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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

July 1 - August 31

The Other Side of the River

  • Sum Theatre
  • Performance

Theatre in the Park is an original play offered free of charge in neighbourhood parks around Saskatchewan each July. Created in response to a current issue, it’s a fun and thought-provoking…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Audio Description
  • Free Event

July 1 - July 31

DDA Art Program Group Show

  • The Cultch
  • Exhibition

The Developmental Disabilities Association is a community living agency that provides over 50 community-based programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their…

July 2 - July 31

Making a Riddle out of a Solution

  • Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba
  • Exhibition

Join AANM for the opening reception of Making a Riddle out of a Solution, a solo exhibition by Margaret Switala. On July 2, 2021 AANM will be projecting the exhibition on to the side of our building…

  • Online

July 4 - August 15

Disrupting Dance

  • Cyborg Circus Project
  • Workshop / Course

The Cyborg Circus Project in collaboration with REAson D’être Dance is proud to present Disrupting Dance! Disrupting Dance is a free online contact improv dance series for disabled dancers ages 16+ of…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Audio Description
  • Live Captions

July 4 - August 27

Venus Fest Mentorship Program

The Venus Fest Mentorship Program will take place July 4th - August 27th, 2021.

  • Free Event
  • Closed Captions
  • Online
  • Alberta

July 6 - August 28

Q.A.A.C. Summer Art Club

  • National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)
  • Workshop / Course

Watch Art. See Art. Hear Art. Share Art. Make Art. Want to learn more about storytelling in live performance? Tired of making art alone? This summer club is all about building a supportive place for…

July 7 - September 1

Reading the Truth & Reconciliation Report

  • Theatre Passe Muraille
  • Special Event

TPM will be joining the TRC Reading Challenge, and our team will be collectively reading the Truth & Reconcilliation Report weekly on Wednesdays, from 9:30am - 10:30am. As TPM community members, we…

  • ASL by Request
  • Captions
  • Free Event

July 7 - August 1

Stupidhead!

  • Performance

Stupidhead! is about the glamour of failure and the celebration of futility. It’s about being a kid with a lot of dyslexia and not being able to fit in—and how being a human is really embarrassing…

July 8 - July 29

Summer Series with Janice

  • All Bodies Dance
  • Workshop / Course

New participants welcome! Summer Series with Janice Thursdays 7-8pm July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021 Online via Zoom

  • ASL by Request
  • British Columbia

July 13 - August 21

Weaving Together

  • Cool Arts Society
  • Special Event

Help us weave the community together with the power of art! In collaboration with our partners, Cool Arts is happy to announce #weavingtogether. From July 13th to August 21st join us outside the…

  • Free Event
  • Online

July 15 - August 26

One-Finger Animation Workshop Series w/ Cindy Baker

  • National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)
  • Workshop / Course

Cindy Baker’s One-Finger Animation Workshop series will introduce NaAC artists to creating simple animations from home. Artists will use accessible and user-friendly digital drawing and animation…

  • Live Stream

July 19 - August 3

Vancouver Pride

  • Festival

Vancouver Pride Society brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit and Queer community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration!

  • ASL Interpretation
  • ASL by Request
  • Captions
  • Online

July 20 - August 3

Call for Participation: Accessibility Audit

  • Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba
  • Call for Submissions

The Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba is creating an accessibility audit informed by the disability community! In order to do the most effective audit possible, we are reaching out to disability and…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

July 21 - July 31

2021 Digital Toronto Fringe Festival

  • Toronto Fringe
  • Festival

Fringers! The Toronto Fringe will be moving forward this summer with an online festival. The Digital Toronto Fringe runs July 21 - 31 and features on-demand Fringe content, live digital events, watch…

  • Transcripts
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Closed Captions
  • Captions

July 23 - August 15

BLACKOUT

  • The Musical Stage Company
  • Performance

On August 14th, 2003, Toronto was sent into chaos when the largest blackout in Canadian history left millions stranded in the dark and unable to reach or connect with their loved ones. Inspired by…

  • Audio Description
  • Discounted Tickets Available

July 24 - August 13

Queer Arts Festival 2021 - dispersed: it’s not easy being green

  • Queer Arts Festival / SUM Gallery
  • Festival
  • Receptions / Openings

QAF’s Gala opening party: With music, dazzling views, and art on multiple levels of the Sun Wah CentreQAF shows artists upcycling & recycling apocalyptic fear & dread into art & social change. Green…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

July 26 - August 20

Constructed Identities

  • Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture
  • Exhibition
  • Artist Talk / Panel
  • Receptions / Openings

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is thrilled to present the solo exhibition Constructed Identities by Persimmon Blackbridge, one of Canada’s most recognized Artists that identifies as living with a…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions
  • Online
  • British Columbia

July 28

Pillows for the Pandemic

  • Queer Arts Festival / SUM Gallery
  • Workshop / Course
  • Festival

Falak Vasa leads us in a pillow-making workshop, based off of their own series of pillows created during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic offering small comforts that are controllable.

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Stream

July 28

Summer Position: Marketing Assistant

  • Realwheels Theatre
  • Job Posting

Realwheels is seeking a creative and energetic individual to join our team to enhance our marketing efforts, primarily in the digital realm. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative, organized…

July 28

Call for Applications: Events Coordinator

  • Hot Docs Festival
  • Job Posting

Hot Docs is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary and to creating production opportunities for documentary filmmakers. Hot Docs Canadian…

  • Online

July 29 - August 7

Mine to Have

  • Listen to Dis' Community Arts Organization
  • The Other Ordinary (TOO)
  • Performance

Mine to Have is an edgy, sexy romp of an exploration that reveals how relationships flourish, fall apart, and survive in a world that denies pleasure. It promises to take you in like a lover and leave…

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Closed Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Online

July 29 - August 7

Saskatoon Fringe 2021

  • Festival
  • Performance

3 in-person venues. Digital performances. 36 unique experiences. 10 days. This year, the Saskatoon Fringe Festival will play host to 15 in-person theatre groups with the slots allocated to…

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Live Stream
  • Closed Captions
  • Audio Description
  • Online

July 29

Centering Artists in the Arts Ecology

  • Artist Talk / Panel

Bringing artists and arts workers together in a digital and generative space, join us in both a discussion, and an exploratory process. Artists are the key component of the Arts sector, however they…

  • Live Captions
  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • 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 30

Call to Artists - UNTIL Issue 10: On Disability

  • Call for Submissions

For the upcoming Fall issue of UNTIL Magazine, the theme will be ON DISABILITY with special Guest Editor Murray Siple. Murray wants to know: Does your work give your lived experience context and…

July 30

Call for Artists – Aurora Pops Up!

  • Call for Submissions

In challenging times, it has been on the shoulders of the arts to bring community together and ride through the turbulence. And now, more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic has darkened…

July 30

Open Submissions for Crowsnest Corner

  • Call for Submissions

After a 15-month closure, it’s TIME TO PLAY. Crow’s Theatre is hosting an open call for musical artists and bands to perform live outdoors as part of a new program to RELAUNCH STREETCAR CROWSNEST this…

  • Online

July 30

Communal Dreaming

  • Workshop / Course

A virtual gathering to visit 3 dreamscapes: self, others, and a path towards a vision of a more just community and tools to get you there. Communal Dreaming consists of visiting three dreamscapes…

  • ASL by Request

July 30

Call for Applications: Programming & Events Manager

  • Pride Toronto
  • Job Posting

The Programming & Events Manager is responsible for the program delivery of Pride Toronto’s stages and year-long events. They work with and manage a series of staff and community curators to ensure…

July 30

Call for Applications: Marketing Assistant

  • Pride Toronto
  • Job Posting

The Marketing Assistant will work directly with Pride Toronto’s Marketing and Branding Manager to oversee all administrative and website needs of the marketing department. They are tasked with…

July 30

Call for Submissions: 2021-22 Mentors In Residence

  • Workman Arts
  • Call for Submissions

One of the pillars that has been identified in supporting the growth and sustainability of an artist’s career is having the opportunity to receive guidance from peers and leaders within communities…

July 30

Project Dis/Play

  • ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)
  • Call for Submissions

Dis/Play is a public art project that shines a light on disabled folks of all ages telling their own stories, woven into a multi-media display that will be projected onto building walls in the streets…

July 31 - September 5

TOPS & Friends: Summer 2021 at Fort York

  • Toronto Outdoor Picture Show
  • Festival
  • Screening

Over the course of Summer 2021, Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) proudly presents TOPS & Friends, a five-week programme of film screenings celebrating community and cinema in the great outdoors…

  • Free Event
  • Open Captions

July 31

Open Call for Artists: The Breaking Point Project

  • Call for Submissions

The Breaking Point Project archives the experiences of incarcerated disabled and/or chronically ill people before partnering with emerging and established disabled artists to create imagery that…

July 31

Open Call for Arts Instructors

  • Cool Arts Society
  • Job Posting

Cool Arts Society is seeking qualified Arts Instructors who are passionate about teaching to join our team!  Cool Arts Society, is a not-for-profit organization located in downtown Kelowna, BC. Our…

July 31

Call for Applications: Covid Disability Archive

  • Call for Submissions

The Covid Disability Archive is launching, and needs submissions from the public to show the realities of how the Coronavirus Pandemic has uniquely affected the Disabled community. Anything can be…

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 BC Artists: Our First Conversation

  • Outsiders and Others
  • Call for Submissions

Throughout time and various cultures, a conversation pit has been a physical space that has provided a place to rest, reflect, socialize, and plan. Reaching its maximum popularity in North America…

July 31

Call for BIPOC Disabled Creatives: Digital Zine Anthology

  • Call for Submissions

We are looking for creative submissions from BIPOC folks with disabilities ONLY. We will select creative works for a digital interactive zine. The works will be selected based on: diverse voices from…

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…

August 1 - August 31

SummeWorks 2021

  • SummerWorks Performance Festival
  • Festival

Welcome to SummerWorks Festival 2021— free, public-facing programming across multiple platforms throughout the month of August.  Starting August 1, each day will offer new ways of encountering artists…

  • Free Event

August 1

Call for Submissions: The Disability Writes Project

  • The Disability Collective
  • Call for Submissions

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our next initiative, The Disability Writes Project! This project will feature plays, poetry, short stories, scripts, songs, novels, and more from writers with…

August 2

Beyond Barriers Open Call

  • Call for Submissions

This exhibition was created to provide a safe space and platform for specific voices of those whom we, perhaps, don't hear from as often as we should. The Beyond Barriers call is created specifically…

August 2

Call for Applications: Program & Access Assistant

  • Red Dress Productions / ReDefine Arts
  • Job Posting

The Program Assistant will join a small staff team, supporting the work of the organization. This position will also be expected to contribute to shared responsibilities and a collaborative work…

August 3

Call for Applications: Artistic Director

  • Job Posting

Following the announcement of Emma Tibaldo’s departure after 13 years at the helm of our organization, Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal is seeking new artistic leadership. We are now accepting…

August 3 - August 22

The Magic Hour

  • Performance

The Magic Hour is an immersive, walk-through, theatrical experience; a light-charged story of finding beauty in small moments and possibility within domestic isolation. Guided by rich audio, video…

  • Audio Description

August 4

Art SPARKS with Eliza Chandler

  • BEING Studio
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Art SPARKS is a community learning series and you're invited! Join us for an exciting conversation on Desiring Disability with Eliza Chandler August 4th - 4:30pm EDT Eliza Chandler will talk about…

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

August 5

Care Of: Ivan Coyote in Conversation with Susan G. Cole

  • Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Writer and performer Ivan Coyote has spent decades on the road, telling stories around the world. For years, Ivan has kept a file of the most special communications received from readers and audience…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • Closed Captions

August 6 - August 31

Who's at the Party: A Solo Exhibition by Alice Crawford

  • Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba
  • Exhibition
  • Receptions / Openings

AANM is proud to present “Who’s at the Party” a solo exhibition by Alice Crawford. The exhibition will be available to view after August 6, 2021 on our website: aanm.ca/online-exhibitions Join AANM…

  • ASL Interpretation

August 6

Multisensory Museum: Chloe Typert-Morrison

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

How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course share their co-creative process of translating…

  • Closed Captions

August 9 - August 19

Vines Art Festival 2021

  • Festival

Vines is an arts organization and festival that is responsive to and nurturing of artists that are working toward land, water, and relational justice. We support underrepresented voices in developing…

  • Free Event

August 9

Call for Submissions: Residency Program

  • Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
  • Call for Submissions

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is pleased to announce a province-wide call for submissions to a Residency Program. The Residency Program aims to support the creation and development of work by…

  • Online

August 10

Toronto Arts Council Artists in the Library Information Session

  • Toronto Arts Council
  • Webinar

Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Public Library will host an information session about the Artists in the Library grants program. This info session will be presented in webinar format and will be…

  • Free Event
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Closed Captions

August 13

Careers in the Arts Professional Mentorship Program

  • Creative Manitoba
  • Call for Submissions

In the Careers in the Arts Professional Mentorship Program mentees choose a professional mentor to pair with for the 7-month mentorship program (October 1st – April 29th for the 2021/22 program year…

August 15

Call for Submissions: Crip Pandemic Life

  • Call for Submissions

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the forms of ableism, racism, sexism, classism, xenophobia, and transphobia that measure lives and deaths differentially. As a result, many disabled and disabled…

August 15

Call for Submissions

  • Realwheels Theatre
  • Call for Submissions

Realwheels Theatre and its new Artistic Director, Tomas Mureika, are eager to meet theatre industry professionals – including emerging artists and recent grads – from all disciplines throughout the…

August 15

Constellate: OUTspoken

  • Reading

Join us for a special Pride Week show, featuring an evening of 2SLGBTQ+ stories of being one's true, authentic self. All ticket proceeds from this show will be donated to the Rainbow Refugee…

  • ASL by Request
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Active Listener

August 15

Call for Applications: eMERGEnce Music Incubator

  • Call for Submissions

eMERGEnce is Small World Music’s signature creative and professional development program dedicated to career sustainability and integration into Toronto’s music landscape and the Canadian cultural…

August 16 - August 20

Art of Disability Festival: The Remix

  • Festival

Our Art of Disability Festival: The Remix is back again! This years' virtual Festival is from August 16 - 20, 2021 and will feature our virtual Artist Catalogue as well as some great virtual events…

  • Online

August 19

Method Acting Made Simple with Louise Seidel

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

This August 19th, 2021 from 6pm until 8pm CST, Listen to Dis' Community Arts Organization will be hosting as part of our Visiting Artist Series an online acting workshop. In this free online Zoom…

  • Free Event
  • Live Stream
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Online

August 20

Sex and the Pandemic: The Weaponization of Safety

  • Ryerson University
  • Artist Talk / Panel

A Speaker Series organized by Ricky Varghese (May – October 2021) Hosted by the School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University Sex and Contagion, or White Fragility (on Safe) Damon R. Young (UC…

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

August 22

Call for Submissions: Bed Zine Issue 2

  • Call for Submissions

Bed Zine reflects the complex ways that disabled people relate to our beds, through a combination of art and writing. We will be accepting submissions for Bed Zine issue two until August 22, 202…

  • Online

August 26

EMWF Panel: Women, Interrupted

  • Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
  • Artist Talk / Panel

Life can be a puzzle made up of pieces that don’t fit the way we’d hoped. Family, sexuality, relationships, work, desire, hope, healing, time and circumstance… things can get, well, a little…

  • Live Stream
  • Free Event
  • Closed Captions

August 27

Multisensory Museum: Kalina Nedelcheva

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

How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course share their co-creative process of translating…

  • Closed Captions

August 30

Call for Submissions: EMANATA

  • Call for Submissions

Conundrum Press is thrilled to announce the launch of its new young adult graphic novel imprint, EMANATA, curated by award-winning author Sarah Sawler. Sawler will take on the role of EMANATA’s YA…

  • Online

August 31

Black Deaf History in Canada: Why is there not enough?

  • Ryerson University
  • Ryerson University School of Disability Studies
  • Artist Talk / Panel

The School of Disability Studies at X University invites you to attend an online presentation and panel discussion with Dr. Jenelle Rouse and her research team titled, “Black Deaf History in Canada…

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

August 31

Call for Submissions: INCLUSION Art Show

  • posAbilities
  • Call for Submissions

As BC's largest disability art show, _pos_Abilities' INCLUSION Art Show & Sale has celebrated the work of artists with diverse abilities since 2005. Every October, artists and art-lovers come together…

September 3

Call for Submissions: AXS Film Fund

  • AXS Film Fund
  • Grants / Funding

ArtsEverywhere is proud to support documentary filmmakers and non-fiction new media creators of colour with disabilities through the AXS Film Fund. Founded by director, producer, writer, and…

September 10

Multisensory Museum: Matana Geraghty

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

How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course share their co-creative process of translating…

  • Closed Captions
  • Online

September 17

Sex and the Pandemic: Forms of Intimacies

  • Ryerson University
  • Artist Talk / Panel

A Speaker Series organized by Ricky Varghese (May – October 2021) Hosted by the School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University Confinement and Intimacies Idil Abdillahi (Ryerson University) Hot for…

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

September 17

Call for Submissions: Reelout Queer Film Festival

  • Call for Submissions

The Reelout Queer Film Festival is an annual 10-day event held in Kingston, ON Canada. We are one of the first queer film festivals in the calendar year and our festival exhibits independent…

  • Online

October 15

Sex and the Pandemic: Variations of the Social

  • Ryerson University
  • Artist Talk / Panel

A Speaker Series organized by Ricky Varghese (May – October 2021) Hosted by the School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University Isolated bodies, Governed Exchanges Susanna Paasonen (University of…

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

October 31

Call for Artists: What Disability?

  • Outsiders and Others
  • Call for Submissions

Outsiders and Others is looking for artists to participate in an upcoming show, What Disability? (December 3 - 26). Featuring works by artists that identify as living with a disability, and are self…

  • Online

July 1 - September 29

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…

  • Captions
  • Audio Description