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October 12, 2022

Taking Care Webinar

Taking Care Webinar: A community-led discussion on cultural accessibility in the arts

What new and enriching ways do we experience and facilitate arts and culture when we are committed to cultural accessibility? To start, how can cultural organizations and institutions work beyond accommodation under a compliance model for accessibility and towards care? As artists, curators, and cultural organizations – are we doing enough to consider the impacts of existing material colonial and capitalist conditions on culture and class that affect mental and physical disabilities and accessibility needs within the arts? Furthermore, in what ways are the terminologies organizations have come to adapt like “Disability Justice”, are becoming far-removed from their histories and the initial tenets of action they arose from? These topics and more will feature in this panel presented by the Museum of Vancouver. “Taking Care” will be facilitated by artist and Disability Justice organizer, Carmen Papalia and will feature, center, and celebrate the experiences and perspectives of fellow artists, creatives, and organizers: Siobhan Barker, Raven John, Q Lawrence, and Kay Slater. In this panel and open discussion, we will address what it is about the arts in cultural organizations that is inherently institutional and inaccessible but also how art and creativity itself is where we extend care towards each other in profound ways.

**Date: **Wednesday, October 12, 2022 **Time: **7:00-8:30pm PST **Tickets: **Free **Platform: **Zoom (Information about how to connect will be sent to participants prior to the event through Eventbrite)

ASL Interpretation and live auto-captioned transcript will be available. The event will be recorded and a proofread transcript will be sent out after.

Schedule: 7pm: Panel Start & Intros 7:10pm: Panel discussion 7:50pm: Break 7:55-8:30pm: Q&A with attendees 8:30pm: Event Ends