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January 20 - August 11

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
  • 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…

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 21 - June 30

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

June 1 - June 30

Pride Toronto

  • Pride Toronto
  • Festival

Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that hosts an annual festival celebrating the history, diversity, and creativity of the LGBT2Q+ community in Toronto.

  • Closed Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • ASL by Request
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event

June 3 - July 8

You Grow Through What You Go Through + Artist Talk

  • Artist Talk / Panel
  • Exhibition

Join artist Gloria C. Swain and curator Shay Borden in conversation exploring Swain's solo exhibition You Grow Through What You Go Through.

This conversation will address Swain's solo exhibition You…

  • Online

June 4 - June 30

Mighty to Save

  • Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba
  • Exhibition

AANM is proud to present, “Might to Save” a solo exhibition by Ryan Dyck. Mighty to Save is a series of portraits exploring the hero as subject. The body of work explores themes of power and rescue…

  • Free Event
  • Online

June 7 - June 28

Art Making With Mina

  • Embrace Arts Foundation
  • Workshop / Course

We're so excited about this new online program!

Art Making with Mina is an online art studio where we can create and share our art. Join us for some expressive, creative, and sometimes messy fun…

June 14 - June 26

May I Take Your Arm?

  • Red Dress Productions
  • Theatre Passe Muraille
  • Performance

Blind artist Alex Bulmer takes the arm of people in her new neighbourhood. Together, they walk, listen, and share life stories — an architecture of place emerges. Experience their journeys through…

  • Audio Description
  • Online

June 15 - June 27

Queer Pride 2021

  • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
  • Festival

Queer Pride is radical love and defiant self-expression. It’s a time to celebrate everything that we are and all that we can be, while reimagining the spaces we create for all of our queer communities…

June 15

Call for Artists: Here and Queer

  • Outsiders and Others
  • Call for Submissions

Featuring works by self-taught artists that identify as LBGTQIA2S+, or simply not straight.

Here and Queer / July 30 - August 29

How to apply:

  1. Email up to 6 images of artwork to be considered for an exhibition.
  2. The name of the image files should include your name and the title of the work, such as “1. Sam Stone– Outer Space”, “2. Sam Stone…

June 16 - June 20

Breakthroughs Film Festival

  • Breakthroughs Film Festival
  • Festival

The 10th Annual Breakthroughs Film Festival will run from June 16-20 with film screenings, talkbacks with participating filmmakers and industry programs. We’re thrilled to share the line-up this year…

June 16

ArtWorksTO: Skills for a Creative Future: Portfolio Prep

  • Neighbourhood Arts Network
  • OCAD University
  • Workshop / Course
  • Artist Talk / Panel
  • Special Event

Toronto Arts Foundation's program ‘ArtWorksTO: Skills for a Creative Future’ is collaborating with OCAD U to offer FREE workshops, panel discussions and one-one-one dedicated support with OCAD U…

  • Free Event

June 16

Call for Applications: Studio Facilitator

  • Job Posting

Artbeat Studio Inc. is seeking a passionate and committed team member for the position of Studio Facilitator for our Artists-in Residence program at 62 Albert Street. 

Artbeat Studio Inc. is a…

  • Online

June 17 - July 17

Indian Summer Festival 2021

  • Festival

Indian Summer Festival is an annual arts festival produced by Indian Summer Arts Society, where we present acclaimed international and local artists, connecting Vancouver to itself and the world…

  • Audio Description
  • Captions
  • Transcripts

June 17

Call for Applications: Public Art Community Liaison

  • Job Posting

We are recruiting a full-time community liaison to join our public art team. This new position will be responsible for acting as a connector and liaison between the Calgary Arts Development public art…

June 17

Call for Applications: Community Liaison

  • Job Posting

We are recruiting a full-time community liaison to join our team. This is a new position which will be responsible for acting as a connector and liaison between the Calgary Arts Development team, and…

  • Online

June 17

Following Creative Paths: Re-centering Northern Artistic Life

  • ArtsUNITE
  • Artist Talk / Panel
  • Screening

Join us for a FREE Virtual Panel Discussion and film screening, discussing the lives and work of artists from Prince George, BC.

This event will explore how arts & culture can thrive in small(er…

  • Free Event
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Closed Captions
  • Online

June 17

A Brief History of Disability and Art with Amanda Cachia

  • Arts Access
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Learn how disability and visual art intersect across history and inform our contemporary understanding of disability artistry. Amanda Cachia will share a presentation with visuals and leave time for…

  • Audio Description
  • Online

June 17 - June 27

Ottawa Fringe 2021

  • Ottawa Fringe Festival
  • Festival

An open-access festival where 100% of ticket sales belong to the artists. A free market for the performing arts. Programming is selected by a lottery, not curators. Lottery aside, anyone is welcome to…

  • Closed Captions
  • Transcripts
  • Audio Description
  • Access Guide/Visual Story
  • Online

June 17

Panel: Creating Viral Comedy Videos on Rizzle

  • Workshop / Course
  • Artist Talk / Panel

We are excited to kick off the summer series of the Learning & Fun Professional Development program on Thursday, June 17 at 6pmET with the Creating Viral Comedy Videos on Rizzle panel.

Rizzle is a…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Captions
  • Online

June 17

InkWell Anthology Launch! Brilliance Is the Clothing I Wear

  • Reading
  • Performance

Join us on June 17th for the free virtual launch and celebration of our latest anthology, Brilliance Is the Clothing I Wear!

This free online event will be a celebration of InkWell's writers and…

  • Closed Captions
  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

June 17

Intro Photo Workshop – Eye Beyond the Camera with Gabriela Garcia-Luna

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

This June 17th, 2021 from 6pm until 8pm CST, Listen to Dis' Community Arts Organization will be hosting as part of our Visiting Artist Series an online photography workshop. "Intro Photo Workshop…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event

June 17

Art is Activism: Artist Amplification Project

  • Call for Submissions

One of the many ways activism is expressed is through art. All forms of art can tell a story or make a statement. Through the Art is Activism: Artist Amplification Fridays Project, we are working to…

  • 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 18

Summer Position: Event Coordinator

  • Job Posting

The Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ICCA) is an Indigenous run and led non-profit organization that aims to support and connect fellow Indigenous curators…

June 18

Summer Position: Digital Engagement Coordinator

  • Job Posting

The Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ICCA) is an Indigenous run and led non-profit organization that aims to support and connect fellow Indigenous curators…

June 18

Open Call for Submissions 2021-2022

  • Call for Submissions

Xpace Cultural Centre accepts proposals of all media from student and emerging artists, curators and/or designers. Exhibitions are selected by our Programming Committee, composed of the Xpace staff…

June 18

Call for Applicants: X-Wave Mentor Series

  • Call for Submissions

Continuing with our workshop series for BIPOC creators, X-Wave is organizing a series of one-on-one mentorship sessions where creators can meet with established BIPOC industry mentors who will give…

June 18

Call for Submissions: Windows to Paradise

  • Call for Submissions

In a time when social distancing has widened the gap between us, what openings have helped create windows of connection? Conversely, what is it that you've found yourself longing for, just out of…

June 18

Call for Applications: Box Office Manager

  • Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
  • Job Posting

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is seeking a dedicated, professional, customer service-oriented Box Office Manager to join our team. This position is responsible for managing the Box Office and its…

  • Online

June 19

Describing Dance in Musicals

  • VocalEye
  • Workshop / Course

Learn the principles of describing dance in musicals for audience members who are blind and partially sighted.

It's hard to know when, how and what to describe without stepping on lyrics or being…

  • Online

June 19

No Labels Please with E.J. Howorth

  • Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and Creative Manitoba to Creative Accessibility. a series of online webinars and panel discussions that will explore disability art, the experiences of artist with…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Online

June 20 - June 26

Red on Red

  • Intrepid Theatre Company
  • Performance

What happens when four Indigenous women come together in a dance studio? Exploring social justice through arts practice, a collective of Indigenous artists co-created a shared vision healing violence…

  • Closed Captions
  • Free Event
  • Online

June 20

ASL Youth

  • Pride Toronto
  • Performance

A showcase of d/Deaf youth ASL artists and performers Curated by: Deaf Spectrum

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Closed Captions

June 20

IKOUII OPEN 2021: Without Labels - Virtual Reception & Artist Talk

  • The Ikouii Creative
  • Artist Talk / Panel
  • Receptions / Openings
  • Exhibition

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…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions

June 20

Summer Position: Volunteer Assistant

  • Edmonton Fringe Theatre
  • Job Posting

You are passionate about volunteerism and giving back to your community. You have experience supporting event logistics and love helping make great things happen. You value relationship building, and…

June 20

Summer Position: Shop & Marketing Coordinator

  • Edmonton Fringe Theatre
  • Job Posting

You’re an outgoing emerging marketing professional who’s passionate about piecing together campaign initiatives with big impact. You’re highly creative and thrive in a fast-paced environment where no…

June 20

Summer Positon: Fundraising Coordinator

  • Edmonton Fringe Theatre
  • Job Posting

You are an emerging arts administrator and/or fundraiser with a keen understanding of (or a committed interest in learning about) the charitable sector. You fundamentally believe that a healthy arts…

June 20

Summer Position: Digital Content Administrator

  • Edmonton Fringe Theatre
  • Job Posting

The Digital Content Administrator will assist in the creation, implementation, management, and support of online digital content for broadcast with Edmonton Fringe Theatre.

You are an emerging…

June 20

Summer Position: Communications Coordinator

  • Edmonton Fringe Theatre
  • Job Posting

You are a budding communications professional who is passionate about persuasive storytelling. You’re a mindful, skilled verbal and written communicator. You’re a social media wizard – Instagram…

June 20

Call for Submissions: What The Pop!

  • Call for Submissions

Emerging artists working in various mediums (see submission guidelines for accepted media), and who are based in Quebec, are invited to submit to our YES Pop-up Exhibition series, WHAT THE POP! This…

June 21 - June 27

Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival (NIFF)

  • Festival

In June of 2021, we will present the first ever Indigenous Fringe Festival - the Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival (NIFF).

The Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival will be very different from…

June 21

Summer Position: Marketing and Media Assistant

  • Public Energy Performing Arts
  • Job Posting

The Public Energy Marketing and Media Assistant will be part of a team that creates content and implements a marketing and outreach campaign for the Pivot 2.0 Performance Series and the Public Energy…

June 21

Indigenous People’s Day Showcase

  • Pride Toronto
  • Artist Talk / Panel

The Indigenous People’s Day showcase will feature a circle discussion led by Elder Blu Waters with 2S & Indigiqueer leaders from 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations Leadership Building Initiative…

  • Closed Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • ASL by Request

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 21

Call for Applications: If You Ask Me

  • Workman Arts
  • Call for Submissions

If You Ask Me (IYAM) is a free program that supports emerging filmmakers with mental health and/or addiction experiences to develop a short film in the company of like-minded peers in a supportive…

  • ASL Interpretation

June 22

Call for Submissions: Panel Mural Program

  • Call for Submissions

Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival is bringing back Panel Mural Program for the 8th year of the festival!

The Panel Mural Program allows for artists of different disciplines to submit a digital…

June 23

Call for Artists – 2021 Summer Dance and Music Event

  • Call for Submissions

New Works invites expressions of interest from Metro Vancouver Performing Artists for our Annual Summer Dance & Music event at Ron Basford Park on CMHC Granville Island. Our Vancouver event is…

  • Online

June 24 - June 26

Decolonise Your Ears New Play Festival

  • Festival

The Inaugural Decolonise Your Ears New Play Festival is a three-day virtual festival running June 24-26th, 2021. 

Decolonising theatre doesn’t mean tossing out the likes of Tennessee Williams, Joe…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Online

June 24

EMWF Book Club: Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng

  • Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
  • Reading

EMWF’s June Book Club pick, Swimming Back to Trout River, is a startling debut novel that we’re sure will become one of your favourite new books. Grab a copy from your local library or independent…

  • Closed Captions

June 25

Call for Online Course Proposals

  • Workman Arts
  • Call for Submissions

Workman Arts invites instructors to propose accessible and inclusive online courses for our 2021/2022 training program. Instructors will develop and teach workshops and classes for our artist…

  • Online

June 25 - June 26

We Love Like Barnacles Encore Performance

  • Sins Invalid
  • Performance

Sins Invalid is proud to bring you an encore performance of We Love Like Barnacles: Crip Lives In Climate Chaos.

Holding space for love, mourning, and community healing in pandemic times, Sins Invalid…

  • Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Audio Description

June 25

Call for Applications: XR Pilot Program

  • Call for Submissions

New Works XR Pilot Program 2021 is a new program currently in development between New Works, dance artist Erika Mitsuhashi, and a team of consulting artists and technologists working at the…

  • Online

June 26 - July 3

Anti-Oppression Training for Theatre Arts Workers

  • Workshop / Course

Led by theatre artist and educator; Makram Ayache, this two day, six hour training is designed for theatre artists, educators, and leaders interested in deepening their understanding of Anti-Racism…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

June 26

What I Wish I’d Known with Andrea von Wichert

  • Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and Creative Manitoba to Creative Accessibility. a series of online webinars and panel discussions that will explore disability art, the experiences of artist with…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Online

June 28

Beyond Limits Presents: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Join local Manitobans with disabilities who will discuss lessons learned from the pandemic, including challenges and opportunities.

Join us for an evening of intriguing conversation as we bring…

  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Online

June 29

Sketch Comedy with Ophira Calof

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

Learn the fundamentals of sketch comedy writing in this 8 week course. Delving into character, point of view, structure and silliness, this course will take you through the writing process from coming…

  • Online

June 29

JAYU STAGES: Pride Edition

  • JAYU
  • Performance

For Pride Month, we are celebrating storytellers from the LGBTQ2SI+ community. In partnership with True Stories (Told Live) and Queers In Your Ears, join us for an evening of inspiring stories from a…

  • Online

June 30

Cops Out of Care Work: Abolish the Psych Ward

  • Artist Talk / Panel

This panel will discuss the history of madness in Canada and the ways in which madness continues to be policed. This panel will feature Dr. Ameil Joseph and Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware from Black Lives…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Online

June 30

Myseum Intersections 2021: Dixon Road

  • Performance
  • Artist Talk / Panel

A concert + conversation about Dixon Road, an upcoming musical by Somali-Canadian playwright Fatuma Adar.

Dixon Road tells the story of a Somali family who immigrate to Canada in 1991 as the civil war…

  • Free Event
  • Live Captions
  • Live Stream
  • ASL by Request
  • Online

June 30

Signs Of The Times

  • Cahoots Theatre Company
  • Performance

Through poetry and storytelling in their own language, Deaf theatre artists offer emotive reflections on today's world.

Hosted by Catherine MacKinnon

Featuring Tamyka Bullen, Chris Dodd, Thurga…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions

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
  • Online

July 1 - September 30

Cowichan Valley Disability, Culture and Food Through Art Exhibit

  • Exhibition

Canadian disabled activist and artist Jules Sherred brings awareness of the Canadian food crisis which affects people with disabilities all over Canada.

The exhibit, slated to run from July 1st to September 30th, 2022, will be available both online and in-studio and showcase the food-related stories of at least eight disabled Canadians, eight Canadians from culturally diverse backgrounds, and eight Cowichan Valley food and…

  • Captions
  • Audio Description

July 1

Call for Applications: 2021 Youth Programming

  • Toronto Fringe
  • Call for Submissions

Looking for something to do this July? Toronto Fringe is pleased to announce two online summer programs for the young and emerging creative community! 

Teen Fringe is an arts training program for…

  • Online

July 3

Accessibility for Arts Organizations

  • Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba
  • Workshop / Course

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and Creative Manitoba to Creative Accessibility. a series of online webinars and panel discussions that will explore disability art, the experiences of artist with…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event

July 8

Access as a Creative Catalyst

  • STEPS Public Art
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Have you ever been present in a creative space and noticed the many ways it was designed to function and who it was intended to serve? Perhaps it was created to welcome a wide range of people and…

  • Free Event
  • Closed Captions
  • ASL by Request
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream
  • Online

July 8

Studio Visit - DeVery Bess

  • National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Join us to chat with DeVery Bess and learn more about what it means to combine your love of drag, comedy, music and performance in an arts practice. 

DeVery Bess is an international performer…

  • Live Stream

July 11 - July 18

Multi-Lens: Chaotic Expressions Solo Performance & Exhibition

  • Multi Lens Existence
  • Performance
  • Exhibition

Body Movement Dance Artist (Jenelle Rouse) and Collaborative Art Photographer (Alice Lo) present "Chaotic Expressions" at the Little Mango Tree - Yoga and Holistic Health in Springfield, Ontario…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

July 12

Sensory Friendly Acting Camp

  • Workshop / Course

This online camp will provide a safe space for neurodiverse youth and children to work collaboratively, find a sense of belonging in an ensemble, and develop interpersonal skills. Learning in the…

  • Relaxed Performance

July 15

Call for Submissions: Open Studio Series + Explorations

  • Call for Submissions

Kinetic Studio invites artists to submit works for consideration for the 2021/2022 Open Studio Series in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Kinetic is looking for innovative new work from emerging and established…

July 15

Call for Artists: Birds! Birds! Birds!

  • Outsiders and Others
  • Call for Submissions

We are looking for self-taught artists that love birds as much as we do.

Birds! Birds! Birds! / Sept 3 - 26

How to apply:

  1. Email up to 6 images of artwork to be considered for an exhibition.
  2. The name…
  • Online

July 16 - July 18

The DisabiliTease Festival

  • Festival

The DisabiliTease Festival is a multi-day, multi-show festival that showcases performers with both visible and invisible disabilities. Our second annual festival will take place virtually on July 1…

  • Live Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Online

July 29

Cops Out of Care Work: Abolish Long Term Care

  • Artist Talk / Panel

This panel will discuss the history of Long Term Care in Canada and the link between carceral policies and healthcare policies such as MAiD, the Triage Protocol, and more. This panel will feature Dr…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream

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

Submit to The Remote Access Archive

  • Call for Submissions

Be part of history: help us build this archive of the power, knowledge and expertise of disabled people.

Deadline: July 31, 2021

If you are disabled, Deaf, Mad, Sick, crip, or another related…

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…