October 27, 2022 - November 6, 2022
Rendezvous with Madness Festival
Hosted by Workman Arts
The Rendezvous with Madness Festival, presented by Workman Arts, is one of the first and largest arts and mental health festivals in the world. Using art as the entry point to illuminate and investigate the realities and mythologies surrounding mental health and addiction issues, Rendezvous With Madness' 2022 programming theme “#MoreThanRebellion” is a statement that embodies the festival’s efforts to normalize informed public discourse around mental health, addiction, recovery and wellness. More than rebellion means tearing down a broken system in favour of a generational change. The art showcased at the festival will mend broken hearts and soothe weary minds. This art will challenge, inspire, and enlighten. This art will fuel a rebellion, and so much more.
October 27-November 6
Rendezvous With Madness is happening both in-person and virtually. Tickets are Pay What You Wish (PWYW), from $0 - $20.
Rendezvous With Madness is committed to values of inclusivity and accessibility for all guests, staff, volunteers and artists. We are listening and learning from our community to help address barriers and open opportunities for anyone interested in engaging with the growing dialogue surrounding mental health and/or addictions.
If you have any questions about accessibility and/or access needs please contact Raine Laurent-Eugène at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Festival Box Office at 416-583-4339. Learn more about accessibility initiatives at workmanarts.com.
MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS – IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL HELD SPACES As important as we believe it is to engage in honest and direct discussions about mental health and/or addiction, we recognize that this material can be difficult and/or triggering for some. In line with our commitment to being trauma-informed, each program will offer an active listener, either onsite or virtually, to help provide self-care and emotional support. This year’s Held Spaces will be staffed by active listeners who will be available to debrief the programs, offer resources or just talk about your day. Information for accessing support will be available on the website.
If you are visiting in person, please feel free to pick up a free self-care bag with materials and resources to support your self-care at all locations.
PHYSICAL ACCESS Workman Arts/CAMH Auditorium, located inside the CAMH McCain Centre for Complex Care and Recovery at 1025 Queen Street West is fully wheelchair accessible.
Artscape Youngplace, located at 180 Shaw Street, Suite 302, is fully accessible by Ontario standards, with a wheelchair ramp at the 180 Shaw Street doors, an elevator and a fully accessible washroom on each level. Nearby 63 Ossington bus is wheelchair accessible.
The Comedy Bar, located at 945 Bloor Street West, is unfortunately not accessible, as the entrance has 16 steps going down into the building. Once inside, both theatres, the bar area and washrooms are located on a single level.
Tangled Art + Disability, located at 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, is a fully wheelchair-accessible building, equipped with accessible and gender-neutral washrooms.
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, located at 506 Bloor Street West, has a fully wheelchair accessible main floor.
FINANCIAL ACCESS All tickets are pay what you can (by donation). Please note that this year there are no walk-up sales due to COVID-19, so please book in advance online.
SERVICE ANIMALS Service animals are welcome onsite at the Rendezvous With Madness Festival. Please advise our box office beforehand.
PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERS If you require a personal support worker to accompany you to programs, please let our box office know and we would be happy to welcome your personal support worker free of charge to any programs.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) INTERPRETED PROGRAMS Check the calendar to see which programs will be ASL interpreted. If you require ASL interpretation in order to engage with a program you’re interested in, please contact email@example.com.
OPEN CAPTIONING Open captioning will be provided for all film programs, as well as live captioning for all Q&As, workshops and select panels. If you require open or live captioning, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAVIGATION ASSISTANCE For all inquiries pertaining to navigating the festival, please see our website for accessibility information, including navigation guides (written and/or video). These guides will tell you how you can engage with different programs — virtually or in-person — and what to expect from each experience.