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On Access

Access Anthology

Tangled Art + Disability

Publication Launch and Workshop

Thursday, July 6, 4pm - 6pm


Big Softie (close-up) by Birdie Gerhl (F.K.A. Valentin Brown). Tangled Art Gallery, 2019. Photo by Michelle Peek Photography and courtesy of Bodies in Translation.

Join Tangled Art + Disability for the publication launch of the Access Anthology, a collection of essays and interviews from staff, artists and community members sharing reflections, critiques, and embodied knowledge of disability from an artistic, curatorial, and organizational methodology. To learn more about the book, visit the Access Anthology page.

The launch will centre on a roundtable workshop discussing Access Riders and how arts organizations might take up this exercise. A "rider" is a document that sets forth specific requirements that are added to an existing contract. Tangled has been exploring the use of an "access rider" as a method for articulating one's access needs. This roundtable discussion will take us through the experience of creating an access rider. How can artist-run centres that are typically stretched thin and working beyond capacity create better boundaries that support artist workers and create a more sustainable ecology? How can access riders articulate a disability-justice oriented change in artist-run culture? Join Tangled staff in a discussion exploring these themes and their own experiences of crafting access riders.

This workshop will have live ASL interpretation available and will also be livestreamed. We ask participants to be masked for this event and encourage in-person attendance where possible, but all registrants will receive a Zoom link if they wish to attend at home.

Tangled Art + Disability is dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community, and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mission is to support Disabled, d/Deaf, chronically ill, neurodiverse, k/crip, Mad, sick & spoonie artists; to cultivate Disability Arts in Canada; and to increase opportunities for everyone to participate in the arts.

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