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  • Online

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 - June 2

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 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
  • Online

March 10 - June 9

Disability on Film

  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)
  • ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Join critic, writer, curator, and lecturer Angelo Muredda as he takes a critical look at disability on film in this popular series at the MNjcc. We’ve got evil villains, sci fi superheroes, magical…

  • Discounted Tickets Available
  • Online

March 31 - June 8

Virtual Consultive Sessions

  • Workshop / Course

Part 2, covering the topics of Building/Renovating and Managing/Maintaining Creative Spaces and Creative Space Projects, will offer free Virtual Consultations in the areas of Kitchener, and Waterloo…

  • British Columbia

April 1 - June 30

Featured Artist Exhibition

  • Cool Arts Society
  • Exhibition

This spring Cool Arts will present a featured artist exhibition highlighting the themed works of several Cool Arts artists. The artists have been working on developing their portfolios over the fall…

  • British Columbia

April 11 - May 16

Ready Dance Youth Project - Spring 2021

  • All Bodies Dance
  • Workshop / Course

Join us to move, play and create together! These classes explore contemporary dance, improvisation, and choreography in a fun and creative environment with live music. Experience the joy of moving…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream

April 17 - June 26

Logan MacDonald - kawingjemeesh/shake hands

  • Dunlop Art Gallery
  • Exhibition

Logan MacDonald’s recent work explores how disability can affect or change the ways we gain access to knowledge. In particular, MacDonald is engaged in thinking about Indigenous knowledge and legacies…

  • Online

April 17 - May 8

Deaf Eyes in ASL Improv Workshops

  • Workshop / Course

Deaf Eyes in ASL Improv Workshops are for d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing Black youth aged 13-18. All sessions will be led by Deaf actors Natasha "Courage" Bacchus and Ebony R. Gooden. This 4 week workshop…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Discounted Tickets Available
  • Online

April 18 - June 13

Disability/Visibility

  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)
  • Workshop / Course

Disability/Visibility is a free 7-week community arts project presented in partnership with Gallery 44, culminating in a gallery show in Fall 2021. Youth 18-30 who identify with the experience of…

  • Online

April 21 - June 5

Digital Carnival Z

  • Cinevolution
  • Festival

Cinevolution’s annual flagship event, Digital Carnival Z is a festival of cutting-edge media art for community and artistic audiences of all ages.

This year, for the first time, the event is taking…

  • Transcripts
  • Audio Description
  • Free Event

April 22 - May 21

Salima Punjani - Progression Exhibition and Artist Talk

  • Exhibition
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Progression is a real-time, interactive, multi-sensory installation reflecting the narratives of people with multiple sclerosis along with their own EEG and MRI brain scans. From dealing with…

  • Captions
  • Online

April 29 - May 9

Hot Docs Festival

  • Hot Docs Festival
  • Festival

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences across Canada to stream April 29 to May 9.

  • Closed Captions
  • Live Captions
  • Subtitles
  • Online

May 1 - May 31

Mayworks Kjipuktuk-Halifax 2021

  • Mayworks K'jipuktuk/Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts
  • Festival

Mayworks Halifax is a labour-sponsored celebration of the arts that seeks to bring workers and artists together, using art to explore economic and social justice.

Mayworks Halifax is a modest…

  • Closed Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • ASL by Request
  • Online

May 1 - May 15

The Festival of Literary Diversity: 2021 Virtual Festival

  • The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
  • Festival

The Festival of Literary Diversity is Canada’s first festival devoted to the work of marginalized and underrepresented authors and storytellers and takes place annually in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

  • Closed Captions
  • Online

May 1 - May 13

Overdressed

  • Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba
  • Exhibition
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) is proud to present Overdressed by Marie LeBlanc. LeBlanc’s exhibition will coincide with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) Awareness month (May…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Closed Captions
  • Online

May 1 - May 31

Mayworks 2021

  • Festival

Join us and celebrate the joys of solidarity.

The works of this year’s festival emerge in the midst of a global pandemic that has further exposed the violence of racial capitalism. From the organizing…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

May 1 - May 8

Writing From Real History - Including Your Own

  • Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC)
  • Workshop / Course

Learn to work from archival documents, family history, personal memoir, and other “real” texts in this workshop with Joanna Garfinkel. Two 2-hour sessions, offered digitally with some options for on…

  • Discounted Tickets Available

May 4 - May 9

Looking for Tiger Lily

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Performance
  • Screening

This performance will be available to watch on demand anytime between noon on Tuesday May 4 and midnight on Sunday May 9. A password and link will be sent to you via Eventbrite before May 4 so you can…

  • Closed Captions
  • Live Captions
  • Online

May 6 - May 9

The Boy in the Moon

  • The Cultch
  • Performance

Based on Canadian journalist Ian Brown’s memoir of life with his son, The Boy in the Moon tells a deeply moving story about a family’s struggle to raise a child with a severe disability. 

Ian and…

  • Captions
  • Live Stream
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

May 7 - June 11

Subconscious Terrain by Tracy Peters

  • Exhibition
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Martha Street Studio is pleased to present Subconscious Terrain, a solo exhibition by Tracy Peters (MB).

Subconscious Terrain invites visitors into a metaphorical bog of moss images that situates them…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • ASL by Request
  • Closed Captions
  • Online

May 7 - May 16

Virginia Wolf

  • Geordie Theatre
  • Performance

Wrapping up Geordie’s 40th milestone season is the anticipated world premiere of Virginia Wolf by the accomplished and multifaceted playwright Cole Lewis. Adapted from the Governor-General award…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Online

May 7 - May 14

Speaking Vibrations - Accessible Music Concert

  • Performance

Speaking Vibrations is proud to present an accessible concert film experience for Deaf and non-Deaf audiences.

music is embodied. sound is vibration.

May 7-14 2021

  • FREE for Deaf audiences
  • Tickets starting at $5
  • Video on demand
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions
  • Free Event
  • Discounted Tickets Available

May 7

Digital Storytelling Open Call for Submissions

  • Call for Submissions

Urban Ink is delighted to announce an open call for submissions from storytellers with interest in digital creation across any of the following: short film, web-series, virtual reality, podcast…

May 9

Call for Applications: Heat Waves

  • Eyelevel
  • Call for Submissions

Back by popular demand, Eyelevel announces our call for submissions for our summer mini-residency program, HEAT WAVES. 

This year, HEAT WAVES runs for the months of June and July out of Wonder'neath's…

  • Online

May 9

QAAC - Queer Accessible Arts Cabaret

  • National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)
  • Workshop / Course

QAAC: A year of building a Queer Accessible Arts Cabaret in Calgary 

Calgary-based drag personality and multidisciplinary artist, Devery Bess has curated a year's worth of accessible arts programming…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions
  • Live Stream

May 9

Call for Submissions: Labour Arts Catalyst

  • Call for Submissions

The Labour Arts Catalyst is a new initiative that pairs four artists from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to work with four local labour organizations in a collaborative art-making process that…

May 10 - May 14

Audition Call - Istotsi: The Land We Live On

  • Call for Submissions

We are looking for performers from all backgrounds ages 18+ based in Mohkinstsis, also known as Calgary, to join the Acting Company for our upcoming production of Istotsi: The Land We Live On. We are…

  • Online

May 10

Call for Applications: Executive and Artistic Director

  • Xenia Concerts
  • Job Posting

Xenia Concerts is looking for a new Executive and Artistic Director. We're hoping to find someone who is passionate about accessible arts and will help support our community and help us grow!

May 10

Call for Applications: Outreach Coordinator

  • Regent Park Film Festival
  • Job Posting

The Outreach Coordinator provides key assistance to the Marketing and Outreach Manager to implement strategic marketing and outreach initiatives and activities towards the 19th Annual Regent Park Film…

  • Online

May 11

One + One Make Three (Kinetic Light)

  • Screening

This experimental docu-dance film takes viewers into the studio with acclaimed ensemble Kinetic Light, exploring disability as a creative force.

Director Katherine Helen Fisher/Safety Third…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Audio Description
  • Captions
  • Online

May 11

Sensory Listening Workshop with Salima Punjani

  • Workshop / Course

Join us for a listening party with artist Salima Punjani ! More like a rest-stop than a work-shop, this event is inspired by Progression, Salima’s installation and research at Ada X. Participants will…

  • Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Online

May 11

Interaction Design for Digital and Hybrid Performance

  • Performance

Buffering…buffering…buffering…

Download complete.

Welcome to Savanna Harvey’s liveshow: Interaction Design for Digital and Hybrid Performance!

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started a year ago, we have…

  • Live Stream
  • Closed Captions
  • Free Event

May 11

Summer Employment Opportunities

  • Job Posting

Artbeat is hiring two part-time employees from May 26 – September 1, 2021! We are looking for a Special Events Coordinator and Marketing Assistant.

These positions are funded by Canada Summer Jobs, so…

  • Online

May 12

Disability on Film: Sound of Metal

  • ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)
  • Artist Talk / Panel

On May 12 in Disability on Film, we look at Darius Marder's Academy Award-winning Sound of Metal, starring Riz Ahmed as Ruben, a heavy metal drummer in recovery thrown into crisis when he suddenly…

  • Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Online

May 13 - May 16

Cripplepalooza

  • Sick + Twisted Theatre
  • Performance

Online cabaret featuring amazing artists! Our fourth annual Crip Cabaret featuring new and daring work by some of Winnipeg's most exciting Deaf, disabled, Mad and sick performers.

With Adam Schwartz…

  • Live Stream
  • Free Event

May 13

Call for Applications: Hot Docs Podcast Development Lab

  • Hot Docs Festival
  • Call for Submissions

Together with Inspirit Foundation, Hot Docs is thrilled to announce the launch of a new year-round Podcast Development Lab serving BIPOC creators based in Canada.

The lab will offer five fellowships…

May 14

Job Call: Communications and Programming Assistant

  • Job Posting

The Centre for Art Tapes is hiring a Communications and Programming Assistant through the Young Canada Works Program. This position will work closely with the Executive Director to carry out CFAT’s…

  • Online

May 15

Insufficient Art Project ft. Roz Maclean and Friends

  • Kudoz
  • Artist Talk / Panel

The "Insufficient Art Project" is a series of portraits and interviews by artist Roz Maclean created to explore what it is like for British Columbians with Disabilities to rely on disability…

May 15

Leonardo CripTech Incubator

  • Call for Submissions

Leonardo CripTech Incubator is an art-and-technology fellowship centered on disability innovation. Through 2022-2023, this incubator creates a platform for artists with disabilities to engage and…

May 15

General Call for Submissions

  • Call for Submissions

The Centre d’art daphne is an Indigenous artist-run centre. We are calling for proposals for exhibitions of contemporary First Nation, Métis, Inuit art for 2022-2023 by artists, curators or groups…

May 15

Call for Submissions: Sea & Cedar Magazine

  • Call for Submissions

Are you a writer or artist living on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, Bella Coola, or the Gulf Islands?

Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is currently seeking literature and art submissions for…

  • Online

May 16

Telling Your Story with Emily Gillespie

  • Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture
  • Workshop / Course

Join us to practice your creative writing skills and re-claim your voice as we explore creative writing as a tool for self-expression. This two hour class, led by author Emily Gillespie, will include…

  • Live Stream
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Closed Captions

May 16

Summer Work Opportunities

  • Carleton University Art Gallery
  • Job Posting

CUAG is hiring! Spend the summer with us. We have two positions funded through Young Canada Works:

  • Digital Collections Assistant
  • Digital Art Education Assistant Both positions are designed to be done remotely. Apply through Young Canada Works (enter Keyword: Carleton University Art Gallery)

May 17 - May 31

Black Arts Development Program

  • Call for Submissions

The Black Arts Development (BAD) Program is centered around cultivating an environment in which our community of Black artists can tell their stories, and allow the African, Caribbean and Black…

May 17

Job Posting: ArtAttack + Administrative Assistant

  • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
  • Job Posting

From July to September, the ArtAttack + Administrative Assistant will work primarily in preparation for Buddies’ fundraiser/art auction ArtAttack!. This person is an autonomous worker who will receive…

  • Online

May 18

British Council Unlimited Micro Awards (Round 2)

  • British Council
  • Grants / Funding

With physical travel for artists still at a standstill, it’s time to reimagine international ways of working. We know that even to meet up online and dream takes capacity, so today we launch a new…

  • Online

May 18 - May 21

ReelAbilities Film Festival 2021

  • ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
  • Festival

In 2016, the American-born ReelAbilities Film festival crossed the border and launched in Toronto, Ontario, making this the first official international chapter of RAFF.

Now in our fifth year…

  • Closed Captions
  • Open Captions
  • Audio Description
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions
  • Online

May 19 - May 26

Disability Justice Part 2: Sins Invalid + Ante Up!

  • Sins Invalid
  • Workshop / Course

A two part course on implementing the principles of Disability Justice into work and life.

About this Event This course meets two times for two hours each. Session I is on Wednesday May 19, 2021 at…

  • Transcripts
  • Subtitles
  • Large Print Format

May 20

Indigenous Youth & Community Futures Fund (IYCFF)

  • Grants / Funding

Through the Indigenous Youth & Community Futures Fund (IYCFF), we invest in opportunities for Indigenous youth to connect with their land, languages and cultures, and strengthen and deepen their…

  • Online

May 21

Sex and the Pandemic

  • Ryerson University
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Please join the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University for a monthly speaker series, Sex and the Pandemic, organized by Tanis Doe Postdoctoral fellow Ricky Varghese.

The speakers series…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions
  • Live Stream

May 21

Call for Submissions: Reelworld Film Festival

  • Call for Submissions

The Reelworld Film Festival showcases a wide variety of genres in narrative and documentary features, narrative and documentary shorts, music videos, animation, episodic content for web and television…

  • Online

May 21

Beyond Alternatives: Disability, Madness and Prison Abolition

  • Artist Talk / Panel

This event will be a timely conversation about disability, madness, prison reform and abolition. Speakers will confront the entanglement of punishment and treatment, the carceral state and social work…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions

May 21

Call for Content: BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ Artists & Creatives

  • ArtsUNITE
  • Call for Submissions

artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts strives to provide artists and creative entrepreneurs with a free, centralized, comprehensive and humanistic wayfinding service that connects people to resources in the arts…

May 24

Call for Submissions: Bourses Tontine Awards

  • Call for Submissions

The Tontine Award is a free-spirited initiative that was created to support:

  • Creative expression – including literature, film, dance, theatre, visual art, music, cooking, fashion, and any other form of creative expression.
  • Women*
  • Community – successful projects will have some element of outreach or emphasis on building community (rather than…

May 25

TECH TECH TECH : Ethical Alternatives to Tech Giants

  • Call for Submissions

Ada X is launching TECH TECH TECH : ethical alternatives to tech giants. With researchers Liane Décary-Chen and Sarah Choukah, and Ada X team members, we’re getting started with a series of trials…

  • Online

May 25

Last Tuesdays: Unapologetic

  • JAYU
  • Screening
  • Artist Talk / Panel

After two Black Chicagoans are killed, millennial organizers challenge an administration complicit in state violence against its residents. Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella, two fierce…

  • Live Stream
  • Open Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Discounted Tickets Available
  • Active Listener
  • Online

May 27 - June 6

Inside Out Film Festival 2021

  • Inside Out Film Festival
  • Festival
  • Screening

The 31st annual Inside Out Film Festival presents 143 films, including 33 feature films and 5 episodic series from 31 countries to an Ontario-wide audience. All programming available from May 27 until…

  • Captions
  • Subtitles
  • Online

May 28 - May 30

1 Hour Photo

  • The Cultch
  • Performance

Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu (creator of the hit show Empire of the Son), ​1 Hour Photo​ is the story of Mas Yamamoto, a man whose life was swept up by the major currents of the 20th…

  • Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Online

May 28

Tangled Art Talks: Aislinn Thomas

  • Tangled Art + Disability
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Spurred by calls for disability justice and the desire for a more equitable and intersectional future, the disability arts movement is pushing forward with renewed political intention to disrupt…

  • Online

May 30

Livestream Concert with Alex Samaras and Alexa Belgrave

  • Xenia Concerts
  • Performance

This concert will come with a program booklet available for download on April 17th. There will also be a Q&A at the end of the concert – audience members can ask the artist questions by typing them…

  • Relaxed Performance

May 30

Call for Art: Without Labels

  • The Ikouii Creative
  • Call for Submissions

The Ikouii Open is an annual online group exhibition of artwork created by both disabled and non-disabled artists worldwide. The goal of the open is to activate social movements, educate, inspire, and…

May 31

Call for Expressions of Interest: Access Art Collaborative

  • ArtsPond
  • Call for Submissions

This Spring, we are pleased to announce the launch of Access Art, a new collaborative effort to explore and challenge what shapes art spaces and places.

Access Art focuses on accessibility mapping of…

  • Online

May 31

Rising Sun Theatre Presents: Threads

  • Performance

Rooted in visual art, Threads weaves together ideas, scenes and movement pieces inspired by the works of artists from the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts in Edmonton.

  • Captions

May 31

Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour Artist Residency

  • Call for Submissions

The Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour (BIPOC) Artist Residency provides an artist with an eight-month-long residency to learn printmaking and includes one-on-one instruction. The resident will…

May 31

Call for Outsider Artists

  • Community Arts Council of Vancouver
  • Call for Submissions

Are you an artist or performer 19 years and older residing in the Metro Vancouver* area? Do you face internal or external barriers to sharing what you do? Want to learn more about being a working…

May 31

Call for Submissions: ArtED Program

  • ELAN Quebec (English Language Arts Network)
  • Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions especially geared to BIPOC, LGBTQ2 and Regional Artists.

ELAN ArED program is excited to announce that we are recruiting Artists to be profiled on our website, artistsinspire.ca.

May 31

Call for Submissions: imagineNATIVE 2021

  • imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
  • Call for Submissions

We are proud to announce that our Call for Submissions for the 2021 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is now open! We are accepting Film + Video, Digital + Interactive, and Audio works for our…

May 31

Call for Submissions: Photophobia 2021

  • Hamilton Artists Inc.
  • Call for Submissions

Photophobia is the 15th annual festival of short-format contemporary media, film, video and moving image hosted in partnership between the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. Established…

June 1

Call for Submissions: VP Learning Laboratories Workshops

  • Call for Submissions

Are you interested in engaging artists about technology-based arts through online discussions, lectures, or workshops? Please fill out the form below.

Video Pool Media Arts Centre (VP) is Manitoba’s…

June 5

Festival Submissions 2021

  • Regent Park Film Festival
  • Call for Submissions

Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF), is a non-profit cultural and educational media arts organization. It is Toronto’s longest-running, free community film festival, and is the sole community film…

June 13

Call for Submissions: Open Screen

  • Shape Arts
  • Call for Submissions

Developed in partnership with Shape Arts, Open Screen is arebyte’s yearly open call for digital artists to be part of of arebyte on Screen, an expanded and innovative online platform for digital…

June 14

2021 Festival Call For Submissions

  • Call for Submissions

Reel Asian hosts Canada’s largest pan-Asian film festival and showcases 50 to 80 films each year from Canada and around the world. We are always exploring new platforms to make the festival experience…

June 15

Call for Submissions: Poetry Contest for Children & Teens

  • Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
  • Call for Submissions

Announcing our 2021 Poetry Contest for Teens & Children!

We are looking for creativity and originality in the entries. We believe youth and children are skilled at seeing their world through a unique…

  • Online

June 18

Tangled Art Talks: Vanessa Dion Fletcher

  • Tangled Art + Disability
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Spurred by calls for disability justice and the desire for a more equitable and intersectional future, the disability arts movement is pushing forward with renewed political intention to disrupt…

June 21

Call for Submissions: The Art of Resilience

  • Call for Submissions

The City of St. Catharines is looking to artists for their insights and expressions of how the community has come together, demonstrated resiliency and adapted through a year of change and challenge…

June 30

Call for Applications: Screenwriting Fellowship

  • Inevitable Foundation
  • Call for Submissions

The Screenwriting Fellowship gives disabled screenwriters $25,000 in unrestricted funding to advance their careers and projects. 

Our Fellowships are for disabled screenwriters who are creating…

June 30

Call for Applications: Realwheels Acting Academy

  • Realwheels Theatre
  • Call for Submissions

Realwheels Acting Academy is a unique professional training program, specifically tailored to anybody that self-identifies with the disability community and/or who is D/deaf, including but not limited…

  • ASL Interpretation

July 31

Call for Submissions: Opulent Mobility 2021

  • Opulent Mobility
  • Call for Submissions

Since we are finally seeing a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel (and it doesn't seem to be a train), it’s time to update the theme of Opulent Mobility 2021. We want you to re-imagine disability…

  • Captions
  • Audio Description
  • Transcripts
  • ASL Interpretation

July 31

Call for Submissions: Ancestors Issue

  • Room Magazine
  • Call for Submissions

No matter who we are or which lands we come from, we all have ancestors. Their (his)stories are interwoven throughout time and space, and their futures live on in us and all we do.

With the theme of…

September 3

Call for Submissions: AXS Film Fund

  • AXS Film Fund
  • Grants / Funding

This program is for creators of color in documentary filmmaking or nonfiction new media who identify as having a disability. We seek to bring visibility to creators who are oftentimes overlooked…