SDS@OSU 2021 Conference

Our Research

Accessing the Arts Focus Groups
From April 24 – May 20, 2020, we hosted a series of online co-design thinking workshops facilitated by guest artists to open dialogue about accessing the arts and share stories around what it means to access artistic experiences pre and post COVID-19.

Which side of the digital divide do you fall on?
On March 24th, 2020, the Creative Users Projects and Bodies in Translation research team met with a group of Deaf artists and stakeholders to discuss the challenges that artists are facing during COVID-19 and what the immediate needs and opportunities are.

Exploring Models of Access
Creative Users, Luminato, Tangled Art + Disability, and Bodies in Translation hosted a two-part Think Tank with community members and stakeholders in the arts. We came together to explore how Toronto might work together to create better access for artists, arts organizations, and audiences using the Good Host model designed by Inside Out Theatre in Calgary, AB.

Pop-Up Toolkit: Marketing and Communications
This toolkit was created from a workshop session at All Access: Enhancing Accessibility in the Performing Arts, presented by Canadian Stage and Luminato.

Additional recommended resources from our research partner Bodies in Translation

Vital Practices in the Arts
A resource guide for documenting, producing, and sharing arts and knowledge in ways that are accessible, collaborative, and disruptive.

The Arts and Activism Directory (AAD)
In its early stages of development (co-produced by Bodies in Translation and Tangled Art + Disability), the directory aims to recognize, commemorate, and document various activisms in the arts.