July 10, 2020
Deaf Interiors – Call for Proposals
Hosted by Creative Users Projects / Tangled Art + Disability / Deaf Spectrum / City of Toronto
We are now accepting proposals from Deaf artists across Canada to participate in Deaf Interiors, an online creative development project.
In August 2020, Creative Users Projects, in partnership with Tangled Art + Disability, Deaf Spectrum, and the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot, will commission 6 Deaf artists to participate in an online creative development program with lead facilitation by guest artist Sage Lovell and Peter Owusu-Ansah. Selected artists will gather as a group for 6 online sessions to collaborate on the development of ideas, share feedback, and co-create digital works of art to present to the public in the fall of 2020.
Deaf Interiors is a provocative demonstration of Deaf art and culture, activism, and connection that speaks to the social and economic challenges of our modern era during a world health crisis. Using zoom as a central medium, artists will explore ‘new norms’ in communication and creative practice in light of COVID-19-culminating in a series of digital “interiors” present to the public through online channels.
Artists will be paid an artist fee of $1000 each for their participation and creation of work for the project. ASL interpretation will be available when appropriate. Proposals from all art disciplines will be considered.