I just trilled to be invited by Tangled Art + Disability to present as part of their Art Mechanics Lab workshop series. AML is split up into 8 professional development workshops catered to disability identified artists, who are interested in better navigating their place in the arts sector. My presentation involved opening up a conversation about what it means to create a presence as an artist or designer in today’s art landscape.
Project Creative Users, an exciting and creative side arts project I manage, just recently underwent a two day intensive Think Tank with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. The Think Tank was organized for the purpose of gathering artists with disabilities in the city of Toronto to talk about ways that Project Creative Users can participate in making art development and art engagement more accessible. Our goal for the weekend was to start to put together a 3 to 5 year strategic plan that will help steer Project Creative Users in the right direction towards successfully meeting the needs of people with disabilities.
We also launched the second ambitious group arts installation, Crip Interiors, October 3rd, 2015 as part of Nuit Blanche Toronto. For more information about Project Creative Users and to see images of the show, visit: creativeusers.net