Igniting Creativity Through the Arts

Inclusive Arts – On the Same Stage

H’art Centre (Kingston, Ontario)
  Subtitles available in English French

This on-demand video webinar features artists, arts instructors, and allies to the D/deaf and Disability arts community. 

In this video, H’art Centre in Kingston, Ontario shares stories of local professional artists and their experiences working on arts projects with D/deaf artists and artists with disabilities. This webinar will introduce H’art’s award-winning MixAbilities Inclusive Arts Training Program that benefited from consolidating those years of experiences and current best practices.

In short interviews, the artists will discuss – from an ally perspective – some of the existing barriers that prevent full participation in the arts, arts training, and arts opportunities for people with disabilities and the D/deaf.

In addition, as our nation ages, artists will speak to the reality that more and more people are experiencing barriers to participation in the arts.  

Collectively, we recognize this video is from the perspective of allied artists and arts instructors. Its intention is to encourage the wider arts community to move beyond current practices towards a spirit of full inclusion. 

Overall, H’art Centre hopes that this video will inspire you to learn more, collaborate more and start incorporating what you’ve learned into your next workshop or class to make way for the D/deaf artists and artists with disabilities. 

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Participating artists
Amy Booth, Camille Spencer, Holly Gwynne-Timothy, Isidora Spielman, Kirsteen MacLeod, Karen Dolan, Katherine Porter, Kathi Toth-Switzer, Kathryn MacKay, Daniel Chalmers.