About Creative Connector meetups
The 2022 meetups have wrapped up for the year. Thanks for joining us! Sign up for our newsletter where we’ll announce more information about next year’s program.
If you want to support our guest artists, buy them a coffee! See below for options. Creative Users Projects will send your contribution to the artists after processing fees.
Buy a coffee: $7
Buy 3 coffees: $15
Buy dinner and a movie: $30
Surprise them: Other
Note: As a non-profit, we’re unable to issue tax receipts for donations. Creative Users Projects will collect your donation on behalf of guest artists in the program. 100% of your donation, minus PayPal processing fees, will go directly to the artist.
Alexis Bulman is an interdisciplinary artist based in Epekwitk’/ Prince Edward Island with lived experience of disability. Alexis uses community and collaboration in her practice to explore negotiations and conversations around climate change and access in public and private spaces.
Sage Lovell (they/she) is an artist, writer, and entrepreneur. Being Deaf, Queer, Disabled, and Neurodivergent; they are an artist who likes to work their magic, using different art mediums to shift perspective and spaces. With their multitude of talents, they were able to incorporate their passion for interweaving media, language, performance, and accessibility into works of art.
Jenel Shaw is a self-taught visual artist focusing on learning new ways to craft and explore artistic expression. Jenel is the executive director of Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, the liaison director for the Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf and the Co-Chair of the Manitoba Artist-Run Centres Coalition. Jenel has a Master in Disability Studies from the University of Manitoba.
Salima Punjani is a multisensory artist and MSW grounded in relational aesthetics. She is particularly interested in the intersection between art and care work, specifically, how multiple senses can be used to expand the possibilities for people to feel welcome in art spaces. She enjoys creating artful experiences of empathy, intimacy, and connection.
Chris Dodd is a Deaf performing artist, playwright, accessibility advocate and founder and artistic director of SOUND OFF, a theatre festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts! Chris knows a lot about Adaptive Technology having worked with people with disabilities for 20 years to solve challenges through tech. He is the recipient of the Guy Laliberté Prize for innovation and creative leadership by the Canada Council of the Arts and a Governor General Innovation Award finalist!
Ashley King is a Mexican Canadian, visually impaired emerging artist based in Calgary. As an Artistic Associate at Inside Out Theatre, she advocates for equal representation, accessibility, and inclusion in the arts. Ashley has a background in acting, writing, and public speaking and is drawn to the art of storytelling through the lens of one’s own lived experiences.
Harmeet is a fat, trans, and disabled, Sikh-Panjabi artist and designer living in Tkaronto otherwise known as Toronto.
Using a disability justice framework in their work, Harmeet makes art that activates senses and feelings of rest, pleasure, and slowness.
When they’re not facilitating workshops on accessible digital design, collaging and textile painting, Harmeet works with the community and provides peer and crisis support.
Anna Camilleri has been working in the realm of performance, image, and text for over 25 years. An interdisciplinary theatre artist and designer, her tactile and sculptural works are primarily expressed through public artwork. Anna is founding Artistic Co-Director of ReDefine Arts, and works within a network of partnerships to create opportunities for art-making, presentation, and mentorship that advance disability justice, collective liberation, and artistic innovation.
Wy Joung Kou is a queer, chronically ill, multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto. Their body of work spans mosaic art, poetry, sound, movement, performance, video, and installation. Grounded in a disability justice framework centering accessibility, community and interdependence, their artistic practice is interwoven with personal narratives of grief, care, and intimacy.
Peter is a Deaf visual artist in Toronto, Ontario. In 2009, he zoomed in on one of his artworks and became curious about the wide range of colourful pixels on his computer screen. Using Photoshop as a tool, Peter went on to create large scale compositions that communicate our connection to nature. In 2020, he co-curated Deaf Interiors, an online three-month incubator and exhibition presenting six Deaf Canadian artists. His works are shown around Canada and are privately collected in Toronto, and New York.