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  • Access Guide/Visual Story
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Attendant Care
  • Audio Description
  • Chill Out Space
  • Free Event
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  • Live Captions
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October 29, 2022

Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind

Hosted by Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba presents Crip Strength: Art + Body+ Mind featuring local artists who are Deaf and/or disabled.

October 29, 2022 1pm-4pm CST Winnipeg, MB: Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) presents Crip Strength: Art + Body+ Mind; the first hybrid Deaf and disability arts festival celebrating the outstanding creative achievements of Deaf and/or disabled artists.

This free event will be held at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and presented on Zoom.

In-person tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/crip-strength-art-body-mind-tickets-432710658227

Zoom tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/crip-strength-art-body-mind-tickets-432736014067

Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind will explore the concept of what is “normal” when it comes to disability. Through art, many artists who are Deaf and/or disabled are questioning assumptions of normality in how the mind and body perform. Deaf and/or disabled artists have much to share and teach the larger art community about access, creative problem solving and adaptation. These concepts have long been necessary for Deaf and/or disabled artists to participate in the larger arts community and have become even more relevant to the larger society as we live through a pandemic that requires us to self-isolate and find creative solutions to reach one another through alternative means.

Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind includes a juried art show of local artists which will be exhibited at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights during the event and at MAWA(Mentoring Artist for Women’s Art) for 6 weeks afterwards. Crip Strength will be hosted by Lara Rae and include speeches by AANM’s chair Diane Driedger and the honorable senator Patricia Bovey. There will also be performances by comedian Adam Schwartz, poet Kathy Arnold, dancers Natalie Sluis and Anne Nordorf, and burlesque dancer Emily Farraige.

Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind will include accessibility features such as: accessible venue and washrooms, a chill-out room, ASL interpretation, Live Captioning, and an Access Guide. The Access Guide features information such as how to use zoom, how to get to the museum, what are the accessibility features, a glossary of terms, artists participating in event, etc.

To download the Access Guide visit AANM’s website: https://aanm.ca/event/crip-strength-art-body-mind/

For more information: Phone: 204-336-2366 Email: info@aanm.ca Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/821398605541510 Website: : https://aanm.ca/event/crip-strength-art-body-mind/

Thank you to our funders and sponsors who have made this event possible: Canada Council for the Arts, The Winnipeg Foundation, The Manitoba Accessibility Fund, The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, The Thomas Sill Foundation, The Assiniboine Credit Union, and TD Bank.

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) is a regional not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to full inclusion of artists and audiences with disabilities into all facets of the arts community. Our mandate is to support artists with disabilities in achieving individual artistic excellence, promote higher visibility of these artists within all disciplines and promote policies and practices intended to make the arts more accessible to all Manitobans.

AANM provides training for artists with disabilities in areas such as grant writing, art pricing, photographing artwork, etc. AANM also works with other art organizations to provide mentorships that integrate and empower artists with disabilities within the larger art community

AANM’s goal is to create a more welcoming equitable space for artists with disabilities throughout the sector and for the continued empowerment and celebration of artists with disabilities.

Accessibility

Watering Station for Support Animals

**Accessibility contact: **Jenel Shaw, info@aanm.ca, 204-336-2366

Organizations

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

Phone number: 204-336-2366

Email: info@aanm.ca

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba is a regional not-for-profit artist run charitable organization dedicated to the full inclusion of artists and audiences with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.