Deaf and disability arts

Volume - No 180 / October 20, 202120 October 2021

Arts practices and accessibility challenges and tips

In this issue: Insights into the arts practices of Deaf and disabled peoples, their accessibility challenges, and suggestions for improvement, based on four recent reports from Canada and the United States. These resources could help artists and arts workers improve the accessibility of the works that they create and produce.


Deaf and Disability Arts Practices in Canada: Summary

Arts Research Monitor

Based on interviews and focus group sessions with 85 artists and cultural workers, as well as a literature review, this report provides an overview of the artistic practices of “Deaf artists and artists with disabilities, … and related findings conce… View this resource

Artist Connect

Arts Research Monitor

Organized by Ottawa-based BEING Studio, Artist Connect was “a series of online events” in early 2020 that brought together artists with disabilities from six Canadian communities. To enhance accessibility, event organizers created short video reports… View this resource

Accessibility Labs

Arts Research Monitor

With the idea that “making theatre accessible makes the work better and leads to more exciting experiences for everyone”, Toronto-based Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) tested a range of accessibility methods in workshops that took place months before a… View this resource

Accessibility and the Arts: Reconsidering the Role of the Artist

Arts Research Monitor

Targeted to the visual arts but of interest to the broader arts community, this report examines the accessibility of artworks for disabled people. The findings are based on 23 “interviews with disabled and non-disabled artists and art professionals”… View this resource

Recent Resources
All archives by date
Logo of the Arts Research Monitor series from Hill Strategies ResearchSmaller version of the logo of the Arts Research Monitor by Hill Strategies Research Inc.