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June 10, 2022

Call for Artists: Curation As Care

Hosted by Tangled Art + Disability

Tangled Art + Disability’s 2021 Curator in Residence Max Ferguson is inviting artists to participate in an upcoming exhibition entitled ‘Curation As Care’, tentatively slated to open December 2022.

They are inviting artists from the Disabled, d/Deaf, chronically ill, neurodivergent, k/crip, Mad, sick & spoonie community to work from their needs and most honest selves, and to engage with the theme of silence and/or silenced aspects of themselves. Tangled will do paid Studio Visits (each participating artist/collective will receive a $200 honorarium in addition to a Studio Visit with Ferguson), through which they will select six (6) Deaf, Mad, and disability identified artists from across Canada to create artwork(s) related to their lives and identities. Artists are also welcomed to consider the concept of art as lived experience rather than product.

Through a series of group and community conversations around creative processes, as well as individual studio visits, and a theme of the artist’s choice, they will assist artists in conceptualizing an artwork. These studio visits and conversations aim to inspire an exhibition that highlights the value of the artist’s lives and processes behind a work of art. They aim to promote new ways of creating and supporting the lives and artworks of disabled artists.

Interested artists should share what they need most to sustain their art practices, where they are in their career, the nature of their creative practice and how this collaboration/exhibition and its aims will support their practice at this time.

Selected artists for the exhibition will receive a total budget of $1000. This amount covers development of a work. There will be a separate fee for exhibition and contribution to one event (artist talk, workshop, or similar event). Tangled Art + Disability will direct communications and the project’s promotion and will provide installation assistance. Ferguson will provide mentorship and support to all artists involved and will assist with resources as needed.

Interested artists will be asked to provide: (in a PDF document)

  • Your contact details (name, email and phone number);
  • In 400 words or less, tell us about yourself, your art practice, and any of your past experiences or interests that feel relevant.
  • Zoom meetings, phone conversations, or in person meetings can be arranged instead of written introductions.

  Deadline: June 10, 2022

Please submit your proposals by email to Submissions@tangledarts.org

Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. Their 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.

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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.