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Event Access

  • Audio Description
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions

January 21, 2022 - April 1, 2022

BEING Home

Hosted by Tangled Art + Disability

In March of 2020 BEING Studio came together online to continue to connect and create during Ontario’s first lockdown. Artists and facilitators met on video calls to connect, create and share artwork. In this online space, bedrooms transformed into stages, kitchen tables became studios, household items became art supplies, and family transformed into creative assistants. This online space developed its own culture. A culture marked by rituals of greeting, celebration, care, creation and recognition. These rituals have been a way to expand a shared culture of access, self-determination, and interdependence. Today, we continue to meet online to form accessible spaces for exchange, exploration and connection. 

BEING Studio opened its doors in 2002 under the name H’Art of Ottawa. The studio supports artists with developmental disabilities who are working in visual art and creative writing.

At BEING, artists have access to the space, the tools, and the representation to create and commercialize their visual art and creative writing. Each artist is encouraged and supported in achieving their unique creative and professional goals, whether to become more prolific, profitable, or simply to find focus for their creative practice.

Accessibility

Tangled Art Gallery is in a barrier-free location. Audio description will be available for the exhibition as well as a guided tour. We will have ASL interpreters, attendant care, and live captioning during public engagements. Service animals are welcome. We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment.

If you’d like to learn more about being scent-free, Aislinn Thomas has creating the resource Fragrance Free at the RMG and Tangled Art + Disability (PDF).

Organizations

Tangled Art + Disability

401 Richmond Street West, Studio 124, Toronto, ON, Canada

Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.