During these uncertain times around COVID-19 and in light of the need to keep our communities safe, we want to connect artists and arts leaders with lived experience of difference to more online opportunities and resources that are built by and for people with lived experience of difference.
Our listings and resource are combined with the help of communities and organizations across Canada and updated daily by the Creative Users team.
Discover arts and cultural programming designed by and for those who are historically left out! All listed events and opportunities center Deaf and disability culture, artists, and audiences, or they provide additional accommodations such as relaxed performance, ASL interpretation, and audio description.
Please note: We acknowledge that lived experiences of exclusion, discrimination, and oppression are real and unique to each individual. For these reasons, and because we do not organize the events we list, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided, nor can we ensure the quality of accessibility. Our goal is to make accessibility in the arts easy to find, and to provide you with as much information as possible, so that you, the users, can make informed choices based on your needs and interests.
Discover organizations or artist collectives that are building more inclusive spaces, services, and programming! Our mission is to break silos in the arts and bridge sector-wide accessible practice to spark innovation, collaboration, and connections between artists, arts leaders, and audiences.
Our venue listing features physical spaces and venues recommended and vetted by artists and communities with disabilities and differences across Canada. While most, but not all, of these spaces are wheelchair accessible; we include them here because they offer features that might accommodate needs for non-wheelchair users. Our goal is to include as much information as we can about each of these spaces so that communities of all differences can make informed choices about where to host or attend an event.
Working closely with artists, arts leaders, and the research team at Bodies in Translation: Activist Arts, Technology, and Access to Life, our goal is to connect people to vital knowledge and new practices that advance inclusion in the arts. Featured resources are kept updated weekly and are selected based on the recommendation of artists and communities.
Resources included in the directory:
- Respond to the needs of underserved communities during COVID-19,
- Highlight knowledge built by community-led practice, and collaboration
- Spread awareness of inclusive principles in the context of digital transformation,
Tell us what you think! We want to hear from you on how we can improve this directory or get in touch if you have a resource that you believe should we should include!