ARTS & DISABILITY
~ 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.
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Commencing in January of 2015 we are excited to collaborate with Community Living Winnipeg to hire professional artists with disabilities to teach classes throughout Winnipeg.
NEW VIEW ART PROJECT
As part of the New View project, we're looking for art instructors with disabilities who are interested in teaching evening and / or weekend classes to individuals with disabilities (who come with supports as needed).
We will be offering volunteer options to high school students as needed and once per year we will be hosting an art auction to the general public. It is our hope that the art auction will generate funds to help the program continue. The overall message we are looking to focus on is "for artists, the disability may be the inspiration behind a masterpiece.&
Classes are intended to start in January and run for 8-12 weeks. Suggested mediums: painting, sketching, sculpture, photography and pottery however we are interested in suggestions from instructors as well. Class sizes will be kept to a limit of 6-8 depending on what the instructor feels comfortable managing. Along with the student's personal supports we will also be engaging volunteers to help with the classes as needed.
We are looking for artists with disabilities who are interested in teaching others their passion and skill. Artists must have great knowledge in the medium they are teaching and come recommended by members of the Arts and Disability Network.
Instructors selected will be asked to join us on a professional development day (or possibly a a small series of shorter sessions) in which we will all come together to share, learn and gear up for this exciting pilot project.
Full information on New View
If you are interested in becoming an instructor or you have accessible art space available please email Lisa Waldner at: firstname.lastname@example.org. or call (204) 786-1414 and leave a message.
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
by Kristin Nelson
November 13 – December 20, 2014
300 Ross Avenue
The work in the exhibition hinges on Nelson's continued exploration of the relationship between labour and the body, through the reproduction of typically mass-produced objects. Through using the intimate, and time-consuming method of weaving, objects such as paper towel rolls, stationary, and photocopy paper are reconsidered as unique, flawed, and even beautiful, works of art.
Make -- Soft
by Kristin Nelson
"Make -- Soft is in many ways about bringing things to light, about getting a better look at our surroundings, making them more accessible and more livable."
Art review by Steven Leyden Cochrane
Winnipeg Free Press