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Arts Disability Network of Manitoba


ARTS & DISABILITY NETWORK MANITOBA
~ advancing accessible
arts in Manitoba

ART + BODY:

Gain an understanding of how disability informs and enriches an artist's creative expression, as well as brings new perspective to the world we share.


Arts Health Network Canada

The goal of Arts Health Network Canada (AHNC) is to bring arts and health activities into the mainstream of Canadian life so that all Canadians are able to engage in art for the health of it, as well as the joy of it.

Join the network and Sign Up For their Monthly newsletter, The Connector


ADNM T-Shirts

Created by the Give T-Shirt Company, the ADNM shirts are an ode to the dream of complete artistic freedom for all. Art that is free of barriers, free of prejudice and preconceptions, and art that nurtures and celebrates the unique talents and perspective of those who learn to live and create differently.

Shirts are available through the ADNM Webstore. All proceeds go towards advancing accessible arts in Manitoba.

Call 204-336-2366 for purchasing info


Art + Body: SEE ME HEAR

Art + Body: SEE ME HEAR was an amazing event! Thank you to all the talented artists who participated, all of those who attended and a special thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who made sure everything ran smoothly!

View Full Art + Body Photo Gallery

...But Is It Art?
ADNM Board Member, Harry Paine and Chairperson, Susan Lamberd explore the meaning of Disability Art and the power that lies within the growing culture.
Community News Commons

We would like to thank

Canada Council for the Arts

for its generous support

for this website

 

Arts and Disability Network Manitoba

An Evening with
Simi Linton & Christian von Tippelskirch

A conversation with Christian and Simi about their documentary Invitation to Dance, about Simi’s life as a disabled woman and the rise of the disability rights movement. The film is based on her memoir, My Body Politic, published in 2006 to critical acclaim The conversation will focus on the current state of disability and the arts, and the genesis of this film.

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MAKING OUR MARK II

Making Our Mark II is a mentorship program from ADNM in partnership with Martha Street Studio, providing up to 6 mid-career, professionally identified, local artists with disabilities the opportunity to explore the art of printmaking, digital art and professional art career practices. Selected participants will receive technical training, full studio access and group directed professional development seminars. They will also meet and engage with group selected visiting artists and curators via presentations and critiques. Martha Street Studio is a fully accessible and inviting creative space.

Martha Street Studio is currently accepting applications. For full application guidelines please visit our Opportunities page.

 


And Shall I Be Happy

Call for Submission
Deadline for submission June 1, 2015
Exhibition runs October 12-31, 2015
Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture seeks Canadian visual artists who live with a disability to apply to be part of the upcoming exhibition, And I Shall Be Happy. This curated exhibit will explore the theme And I Shall Be Happy from the perspective of artists who live with a disability. We hope our artists will use this theme to explore the pressure to be happy, even when times are hard. Many people with disabilities have to pretend they are happy in order to be "cured". And of course, many times people with disabilities are happy. We want to see images of happiness too. If we have mental health challenges, we must “be happy” to indicate we are cured, and if we have developmental disabilities, we must “be happy” while negotiating a world that excludes and belittles us.

Full Submission Details


The Tallest Poppy
Residency Program

The Tallest Poppy Residency Program is a two-day artist residency curated by Synonym Art Consultation. For one weekend every month, a portion of The Tallest Poppy will become a makeshift studio for a new artist-in-residence, who will execute a site specific art project.

By inviting a professional artist to work creatively in a public space and to interact with patrons, this program aims to bridge the gap between maker and audience and to open a dialogue regarding the role of art and artists in the public sphere.

Synonym Art Consultation is currently accepting applications for The Tallest Poppy Residency Program for 2015.

Full Program Details

Thank you to everyone who took part in The Soapbox Series.

The event was a great success, and we are happy that we were able to help initiate conversation about accessibility in the arts and identify concrete needs within the community. Our overall goal is to spur tangible changes within the arts community. After the series, we feel that much closer to reaching this goal.

View Highlights of Bill Shannon's Artist Talk & Performance
View ADNM Strategic Planning Session