Network Connector One-on-One

Helping you discover and connect to the Deaf and disability arts community.

About the Network Connector One-on-One program

Do you:

  • wish you could connect with artists who have similar lived experiences as you?
  • want to learn more about the tools and tips that inspire other creatives to keep going?
  • want to learn from Deaf and disability-led perspectives and experiences?

You are a creator/artist, producer, curator, executive director or arts worker who is passionate about disability and accessibility in the arts but the pandemic is making it difficult to meet new artists!

Regardless of lifting restrictions, the pandemic is NOT over. With many Deaf and disabled people staying home rather than risk getting sick, our ability to find community and meet new people continues to be a challenge.

Network Connector One-on-One is here to connect you to new artists so that you can expand your network and learn from others!

Benefits:

  • Connect with Deaf and disabled artists who inspire you!
  • Share what you’re working on and get feedback and advice.
  • Trade stories and experiences in a supportive and disability-centred space.
  • Discover your community and expand your network!
  • Play a role supporting and cultivating Deaf and disabled artists across Canada.

How it works

  • Fill out this short questionnaire so that we know what you hope to get from your one on one session.
  • We’ll follow up with information about booking your session and how to meet.
  • Meet up and connect! If you like, we’ll send you suggestions on how you can get the conversation started!

Sessions are limited! For that reason, members of Network Connector will be given first priority. If you’re not a member, you can become one by adding your profile here!

ASL interpretation is provided.

Are you ready to expand your network?
Keep reading to book a session with our first guest artist.

Meet the artists!

Illustrated portrait of Peter Owusu-Ansah

Peter Owusu-Ansah

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.

Check out Peter’s work on Instagram

Book a session with Peter if you want to chat about:

  • Making digital art.
  • Get your work online, at galleries, or at outdoor art fairs.
  • Working with other artists!

Buy Peter a coffee!

If you like what Peter is doing and want to support him, you can buy him a coffee! See below for options. Creative Users Projects will send your contribution to Peter after processing fees.

Buy Peter a coffee: $7
Buy Peter 3 coffees: $15
Buy Peter dinner and a movie: $30
Surprise Peter: 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.

Keep tuned for more guest artists!