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We expanded our Able Artists forum to a three-day event with performances, workshops and talks by Canadian artists with disabilities and leaders in the inclusive arts movement.

Able Artists 2013 - highlightsABLE ARTISTS 2013: PUSH TO OPEN was a three-day forum that offered daily sessions, workshops, demonstrations and performances designed to push Kingston’s leaders, arts leadership, academics, social service providers, educators and youth to open up to new ideas that may lead to increased arts engagement in our community.

We asked artists and presenters to share how their communities have provided access to opportunities in arts and culture. Not just by building more ramps and special seating areas, but also by finding solutions to funding dilemmas; approaches to battle systemic discrimination; and encouraging diverse expressions of art. We also discussed the most significant developments in Deaf and Disability Arts to understand the challenges ahead.

2013 Presenters and Performers

Dancer Jessie Huggett
Dancer Jessie Huggett
Humourist, David Roche
Humourist, David Roche
Author, Thelma Wheatley
Author, Thelma Wheatley

 

 

 

 

Ottawa's Propeller Dance
Ottawa’s Propeller Dance
Bboy, Luca "Lazylegz" Patuelli
Bboy, Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli
Choreographer Menka Nagrani
Choreographer Menka Nagrani

 

 

 

 

Sara Lige of Cool Arts
Sara Lige of Cool Arts
Director Kathryn MacKay
Director Kathryn MacKay
Melissa Mahady Wilton
Melissa Mahady Wilton