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Tracy Tidgwell

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Tracy Tidgwell is an interdisciplinary artist and producer who works in the folds of process, connection, and the body. Tracy’s work spans movement, performance, writing, photography, video, radical hospitality, accessible cultural production, and arts-research administration. Tracy is the creator of Anywhere Near Us, a collection of audio performances of queer texts; co-creator with Max Airborne of the Fat Liberation Peoples History, a community oral history project; a member of Fat Rose, an art and activism incubator for fat liberation rooted in frameworks of disability justice; and a member of the Visioning Connective for the Feminist Art Retreat (FAR). Tracy is practiced in creative access coordination, accessible media production, image description, and plain language writing and editing. She has worked with Tangled Arts + Disability, Creative Users, Deaf Spectrum, and was the project manager for the Bodies in Translation partnership project. Currently, Tracy is the Producer and Project Manager for "Hemispheric Encounters: Developing Transborder Research-Creation Practices" in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Curatorial Arts
  • Photography / Film
  • Installation / Sculpture
  • Craft
  • Digital Arts and Media
  • Podcasting / Storytelling
  • Video Production

Roles:

  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Trained professional service provider or consultant
  • Community member
  • Activist / ally
  • Facilitator

Expertise:

  • Audio Description
  • Captioning
  • Relaxed Performance
  • Consulting
  • Research
  • Design thinking
  • Event Planning
  • Communications
  • Policy Development
  • Facilitation
  • Active Listening

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Mad
  • Fat
  • LGBTQ2SIA+
  • Queer
  • Feminist