September 19, 2021
Phoenix The Fire: Music Workshop for Deaf & Hearing Artists
Hosted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture
This workshop is designed as a response to the misperception that music is an art practice solely for hearing artists. Due to the current inaccessibility of the music scene, Deaf artists are excluded from music performances, music lessons, and artistic collaborations.
In this workshop, Gaitrie will work with both Deaf and hearing artists to learn that Deafness shouldn’t be a barrier to enjoying and making music.
This workshop is designed for both Deaf and hearing artists to increase music opportunities by teaching both Deaf and hearing artists to use music to work together, build confidence, develop communication skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression. Understanding music as universal, this workshop aims to bridge communities and enrich lives.
Some of the topics covered within this workshop: the role of music in the Deaf Community, current practices in music workshops, and an exploration of how Deaf and hearing artists can work together to learn about the process of practising music, making music, and performing music differently.
Submissions must be received no later than September 10, 2021.
This workshop has limited capacity and will include 10 artists – 5 who are Deaf and 5 who are hearing.
ASL & live captioning available.