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November 18 - May 19

Holding Space

  • Special Event

For IBPOC opera artists in Canada (and Canadians abroad) Every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm ET

Each session is accessed by "purchasing a free ticket" on Eventbrite to receive a Zoom link via email from us [info@amplifiedopera.com] on the day of the event. All sessions will begin at…

  • Online
  • Saskatchewan

November 29 - May 30

The Last Sunday

  • Performance

Welcome, Sum Theatre friends and family, to the 2020/21 season of The Last Sunday. Please join us on the last Sunday of each month (October – May) for exciting creations in response to the month’s…

  • Online

January 20 - April 30

New Year Full of Zoom

  • VocalEye
  • Performance

VocalEye’s New Year Full of Zoom replaces our live events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the success of our Summer Full of Zoom and Another Season Full of Zoom, we’ll be presenting a variety…

  • Audio Description
  • Online

January 22 - May 7

Access to Art: Tangled Artist Picks

  • Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
  • Tangled Art + Disability
  • Screening

Friday, January 22, February 12, March 5, 26, April 16 and May 7 at 11 am

Facebook Live

Spurred by disability justice and the desire for more equitable and intersectional futures, the disability arts…

  • Online

January 23 - February 27

Stratagem: Black Queer Futures

  • Cicely Blain Consulting
  • Conference

Stratagem: Black Queer Futures is a series of virtual talks and workshops by Black activists, thought-leaders and revolutionaries that dive deep into the nuance of Black queer identity, resistance and…

  • CART
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

January 24 - February 28

READY DANCE Youth Project

  • All Bodies Dance
  • Workshop / Course

Join us to move, play and dance together! This session we will explore contemporary dance, improvisation and choreography with the addition of live music by Ben Brown. Participants will experience the…

  • Online

January 31 - May 30

Creative Movement Workshops with LazyLegz

  • Workshop / Course

This winter, Luca Lazylegz Patuelli will offer five virtual creative movement workshops.

Open to any body and any dancer looking to find new ways to move creatively, the workshops will work on dancer…

  • Live Stream

February 1 - February 28

Kuumba

  • Harbourfront Centre
  • Festival

Toronto’s longest running Black History Month festival, Kuumba, presented by the TD Ready Commitment, returns for its 26th edition to celebrate the Black community standing in our Blackness, forward…

  • Online

February 1 - February 28

Colour Palette: A Black Artist Showcase

  • SKETCH
  • Exhibition

We’re dedicating our official online gallery launch on sketch.ca to Colour Palette: A Black Artist Showcase taking place on February 1 exclusively on sketch.ca. Colour Palette is a collection of works…

  • Online

February 1 - March 26

Independent Nova Scotia Community Access Program

  • Workshop / Course

We are excited to announce that our Community Access Program (CAP) is coming back from February 1 - March 26, 2021! CAP is for youth with disabilities ages 18 - 24 who live within the Halifax Regional…

  • Online

February 1 - February 28

My Body's Keeper

  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)
  • Exhibition

This series of works on paper weaves together the visual vocabularies of communal Jewish prayer -- Torah scrolls, cases, pointers, and more -- and the artist’s own objects of pain management for…

  • Online

February 5 - February 26

American Sign Language Free Classes

  • Workshop / Course

As the Disability Justice Network of Ontario continues to create an inclusive future, We would like to introduce ASL classes, Free for all who sign up ! Classes will start January 8th, 2021 at 5pm-6pm…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 16 - March 16

Supernova

  • Inside Out Film Festival
  • Screening

Sam (Academy Award winner Colin Firth) and Tusker (Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci) are traveling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker…

  • Closed Captions
  • Online

February 16 - March 16

Anishnabe Azejicigan, a monthly gathering

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Indigenous Culture & Media Innovation and Knot Project Space are pleased to invite you to Anishnabe Azejicigan, a monthly gathering with Indigenous artists & thinkers. Join us on zoom at 7pm every…

  • Online

February 18 - March 18

Woubi Chéri

  • Inside Out Film Festival
  • Screening
  • Artist Talk / Panel

The documentary Woubi Chéri explores the love life of a few homosexuals in Ivory Coast. The Woubi and the Yossis (the crazy women and their men in the local gay dialect) of the Ivory Coast tell their…

  • Subtitles
  • Online

February 19 - March 12

Blissful Dance presents: Dance Blast

  • Blissful Dance
  • Workshop / Course

Join Blissful Dance for 4 classes featuring African, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Ballet for All Bodies Dance! These classes are for people with and without disabilities. These classes are appropriate…

  • Online

February 19 - February 26

OUTstages After Dark | Cabaret Livestream Series

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Performance

As part of our Winter Series we are offering free online programming. This livestream series will be available to view live on our Facebook page, and can be viewed on demand at later dates.

Raucous…

  • Captions
  • Online

February 21 - March 31

Safe at Home Festival

  • Exhibition
  • Performance
  • Workshop / Course

Starting January 16th, 2021 and running to March 2021, Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) will be offering a new free online event every week: 12 Livestream performances followed by artist conversations,…

February 23 - February 28

Halifax Black Film Festival 2021

Presented by TD in collaboration with Global News, the Halifax Black Film Festival (HBFF) celebrates African Heritage Month. This Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the…

  • Online

February 23 - February 28

The Darlings Uncensored

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Performance

As part of our Winter Series we are offering free online programming. This performance will be available to watch on demand anytime between noon on Tuesday February 23 and midnight on Sunday February…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Closed Captions
  • Free Event
  • Online

February 24 - March 24

Performance Art: the human body, intimacy, and taboo

  • Abrons Arts Center
  • Workshop / Course

Performance Art: the human body, intimacy and taboo is a Zoom-based online, studio course co-presented by Indigenous and queer artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher and queer artist Kate Barry. It explores…

  • Online

February 25

Who are We? Branding 101 for Artists

  • Artist Talk / Panel

An artist’s “brand” is not just a label, a logo, or a signature—instead, it is one of the most powerful marketing tools you can have. Your brand is what you're known for. Good branding is the act of…

  • Free Event
  • Online

February 25

Artist Talk: Tsēmā Igharas

  • grunt gallery
  • Exhibition
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Join artist Tsēmā Igharas and curator Natasha Chaykowski for an online discussion of grunt gallery's current exhibition "Black Gold."

"Black Gold" by Tahltan artist Tsēmā Igharas approaches mining…

  • Captions

February 25

Awakenings Artist Mentorship Open Call

  • Soulpepper Theatre Company
  • Call for Submissions

The 2021 edition of the Awakenings Artist Mentorship program is in partnership with Weyni Mengesha and Soulpepper Theatre Company. Five artists will be selected in this Open Call to work alongside…

  • Online

February 26

Finding Your Story Through Movement

  • Public Energy Performing Arts
  • Workshop / Course

The Common Threads Collective is excited to offer their third workshop series in their Land(ing) project, supported through the Public Energy artist in residence program and the Ontario Arts Council.

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 27

Black Deaf Artists Panel

  • Inclusive Canada
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Join us for a panel discussion regarding the intersectionality of Deaf culture with the hurdles between accessibility and racism.

Please join us in a panel of Black Deaf professional artists from…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

February 28

Arts Micro-Grant

  • First Peoples’ Cultural Council
  • Grants / Funding

This program provides funding to enable artists and performers to take advantage of unexpected opportunities where artists would not be able to otherwise participate.

For example, funding through this…

  • Online

February 28

Neurodivergent Hangouts - Online Board Games & Chat!

  • Special Event

We are hosting neurodivergent hangouts every last Sunday of the month! We will be playing online or Jackbox games, watching videos, or just chatting--whatever everyone feels like doing.

These are…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Live Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

February 28

Call for Applications: Femme Film School

  • reachAbility Association
  • Call for Submissions

The reachAbility Femme Film School is a project that will focus on providing the introductory tools, training, experience, and opportunities necessary for women, 2SLGBTQIA+, and femme identifying…

  • Online

February 28

Strawberries & Peaches: A TD Black History Month Cabaret

  • Performance

Curator and cabaret host Lemba (Misha Maseka) has gathered songs, stories and humour from an undeniable collection of local Black femme artists to refresh our palates and celebrate the complex grace…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

February 28

In Conversation with The Darlings

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Join The Darlings, aka Continental Breakfast, PM, Rose Butch and Maiden China, and Intrepid Theatre’s Sean Guist for this free online artist talk. This casual conversation is meant to give you a…

  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Live Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

February 28

Open Call to Deaf and Disability Identified Artists

  • Harbourfront Centre
  • Call for Submissions

International call out to Deaf and disability identified visual artists. CoMotion Festival 2022 seeks creative proposals for an art installation called Not Born Yesterday, Not Going Away.

Curated by…

  • Online

February 28

Micro Grants for Artists with Disabilities

  • Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba
  • Grants / Funding

AANM Micro Grants for Artists with Disabilities of 400$ are available to help AANM members with creative projects in all art disciplines and professional development. Let us know how we can help you…

  • Online

March 1

Call for Artists: New Wave

  • Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture
  • Call for Submissions

To kick off the beginning of our 23rd year, we are having a group exhibition of younger emerging artists with disabilities and calling it New Wave!

We want to engage and work with the next generation…

  • Online

March 1

Aroba: A Room Of Black Artists

  • Workman Arts
  • Artist Talk / Panel

AROBA: A Room Of Black Artists in association with Workman Arts brings to you a Black Mental Health Symposium and Action Event. It is the first of an annual symposium that promotes Black mental…

  • ASL Interpretation

March 1

Creative Communities Grant

  • Grants / Funding

Toronto Arts Council’s Creative Communities programs are open to Toronto non-profit organizations and collectives that engage communities through the arts.

  • Online

March 1

2021 Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant

  • Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture
  • Grants / Funding

Deadline: March 1

Geoff McMurchy (1955–2015), Kickstarts founding Artistic Director, was a pioneer in the local and international disability arts community. Anyone who knew him will tell you that he…

  • Online

March 1

The Practical Intervention Fund

  • Grants / Funding

Now, with COVID-19, finding things that support you in your daily life is extremely important. Most of us are adjusting to new ways of living and different routines, which means our day-to-day access…

  • Online

March 1

Call for Submissions: Trans Anthology for Young Readers

  • Call for Submissions

Trans/nonbinary/Two-Spirit/genderqueer/gender creative/gender noncompliant folks, this is a call for you.

We are creating a beautiful, illustrated anthology for binary and nonbinary trans readers ages…

  • Online

March 2

The Digital Stage: Janet Munsil & the Canadian Play Thing

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Playwright Janet Munsil took to Zoom early on in the pandemic, creating The Canadian Play Thing from her home in Victoria to support playwrights in getting their work read on a new digital stage…

  • Live Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Online

March 3 - March 4

Arts Ahead - Vibrations: Arts, Wellness & the Search for Balance

  • Centennial College
  • Conference

On March 3 & 4, the Arts Management Students at Centennial College will be hosting the first ever DIGITAL Arts Ahead Symposium. The two-day event will explore the topic of wellness in the arts and…

  • Closed Captions
  • Online

March 3 - March 6

Speculation by Leslie Ting

  • Theatre Passe Muraille
  • Performance

In Speculation, Leslie Ting, a former optometrist and now a professional violinist, presents a digital re-imagining of this theatrical concert, taking the audience through witnessing her mother’s loss…

  • Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Discounted Tickets Available
  • Online

March 4

Arts Chats #1: Shifting to Digital, Obscuring Equity

  • Artist Talk / Panel

The forced shift to digital content delivery in the arts challenged ongoing efforts to address equity in the sector. In our first session, our panelists will discuss equity in light of the shift to…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

March 4

Being Scene 2021

  • Workman Arts
  • Exhibition

Workman Arts’ annual Being Scene exhibition is back for its 20th anniversary! Going digital for the first time, Being Scene 2021 will be offered virtually and includes three exhibitions in one: a…

  • Online

March 4

Show Me What You're Working With

  • Workshop / Course

Do you have a creative project you’re working on that you’d like to get feedback on? Would you like the chance to get some feedback from other artists and give some feedback yourself in a supportive…

  • Online

March 4

ART IS MOVEMENT: A Virtual Showcase and Fundraiser

  • The Disability Collective
  • Special Event

The Disability Collective is thrilled to announce our first event, ART IS MOVEMENT: A Virtual Showcase and Fundraiser!

This free livestream event will celebrate disabled artists and creators through a…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Online

March 5

How to Survive Life and Its Disasters

  • grunt gallery
  • Artist Talk / Panel

This conversation will draw from artist’s materials that survived a fire in 2020, at Green Papaya Art Projects, the longest running artist-run space in Quezon City, Philippines. Under lockdown and…

  • Captions
  • Online

March 5

Call for Submissions: QueerCab

  • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
  • Call for Submissions

Have the last 10 months made you feel like you’re in a time warp? Has the ‘new normal’ shifted your sense of self and time entirely? Well, QueerCab’s Past // Present // Futures cabaret series is here…

  • Online

March 5

Call for Deaf Talent: Deaf Party

  • Deaf Spectrum
  • SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival
  • Call for Submissions

SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival and Deaf Spectrum are proud to announce an open call for performers for our closing night event!

Taking place on Sunday April 4th, 2021 at 9 p.m. EST, SOUND OFF will…

March 5

Call for Submissions: 2021-22 MSG Emerging Dramaturg

  • Call for Submissions

Act is now taking submissions for the Emerging Dramaturg position for the MSG Lab, a new play development program for Asian Canadian playwrights produced in association with Playwrights Theatre Centre…

  • Online

March 6 - March 27

i2i call for digital storytelling participants

  • Workshop / Course

Make a digital story with us! We're hosting an online digital storytelling workshop in March 2021 as part of our project on experiences of fluctuating disability and work.

"Invisibility to Inclusion…

  • Online

March 8

Call for Artists - Art Encounters Program

  • Call for Submissions

The Art Encounters program provides a select group of artists or makers assistance to offset the costs and pressure of participating in the Fair. Through this program, we provide an in-depth…

  • Online

March 9 - March 22

A Brimful of Asha

  • Performance

With sold out runs across the world, A Brimful of Asha is a critically acclaimed hit and an instant favorite with audiences everywhere. Real-life mother and son, Asha and Ravi Jain, share the stage…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions
  • Online

March 9

Arts Worker Income Tax with Jen Braem

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Workshop / Course

Have you been financially impacted by the pandemic? Stumped about where to begin with your taxes? Intrepid Theatre is hosting a workshop with Jen Braem, a Chartered Professional Accountant with a…

  • Free Event
  • Live Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Online

March 11

Making Space: Stories of Disabled Youth in the GTA (Part One)

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Teenage years are often thought of as a time for exploration, rebellion, and asserting individuality. This program explores that pivotal period of life through the lens of Disability.

Making Space…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions
  • Manitoba

March 11 - April 16

Futures Barren/Futures Abundant

  • Exhibition
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Martha Street Studio is pleased to present Futures Barren/Futures Abundant, a solo exhibition of work by April Dean.

Futures Barren/Futures Abundant builds a connection between the regenerative…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

March 12

Call for Writers

  • Culture Days
  • Call for Submissions

Culture Days is looking for contributors and writers with fresh perspectives and unique stories to share.

The arts emerged as a lifeline of joy, hope and reprieve needed to make it through this past…

March 15

Call for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Research Creation

  • Job Posting

The New Frontiers in Research funded project Frictions of Futurity and Cure in Transplant Medicine: Re-Thinking Central Challenges Through Feminist/Crip Science and Technology Studies seeks a…

March 15

Long-Term Dance Projects

  • Grants / Funding

The Long-Term Dance Projects program provides mid-career and established professional choreographers, organizations and collectives with the opportunity to take an extended period of time to develop…

  • Online

March 18

Arts Chats #3: Technology Before, During and After

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Many parts of the arts sector have struggled with the ever-changing landscape of digital technology, and COVID-19 forced many of us to confront technology in news ways. In this session, artists…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

March 18

Making Space: Stories of Disabled Youth in the GTA (Part Two)

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Teenage years are often thought of as a time for exploration, rebellion, and asserting individuality. This program explores that pivotal period of life through the lens of Disability.

Making Space…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions
  • Online

March 18

Stand-Up Sit-Down Comedy with Dakota Ray Hebert

  • Listen to Dis' Community Arts Organization
  • Workshop / Course

Do you think you’re funny? Do you know you’re funny? Do you want to try stand-up/sit-down comedy in a comfortable and supportive work environment? This is the workshop for you! Let’s get you on your…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

March 18 - March 21

Out of Order

  • The Cultch
  • Performance

A visionary new online experience from Montreal’s ground-breaking contemporary circus collective!

In September 2020, against all odds, The 7 Fingers embarked on a new adventure. Taking into account…

  • Captions

March 21

Call for Proposals: THIRD SHIFT 2021

  • Call for Submissions

THIRD SHIFT is an annual festival of public contemporary artworks that takes place in Saint John, New Brunswick and online. THIRD SHIFT 2021 will take place from August 19 – 22, 2021

.Theme: TRAVERSE

  • Online

March 24

Disability Art on Lockdown with Robert McRuer

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Please join us as Dr. Ricky Varghese, the Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Disability Studies, hosts Dr. Robert McRuer for a talk on Disability Art.

"Disability Art on Lockdown"" attends…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Online

March 25

Artist and Entrepreneur: Balancing Business and Arts

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Artists, like entrepreneurs, have a product or idea to sell, and they need to get out into the marketplace. To do this, artists need basic business skills and a willingness to approach selling art as…

  • Free Event
  • Online

March 25

Arts Chats #4: Established On Shifting Sands

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Establishing and maintaining a career as an artist is no easy feat. In this final session of Arts Chats, we turn to established artists to discuss their roles in our community, how they have navigated…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

March 25

ALLways: Accessibility thinking and practice

  • Kinetic Light
  • Workshop / Course

This introductory access in the arts class, presented by acclaimed disability arts ensemble Kinetic Light, is a three hour, online, hands-on workshop for arts organizations, administrators and event…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions
  • Audio Description
  • Discounted Tickets Available

March 31

Call for Applications: Associate Manager, Studio

  • National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)
  • Job Posting

The National accessArts Centre is a fun, fast-paced, dynamic work environment where we all collaborate to provide artistic training, creation, exhibition, and present opportunities for artists with…

April 1

Auditon Call: Matchstick Theatre

  • Call for Submissions

Matchstick is looking for an actor who self-identifies within the neurodivergent community to play Jhana in its upcoming workshop of Joan MacLeod’s play Toronto, Mississippi.

This is a paid…

  • Online

April 15

EMWF Book Club: Return of the Trickster

  • Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Sign up for the EMWF Book Club and enjoy conversation with fellow readers in the lead up to our main event: a live discussion between bestselling author Eden Robinson, and CBC’s Rosanna Deerchild…

  • Closed Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Online

May 1

Mad Students: Call for Zine Submissions

  • McMaster University
  • Call for Submissions

We have been working with two of our project collaborators, Alise de Bie (Canada) and Lieve Carette (Belgium), to help formulate this new Call for Contributions for a Mad Students Zine.

This zine invites submissions from Mad* and neurodivergent students that offer creative and critical alternatives to typical approaches to ‘student mental…

  • Online

May 4

EMWF Kids: A Rock from the Sky

  • Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
  • Reading

Jon Klassen joins us for a special event for school groups, online learners, and families during Canadian Children’s Book Week.

Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream