Join STEPS and Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba for a free panel discussion on the subject of accessibility through the lens of public artworks and projects!
Art and Accessibility in Public Spaces investigates the relationship between disability and public spaces, access and art, and explores ways to make artwork in the public realm more inclusive. Exploring methods for access and equity, moderator Jenel Shaw (Manitoba) will be joined by panelists Queen Kukoyi (Ontario), Salima Punjani (Quebec), Ysabelle Vautour (New Brunswick) to discuss their varied experience in creating and providing accessibility in the arts.
Watch the discussion:
Hosted via Zoom and broadcasted on Facebook Live via @STEPSPublicArt.
Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be available throughout this event.
The CreateSpace project team is committed to the community’s full participation in this project. Please contact Belinda at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or requests and we will do our best to accommodate.
Image Credit: Queen Kukoyi
About the Panelists
Ysabelle Vautour started out working in the mental health and disability support sector. In 2019 she decided to paint and create art every day for a year. A few months into her 365 art everyday challenge, she was featured in CBC and invited to speak at Artslink’s Short and Sweet Speaker Series and participated in a few live painting competitions. Ysabelle’s work was also selected for a juried exhibition at the Nails on the Wall Gallery in Metuchen, New Jersey.
The CreateSpace Residency is supported by the City of Toronto as part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021 – 2022, TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment, Canada Council for the Arts, and Ontario Arts Council.
This event is also generously supported by the Bulmash-Siegel Foundation