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.
We would like to thank
for its generous support
for this website
by musician/activist Nomy Lamm
Nomy Lamm's performance of Belly Up at Sins Invalid 2011 at Theater Artaud in San Francisco. Words and music by Nomy Lamm. Video and editing by Ralph Dickinson. Direction by Patty Berne.
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.
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.
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.