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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.

More information and how to apply
Call For Submissions: Deaf Interiors on Facebook

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.


  • Creative Users Projects

    Toronto, ON M6H, Canada

    Creative Users Projects is a shapeshifter, cultural connector, and sector builder of disability and difference in Canada.

    As ‘creative users,’ we think creatively about the tools we use and the spaces we build from the lens of disability and difference. We believe artists are integral to changing the status quo and the way we think about access.

    Our vision is to spark new ideas of difference and help communities activate more inclusive spaces.

    As a disability-led, national arts service organization, our community programs, and online platform connect people to cultural knowledge, resources, and accessible opportunities with the goal of helping artists and arts leaders build stronger and more inclusive communities.

  • Tangled Art + Disability

    401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

    Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.

  • Deaf Spectrum

    Toronto, ON, Canada


    Deaf Spectrum aims to create greater accessibility for local Deaf communities in the Greater Toronto Area by providing services in American Sign Language.

  • City of Toronto