FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 22, 2018
Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support Deaf, Mad, and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.
We are currently accepting applications from Canadian Mad, Deaf, & disability identified artists from across Canada to take part in an upcoming series titled Flourishing. This series is a part of a larger multi-party collaboration entitled “Human Flourishing in Worlds of Disability, Frailty, and Suffering”; bringing together partners from education, research and arts sectors, led by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL). Tangled Art + Disability will open the exhibition Flourishing at Tangled Art Gallery in Toronto this coming fall of 2018.
Through this call for submissions and community engagement, Tangled Art + Disability will select seven (7) artists from across Canada to contribute artistic work centering the experiences of Deaf, Mad and disability-identified folk in exploring what it means to “flourish”. With this exhibition series, we seek to discover and expand new understandings of flourishing and to affirm how we may live and thrive even when society may expect differently. Flourishing can and does happen in unexpected ways, despite widely held ableist beliefs that disability, frailty, and suffering make it no longer possible.
We invite applications from artists at any stage in their career/practice. We encourage applications from artists in any field, including visual art, sculptors, performers, dancers, playwrights, poets, and filmmakers. We welcome perspectives that are intersectional and reflecting Deaf, Mad and disability cultures from diverse lived experiences including LGBTQQIIA, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour communities. Interested artists should share with us: where they are in their career, what is their creative practice and how this collaboration might support their practice at this time.