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June 25, 2022

Creative Accessibility: Chronic Illness and Creativity

Hosted by Creative Manitoba

Creative Accessibility: Chronic Illness and Creativity with Diane Driedger

Created in partnership with Arts AccessAbility Network of Manitoba

Diane Driedger will discuss how people with chronic illnesses are in the very fabric of our societies. She will provide a historical overview of visual artists with chronic illness, such as Renoir, Matisse, Monet, Kahlo who adapted the way they worked to create their art. She will discuss how Florence Nightingale and Charles Darwin wrote books from their beds in the 1800s when “invalids” had a role in society. Diane will share experiences of adapting her environment to continue creating after she acquired chronic illness. In addition, she will suggest how arts organizations can create access for artists and audience members with chronic illnesses.

Creative Accessibility is a series of workshops that will explore disability art, the experiences of artists with disabilities and how to make art accessible. These workshops will be beneficial not only for emerging artists with disabilities, but artists at all levels of their career with and without disabilities.


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