes author Ryan Knighton (Cockeyed; C’mon Papa: Dispatches from a Dad in the Dark) in conversation with Accessibility…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions
  • Online

February 19 - February 26

OUTstages After Dark | Cabaret Livestream Series

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Performance

As part of our Winter Series we are offering free online programming. This livestream series will be available to view live on our Facebook page, and can be viewed on demand at later dates.

Raucous…

  • Captions
  • Online

February 19

Hip Hop is Everything Part II

  • Kudoz
  • Workshop / Course

Earlier in the month we had the chance to hear from Kelly about the colourful history of Hip Hop from how people used graffiti to spread ideas to how hip hop dance became a way to fight for social…

  • Free Event
  • Online

February 19

Artist Workshop: Drag makeup with Rose Butch

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Workshop / Course

Join Rose Butch, one of Vancouver’s most celebrated drag performers, for an interactive drag makeup workshop. Rose self describes as a “non-binary Drag Thing” who is known for striking makeup and an…

  • Live Captions
  • Free Event
  • Online

February 19

Call for Submissions: Young Playwrights Unit 2021

  • Call for Submissions

The Young Playwrights Unit (YPU) is a FREE training experience for young people who are curious and passionate about play-making. We take a page from our professional play development programs to…

  • Online

February 18 - February 24

Mx

  • The Cultch
  • Performance

Beneath layers of identity, can blood equal belonging?

What of our culture lives within us, and how much is determined by our upbringing? If a part of your identity has never been nurtured, do…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 18

Design for Play: An intro to Digital Immersive Theatre

  • Listen to Dis' Community Arts Organization
  • Workshop / Course

This February 18th, 2021 from 6pm until 8pm CST, Listen to Dis' Community Arts Organization is hosting a digital theatre workshop, "Design for Play: An intro to Digital Immersive Theatre" with Torien…

  • Free Event
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 18

Neurographic Drawing

  • Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts
  • Workshop / Course

The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts turns 18 this year and we are excited to celebrate and connect with all of you. We won’t be able to throw our usual party this year, so instead we're hosting a…

  • Free Event
  • Online

February 16

Pivot for Individuals

  • Grants / Funding

The Pivot for Individuals** **program assists professional artists, cultural practitioners, and arts administrators to adapt and transition their practice in response to changes in the arts and…

  • Online

February 16

Learn the ins & outs of touring with Pearle!

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Workshop / Course

Pearle Harbour aka OUTstages alum Justin Miller has toured across the country with two different original productions, and before COVID cancelled her plans, was set to take her shows on the road again…

  • Live Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Online

February 16

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance Verbal Description Tour

  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Exhibition

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance is presented as part of the inaugural UOVO Prize for an emerging Brooklyn artist. John Edmonds is best known for his use of photography and video to create sensitive…

  • Audio Description
  • Online

February 16

Armchair Travel to Saskatchewan ft. Faizaan

  • Kudoz
  • Special Event

Back by popular demand Faizaan will be taking us across the wild planes of Saskatchewan or beheld the beauty of bountiful wheat fields! Why not escape the confines of quarantine for an afternoon with…

  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Online

February 16

In Motion and Momentum Plus

  • Call for Submissions

For persons with disabilities ages 18+ Must live within the Halifax Regional Municipality

  • Online

February 15

Call for Proposals: Performance Resolution(s)

  • Call for Submissions

It goes without saying that 2020 changed everything. (We resolve never to say, "it goes without saying" again.) The past year brought many changes to performance and live art practice. What happens to…

  • Online

February 15

conVERGE Micro-residency for IBPoC Artists

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Call for Submissions

conVERGE is a new micro-residency and mentorship program that supports emerging and early-career Indigenous, Black, and artists of colour to develop work in 2021, offered through a partnership between…

  • Online

February 15

Call for Applications: OUTstages Residency Program

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Call for Submissions

This residency program is a one year program, that is designed to support one local (Victoria/Lekwungen Territory or Southern Vancouver Island based) artist, company, or collective who self-identify…

  • Online

February 15

Call for submissions - Pitch Perfect

  • The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
  • Call for Submissions

FOLD 2021 will see the return of PITCH PERFECT, an exciting event where aspiring authors can connect directly with editors and agents to gain feedback on their work.

In 2021, Pitch Perfect will once…

  • Online

February 15

Call for Applications: Managing Director

  • Neworld Theatre
  • Job Posting

Neworld Theatre is one of Vancouver’s leading and best-known independent theatre/ performance companies, and an integral part of a highly collaborative community that has evolved in the Vancouver…

  • Online

February 15

Request For Quotations: Logo & Graphic Design

  • Call for Submissions

The Engendering Disability-Inclusive Development (EDID) is looking for an artist or designer to provide a quote for creating a logo and graphic design elements for an international disability…

  • Online

February 14 - February 21

Access Dance Festival

  • Workshop / Course

A celebratory event for dance instructors and dance students with visible and non visible disabilities to discover, explore, and integrate best practices for teaching and learning the art of dance and…

  • Closed Captions
  • Online

February 14

Pride Week 2021 - Artist Mosaic & Collection

  • Call for Submissions

What is it? We’re using images to create an interactive virtual mosaic highlighting the work of 2SLGBTQ+ artists from the University and Edmonton area.

Who can join? Any and all 2SLGBTQ+ artists…

  • Online

February 14

Share the Love

  • CRIPSiE
  • Special Event

Join us on Valentine's Day to share the love...wear your loveliest outfit. Please RSVP!

  • Online

February 14

Valentine's Day with Propeller Dance

  • Propeller Dance
  • Screening
  • Workshop / Course

Looking for a date night activity this Valentine’s Day? Join us on Sunday, February 14 at 2pm for a special live virtual event!

The live celebration will start with a** screening of a compilation** of…

  • Closed Captions
  • Online

February 14

The Creative Motivation You Need Right Now!

  • Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture Digital Workshop Series Presents, The Creative Motivation You Need Right Now!

Creativity and productivity are not always a constant in our lives and we can't look…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Closed Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 13

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance ASL Tour

  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Exhibition

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance is presented as part of the inaugural UOVO Prize for an emerging Brooklyn artist. John Edmonds is best known for his use of photography and video to create sensitive…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

February 13 - February 20

Pro D Workshop: Describing Opera

  • VocalEye
  • Workshop / Course

This two-part workshop explores different approaches to describing opera for audience members who are blind and partially sighted.

Part One will look at the preparation of the audio description script…

  • Discounted Tickets Available
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 13

Black Core Improv Workshop

  • Workshop / Course

In this two hour workshop, we will play games and exercises to introduce you to the core skills of improvised comedy.

No prior experience is required.

Do you identify as Black? This workshop is for…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 12

Call for Submissions: ART IS MOVEMENT

  • The Disability Collective
  • Call for Submissions

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 12th, 2021.

The Disability Collective is seeking submissions from disabled artists of all art forms for our first event, ART IS MOVEMENT: A Virtual…

  • Online

February 12

Tangled Art Talks: Bruce Horak

  • Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
  • Tangled Art + Disability
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Spurred by disability justice and the desire for more equitable and intersectional futures, the disability arts movement pushes forward with a renewed political intentionality to disrupt normative…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 11

Dr. Agnes Calliste Lecture Series: Black Student Voices Circle

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Mr. DeRico Symonds, a community leader in social justice issues from Halifax, Nova Scotia will deliver a public keynote address titled, “Liberation, Agitation & Collective Resistance” as part of the…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Online

February 11

ALLways: Making your Art Accessible

  • Kinetic Light
  • Workshop / Course

Are you ready to explore ways to expand your creative process by making your art and your process accessible? 

  • Learn WHY and HOW equitable access practice benefits your art, artists, and audiences.
  • Build your audience with smart, accessible communications, outreach, and community building techniques
  • Create equitable and meaningful access f
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions
  • Audio Description
  • Online

February 11

Western Smartphone Film Festival

  • Festival
  • Screening

Join us for the sixth annual Western Smartphone Film Festival (online version)!

During the festival we will be…

  • Screening the top ten submissions
  • Announcing first, second, and third place winners
  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 10

Creative Micro-Grants for Youth in Canada

  • Grants / Funding

Open to all creative youth and youth-led groups between the ages of 14-19 in Canada. Grant recipients must attend a short info session on Feb 20th from 2-3:00PM EST.

Each project must focus on…

  • Online

February 10 - February 13

11:11 by Samson Bonkeabantu Brown

  • Theatre Passe Muraille
  • Performance

Where the spirit world and the real-world meet, lies a world unapologetically crafted and performed by critically acclaimed trans identified artist, Samson Bonkeabantu Brown. A digital production from…

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Closed Captions
  • Discounted Tickets Available
  • Online

February 10 - February 20

Rhubarb Festival

  • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
  • Festival

Canada’s longest-running new works festival is a hotbed of experimentation, where artists explore new possibilities in theatre, dance, music, and performance art.

This year, Rhubarb proposes an…

  • Online

February 10

PUSH.PULL Speaker Series - Politics of Seduction

  • Aluna Theatre
  • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Politics of Seduction: Desire and the radicalized body Featuring: Cat Zaddy, Dolly Berlin, Ivory, Rania El Mugammar, Ravyn Wngz.

Cabaret gives space to cultivate the audacity to highlight bodies as…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Online

February 10 - February 21

Toronto Black Film Festival 2021

  • Festival
  • Screening

The Toronto Black Film Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world. A dynamic, refreshing and audacious Festival…

  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 9

Artist Connect: Meet Propeller Dance

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Move and groove with Canada’s biggest integrated dance company. We look forward to sharing with you! At Propeller, we believe that dance is for all bodies and all bodies are good for dance. Presenting…

  • Live Stream

February 8

Church-Wellesley Call for Digital Art Proposals

  • Church-Wellesley Village
  • Call for Submissions

We are calling for artists to help us bring beauty to a space in transition in The Village. The artwork will be printed and displayed at 562 Church Street, the previous home to the bar Slacks…

  • Online

February 9

Call for Submissions: Stages Theatre Festival

  • Eastern Front Theatre
  • Call for Submissions

​Call for Submissions Halifax/Kjipuktuk, NS - Eastern Front Theatre is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 28th annual STAGES THEATRE FESTIVAL. Current outside dates for the festival…

  • Online

February 7

Call for Artists! Unmute: Virtual Artist Residency

  • ArtsUNITE
  • Call for Submissions

Are you interested in gaining experience, building networks and professional skills needed to launch or expand your artistic practice?  

artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts is thrilled to launch Unmute: Virtual Artist Residency, a 3-week online artist residency program taking place in March 2021. artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts will curate up to 6 Canadian artists to create 3 weeks of programming and activations during our National launch. Encouraging creative approaches to entrepreneurship, professional development, and artistic tools…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

February 7

PIVOT Black Artist Resource Fund

  • Nia Centre for the Arts
  • Grants / Funding

PIVOT is a Black Artist Resource Fund developed by Nia Centre for the Arts through funding received from the Government of Ontario. This initiative aims to address the needs of Black artists in…

  • Online

February 7

Expansion Presents: Where Are The Black Artists?

  • Artist Talk / Panel

So... Where are the Black artists? Hiding or hidden? In this interactive conversation with Syrus Marcus Ware, we explore the simultaneous hyper visibility and invisibility of Black creatives in Canada…

  • Online

February 7

Call for Applications: Mentor in Residence Program

  • Neighbourhood Arts Network
  • Call for Submissions

Presented in partnership with North York Arts, the Mentor in Residence program supports career planning, project development, and developing entrepreneurial skills through virtual consultation…

  • Online

February 7

Call for Applications: Public Art Officer

  • Job Posting

Join the City of Toronto's Economic Development & Culture Division as a Public Art Officer and oversee the implementation of City's 10-Year Public Art Strategy. Working in consultation with the…

  • Online

February 6

Disability Justice 101 with Sarah Jama

  • Workshop / Course

In this workshop you will learn about the history of disability justice, explore links between ableism and white supremacy, and learn about ways to incorporate disability justice frameworks into…

  • Live Stream
  • Live Captions
  • Free Event
  • Online

February 5 - February 7

Embrace Performance: Chilly

  • Screening

February 5th at 5pm PST to February 7th at 5pm PST

Embrace: Performance invites you to dive into the wintry world of Chilly. Chilly is a playful piece of filmed theatre experience, created and…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions
  • Online

February 5

Inkling: Special Presentation

  • Red Dress Productions
  • Performance

Save the date for an Inkling Special Presentation! On February 5th 2021, Red Dress Productions is proud to present the video/performance works of 4 Inkling Enacted projects: A Creature, Untamed; The…

  • Open Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 5 - February 26

American Sign Language Free Classes

  • Workshop / Course

As the Disability Justice Network of Ontario continues to create an inclusive future, We would like to introduce ASL classes, Free for all who sign up ! Classes will start January 8th, 2021 at 5pm-6pm…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 5

Call for Applications: Digital Content Manager

  • Luminato Festival
  • Job Posting

Luminato is Toronto’s international festival of arts and ideas. Each June in Toronto, Luminato presents a multitude of transformative artistic experiences that provoke, delight and inspire a wide rage…

  • Online

February 5

Call for Calgary and Southern Alberta LGBTQ2S+ Writers

  • Theatre Calgary
  • Call for Submissions

Theatre Calgary is seeking play submissions for our inaugural Page to Stage New Works Festival, taking place (online) March 9 – 14, 2021. (More information on this festival will be announced in the…

  • Online

February 4

Call for Submissions: Colouring Book Illustrator

  • Call for Submissions

Green Thumb Theatre is seeking a BC-based illustrator to design a colouring book for children ages 5 to 10. Illustrations will be based on Dave Deveau’s award-winning play, CELESTIAL BEING.

Celeste is an Autistic* 9-year-old with a big imagination and a deep love for outer space. After experiencing bullying at school, Celeste is made to feel like she’ll never fit in on Earth. Searching for a place where she can belong, Celeste starts building a rocket ship out of objects from around her house so that she can blast off to “Celestia”, a planet where everyone sees the world the way she does. When Celeste meets Martin, a new boy at school who loves space just as much as she does, her adventure takes a new turn. CELESTIAL BEING explores the different pathways to friendship, and the importance of welcoming a wide range…

  • Online

February 3 - February 6

Geordie Theatre Fest 2021

  • Geordie Theatre
  • Festival
  • Performance

This special event gives all ages the chance to discover great works in Theatre for Young Audiences with staged readings in collaboration with the National Theatre School of Canada, our acclaimed…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Visual Story
  • Online

February 1 - February 6

PushOFF 2021

  • Theatre Replacement
  • Company 605
  • Festival

PushOFF is an independently produced, artist-run curated platform of tour-ready work and projects in development that takes place annually in Vancouver. A hyper-local showcase, PushOFF maximizes…

  • Online

February 1

Call for Applications: Development Manager

  • JAYU
  • Job Posting

Deadline: February 1st at 11:59PM EST

Founded in 2012, JAYU is a registered charity that shares human rights stories through the arts and engaging dialogue.

The Development Manager creates and…

  • Online

February 1

Call for Submissions - 2021 FOLD Program

  • The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
  • Call for Submissions

Submissions to the 2021 FOLD Festival Program are now open!

Every year, the FOLD publishes a unique Festival Program which includes the festival schedule and information and articles and essays from…

  • Online

February 1

Call for Applications: Artistic Director

  • Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture
  • Job Posting

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading disability arts and culture organization as a key member of our team. For this Director position, we are looking for an individual with the ability to…

  • Online

February 1

21 Black Futures

  • Performance

As the company enters its 21st year of operations, in February 2021, during Black History Month, Obsidian Theatre will premiere 21 BLACK FUTURES. An anthology of 21 filmed monodramas, commissioned…

  • Online

February 1 - February 28

My Body's Keeper

  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)
  • Exhibition

This series of works on paper weaves together the visual vocabularies of communal Jewish prayer -- Torah scrolls, cases, pointers, and more -- and the artist’s own objects of pain management for…

  • Online

February 1 - February 28

Colour Palette: A Black Artist Showcase

  • SKETCH
  • Exhibition

We’re dedicating our official online gallery launch on sketch.ca to Colour Palette: A Black Artist Showcase taking place on February 1 exclusively on sketch.ca. Colour Palette is a collection of works…

February 1 - February 28

Kuumba

  • Harbourfront Centre
  • Festival

Toronto’s longest running Black History Month festival, Kuumba, presented by the TD Ready Commitment, returns for its 26th edition to celebrate the Black community standing in our Blackness, forward…

  • Online

February 1

Call for Artists: Spirituality, Art, and Community

  • Outsiders and Others
  • posAbilities
  • Call for Submissions

Outsiders and Others is partnering with Christ Church Cathedral, and posAbilities, and are looking for artists that are self-taught and/or under represented, to participate in a curated exhibition at…

  • Online

January 31

Call for Artists – CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency

  • STEPS Public Art
  • Call for Submissions

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, January 31st, 2021 11:59pm EST

STEPS believes public art has the ability to challenge the systemic inequities that exist in public space. In support of this important…

  • Online

January 30 - January 31

Basic Income: An Artists' Commission

  • Artist Talk / Panel

How could a Basic Income transform the lives of artists and cultural workers? The federal government has stressed that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was only ever meant to be a…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

January 29

Describer Cafe

  • VocalEye
  • Special Event

Friday, January 29 will feature special guests Nathan Geering and Mo Pickering-Symes who will tell us about The Rationale Method, a new approach to dance description that Geering created. Monthly cafe…

  • Audio Description
  • Online

January 29

Feminist Unconference

  • Nightwood Theatre
  • Conference

Ring in the new year by connecting and collaborating this January! Examining the theme of Liberated Feminist Futures, theatre practitioners are invited to listen, lead and dive deep at our second…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

January 29

Call for Submissions: 2021 Toronto LGBT Film Festival

  • Inside Out Film Festival
  • Call for Submissions

Submit your films for Inside Out 2021!

We are looking for Narrative Features and Shorts, Documentary Features and Shorts and Experimental films.

Early Bird Deadline: December 4, 2020 Regular Deadline…

  • Online

January 29

Call for Applications: Communications Assistant

  • SKETCH
  • Job Posting

The Communications Assistant is primarily responsible for coordinating and supporting the development of organization's social media platforms and will clearly and creatively communicate organization…

  • Online

January 29

Indigenous Visual Artists Materials

  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Grants / Funding

The 2020-2021 program is open from August 2020 until January 29, 2021.

The program supports Ontario-based First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists working in the visual arts, crafts or traditional…

  • Online

January 28

Agency Associate

  • STEPS Public Art
  • Job Posting

APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY JANUARY 28, 2021, 11:59 PM PACIFIC TIME

We are seeking a creative, energetic and organized team player with a passion for placemaking who is eager to develop creative…

  • Online

January 28

Engagement Coordinator

  • STEPS Public Art
  • Job Posting

APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY JANUARY 28, 2021, 11:59PM PACIFIC TIME

We are seeking a creative, energetic and organized team player with passion for forging new partnerships, amplifying the work of…

  • Online

January 28

Program Assistant

  • STEPS Public Art
  • Job Posting

APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY JANUARY 28, 2021, 11:59PM EASTERN TIME

This position is funded through the City of Toronto’s Investing in Neighbourhoods program.

  • Online

January 28 - February 13

The View From Inside #5 & #6

  • All Bodies Dance
  • Performance

The View From Inside is an improvised dance score designed to be performed inside our homes. It is an opportunity to witness, perform and be connected to other dancers across the screen. The View from…

  • ASL by Request
  • ASL Interpretation

January 27

Careers in the Arts Youth and Young Adult Mentorship

  • Mentorship Opportunity

Creative Manitoba’s Careers in the Arts youth and young adult mentorship programs provide opportunities for youth and young adults to be exposed to careers in arts and culture. Participants are…

  • Online

January 26 - February 19

Making a Living Making Art Series

  • Neighbourhood Arts Network
  • Workshop / Course

A free professional development workshop series for creative entrepreneurs that provides opportunities for artists to gain valuable information, skills and insights on creating and sustaining a…

  • Online

January 25

Call for Papers: Disability Justice Activism Now

  • Call for Submissions

CONTENT WARNING: Our call for submissions speaks on issues of policing, COVID-19, anti-Blackness, trans/misogynoir, racism, transphobia, and ableism.

Throughout this pandemic, we have seen the ways…

  • Online

January 25 - February 12

Here I Am Exhibit

  • JAYU
  • Exhibition

Curator: Lateefa Farah

This year, JAYU has hosted and provided a platform for young and upcoming Black artists in Toronto to showcase their creativity, message and artistic abilities. Ten special…

  • Online

January 24

Call for Expressions of Interest: Homebodies

  • All Bodies Dance
  • Call for Submissions

HOMEBODIES is a choreographic project leading to the creation of new pieces of solo choreography performed in participants' homes. The 6-week project led by ABDP co-founder Naomi Brand, seeks to…

  • Online

January 24 - January 31

Poetry and Prose Writing From the Body-Mind

  • Workshop / Course

This workshop welcomes writers with disabilities and our allies, to practice our own writing in different formats, individually and in group compositions, building upon each others’ work and existing…

  • Online

January 24 - February 28

READY DANCE Youth Project

  • All Bodies Dance
  • Workshop / Course

Join us to move, play and dance together! This session we will explore contemporary dance, improvisation and choreography with the addition of live music by Ben Brown. Participants will experience the…

  • Online

January 23 - February 27

Stratagem: Black Queer Futures

  • Cicely Blain Consulting
  • Conference

Stratagem: Black Queer Futures is a series of virtual talks and workshops by Black activists, thought-leaders and revolutionaries that dive deep into the nuance of Black queer identity, resistance and…

  • CART
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

January 22 - January 24

The Cave

  • The Cultch
  • Performance
  • Screening

An apocalyptic cabaret about the climate crisis and why the animals sought refuge.

A group of animals flee from a vicious forest fire and seek refuge in Bear’s cave. Waiting out the inferno, they…

  • Captions
  • Online

January 22 - January 29

ReFrame Film Festival 2021

  • Festival
  • Screening

Between January 22 - 29, you will be able to watch all films in the ReFrame 2021 film program from the comfort of your own home. Films will be available to watch on-demand for the duration of the…

  • Online

January 22

Job opportunity: Re•Storying Autism in Education

  • Brandon University
  • Job Posting

The Re•Storying Autism in Education project is an arts-based, community-engaged multimedia storytelling project and international collaboration of autistic, neurodivergent and non-autistic educators…

  • Online

January 22 - January 27

Levels of Access: Bandwidth, Translation, and Virtual Spaces,

  • The Blackwood Gallery
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Panel discussion, part of Running with Concepts: The Mediatic Edition.

Anita Say Chan, Sean Lee, Carmen Papalia

While the proliferation of online events has lessened some barriers to physical access…

  • Online

January 21 - January 24

Ciné Fierté - Petite fille

  • Inside Out Film Festival
  • Screening

Sasha has always known exactly who she is and, at seven years of age, she is letting the world know, too.

As society fails to treat her like other children her age, Sasha’s supportive family lead a…

  • Subtitles
  • Online

January 21 - January 24

Next Stage Community Booster

  • Toronto Fringe
  • Festival

This four-day event will be a boost of energy, ideas, creativity, and friendship for those enduring an isolated pandemic winter. This event replaces the 14th annual Next Stage Theatre Festival, which…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions
  • Transcripts
  • Live Stream
  • Online

January 21

The Collaborative Poem Project

  • Listen to Dis' Community Arts Organization
  • Workshop / Course

On January 21st from 6pm until 8pm, join Danielle Richardson for a free collaborative writing workshop over Zoom where we will work together to create something new. Using different writing/creating…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

January 16 - January 23

Describing Dance in Two Acts

  • VocalEye
  • Workshop / Course

In these workshops, three professional describers from the UK will outline their approaches to describing different kinds of dance for audience members who are blind and partially sighted. There will…

  • Audio Description
  • Online

January 15

Disabled BIPOC Emerging Artist Micro Grant

  • Cyborg Circus Project
  • Grants / Funding

The Cyborg Circus Project and the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) are proud to present the Disabled BIPOC Artist Micro-grant Program. This program is a one-time micro grant opportunity…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

January 12 - January 31

Wildside Festival

  • Screening
  • Festival

Centaur’s annual festival of cutting edge theatre geared especially for the wild and adventurous.

No tickets required! Watch the digital shows, any place, any time, after each premiere date.

Live on…

  • Online

January 10 - January 31

Tippi and Stan

  • Performance

"Tippi and Stan" is a four part mini series starting on Jan 10 with part 1 it continues each Sunday through Jan 31.

When Tippi and Stan meet their lives change. Tippi's sheltered world is opened by…

  • Audio Description
  • Online

January 10 - February 7

Made in Manitoba: Safe at Home Theatre Arts Series

  • Workshop / Course

Winnipeg Studio Theatre presents: Made in Manitoba Masterclass Series - Theatre Arts Edition

It’s with huge thanks to the Government of Manitoba that we can offer this Safe at Home Theatre Arts Series…

  • ASL by Request
  • Free Event
  • Online

January 8 - January 26

High Performance Rodeo

  • One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre
  • Festival

The High PerformanceRodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is an annual festival that animates the city in January with an array of live performances from around the world. Featuring…

  • Online

January 4 - January 28

Mental Health Film Series

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
  • Workman Arts
  • Screening
  • Artist Talk / Panel

When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts. In the lead up to the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 28, we’re showcasing free docs-and-conversations about mental…

  • Online

December 12

Opulent Mobility 2020 artist talk

  • Opulent Mobility
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Opulent Mobility is an annual group exhibit that re-imagines disability as opulent and powerful. Join the artists of Opulent Mobility 2020 as they discuss their art, disability, and their involvement…

  • Transcripts
  • Closed Captions
  • Audio Description
  • Online

December 12

Open Conversations with Aislinn Thomas

  • Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
  • Artist Talk / Panel

The next installment of KWAG's Open Conversations series is inspired by 'A piece of cloth, held taut,' a series of experimental visual descriptions commissioned for KWAG’s winter 2020 exhibition, The…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • CART
  • Online

December 11

Cycles Movement Practice

  • Workshop / Course

Invitation to join in Maxine Heppner's CYCLES movement practice. Designed for all bodies, the Goal is > to Dance like Yourself > with intention and fluidity. The work is particularly effective for…

  • Live Stream
  • Online

December 10 - January 28

Call for Submissions: Breakthroughs Film Festival 2021

  • Breakthroughs Film Festival
  • Call for Submissions

Late Deadline: January 28, 2021

Now in its 10th amazing year, the Breakthroughs Film Festival is devoted exclusively to showcasing short films in ANY genre by emerging women & non-binary directors.

  • Online

December 9

Grant Writing for Young Black Artists

  • Nia Centre for the Arts
  • Workshop / Course

Are you a young Black artist or youth organizer? Have you been thinking about applying for funding for your projects but are unsure where to start?

In this session, we will explore the basics of…

  • Online

December 9

Disability on Film: The Peanut Butter Falcon

  • ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Film lovers! Make sure to sign up for this month’s #disabilityonfilm. Together with @amuredda we will be taking a critical look at ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’. Event will be on Zoom. Click link in bio…

December 4

Playwriting Circle Public Reading

  • Realwheels Theatre

Celebrate the creativity of emerging playwrights as we read excerpts of scripts they’ve been working on this session.

  • ASL Interpretation

December 3 - December 5

BAAFF

November 25

Gimpy: A New Musical

  • Realwheels Theatre
  • Reading

This event is an online reading of Gimpy: A New Musical. The piece follows Soren, a young woman with a disability living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who dreams of becoming a Broadway musical star.

  • ASL Interpretation

November 16 - December 11

Inkling Enacted Digital Spotlight series

  • Red Dress Productions
  • Performance

Introducing the Inkling Enacted Project Spotlight series! Inkling Enacted is a festival of new performance and works-in-progress. Originally set to take place in the Spring of 2020, and postponed due…

  • Open Captions
  • Closed Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Transcripts
  • ASL Performance
  • British Columbia

November 13 - November 26

Art Apart

  • Cool Arts Society
  • Exhibition

The inspiration behind the Art Apart exhibition is that although many of us have had to be separated during this time, which has been especially hard on individuals with disabilities and health issues…

November 10 - November 20

Groundswell Festival

  • Nightwood Theatre
  • Festival
  • Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Transcripts

November 9 - December 4

Artsweek SHIFT: Post-Code Tour

  • Virtual Tour

Post-Code Tour is an experimental project that brings together three local artists: Sioux Lily, Derek Newman-Stille, and Bethany LeBlonc. Building new worlds through video, images, and texts, the…

  • Online

November 7 - December 5

Propeller Dance Digital Classes

  • Propeller Dance
  • Workshop / Course

Through our Children’s, Youth and Adult Recreational Dance Programs, Propeller Dance provides dance education and training through on-going dance classes that take place weekly between September and…

  • British Columbia

November 7 - December 6

Nothing Without Us

  • Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture
  • Exhibition
  • British Columbia

October 21 - January 24

Resurgence: Indigequeer Identities

  • Exhibition

This new exhibition celebrates the deeply personal and profound work of four emerging 2Spirit artists – and their unique identities and stories as queer Indigenous people. The featured works by…