August 4, 2022
Call for Submissions: Accessible Writers’ Lab
Hosted by Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)
The Canada Media Fund and Accessible Media Inc., in partnership with ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto and the Miles Nadal JCC, are excited to launch the inaugural edition of the Accessible Writers’ Lab – a national program for writers with disabilities and established showrunners and senior writers to experiment with what an accessible TV writers room might look like.
The goal of this program is to discover ways to make a writers’ room more accessible to Disabled, d/Deaf, chronically ill, neurodiverse, Mad, sick and/or spoonie writers.
The Accessible Writers’ Lab is an experimental process for disabled creatives that will focus on collective accessibility, fostering relationships and knowledge sharing, with the intention of creating pathways for disabled creatives to thrive in the Canadian television industry. The schedule will be shaped, in part, by the needs and interest of the selected writers, and will culminate in a case study report to be distributed industry-wide.
This program is free of charge, and will pay each participant a $1350 honorarium. It will be held virtually over Zoom, with the possibility of hybrid meet-ups depending on interest, geography, and availability.
If you are a showrunner or senior writer interested in being part of this program, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to connect!
Deadline for submissions: August 4, 2022.
Please let us know what we can do to make this program accessible to you in your application (e.g. closed captioning, ASL interpretation, alt formats, reminder emails, note taking, project support, and more).
We have different formats for applications, and you’re welcome to apply in whatever way works best for you. If you have questions about this project or require application support, we’re here to help! Please direct your questions to email@example.com.