[Image Description: The Disability Holiday Market graphic, featuring a white background with cream-coloured snowflakes. At the top are the words "The Disability Collective & Wagner-Green Centre for Access and Inclusion present" in capital letters. Below are the words "The Disability Holiday Market" in a cursive font. Below are the words "Sunday, December 18, 2022", "Artscape Wychwood Barns", "Crafts | Food & Drinks | Gifts", and "Free Admission", all in capital letters. All text is in blue. At the top left and right corners are bunches of flowers in red, cream, and grey colours. At the bottom left and right corners are green evergreen trees. At the bottom is a layer of cream-coloured snow. In the centre of the snow is a blue booth with snow and a sprig of holly on top. The roof of the booth has dark blue vertical lines on it. In the centre of the booth is a kinara, mittens, a snow globe, a cake on a cake stand, a plate of jelly donuts, a menorah, and a dreidel. Underneath is a string of lights. Below are The Disability Collective and the Miles Nadal JCC logos. Below the booth are the words "thedisabilitycollective.com". To the left and right of the booths are stacks of wrapped presents in blue, white, and yellow hues. Beside the presents on either side are groups of people smiling and enjoying the market]
Sunday, December 18
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Toronto
Introducing The Disability Holiday Market, presented by The Disability Collective and Wagner-Green Centre for Access and Inclusion! This brand new event will feature work created by disabled artists while celebrating the diversity of the holiday season in Toronto. Stop by to shop arts and crafts made by local disabled artists, participate in community-building events such as a card making station, and enjoy food & drinks from community vendors to keep you warm and cozy!
The Disability Holiday Market will allow disabled artists to showcase and sell their work in a fun and community-driven environment, while celebrating the holiday spirit. This family-friendly event will be a fun and festive opportunity for the community to come together, experience and engage in art, and enjoy the holiday season.
An ASL interpreter and ASL volunteers were available. Sighted guides were available.A quiet space was available for folks to take a break from the market. Sensory and fidget toys were provided.
[Image Description: The What Happened to You? graphic, featuring a sky blue background with white clouds. In the centre is a yellow donation bin. At the top of the donation bin are the words "The Disability Collective" in black font inside of a thin box. Below is the word "presents", also in black font. In the centre of the donation bin are the words "What Happened to You?" in capital letters in red font on top of off-white textured paper with tape on the top left and bottom right corners. Below the box are the words "Created by Nikki Charlesworth" in capital letters in black font. Three puppets peek out of the top of the donation bin. On the left is Noodles, a yellow non-binary puppet wearing red overalls. In the middle is Little Red, a red puppet girl in a patchwork dress. On the right is Bo, a blue puppet boy wearing a polka dot two-piece. At the bottom of the graphic is green grass with trees and flowers coming out. Over top of the grass are the words "The Toronto premiere of a new, heart-warming piece of puppet theatre for children and their families" in capital letters in white font. Below this are the words "Join Nikki and her team for a puppet making workshop before the show!" in white font. At the top left corner of the graphic is the Arts Council England logo in black. At the top right of the graphic is the Roseneath Theatre logo in red]
Saturday, August 20th
& Sunday, August 21st
12:30 PM Workshop
30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
What Happened to You? is a new, heart-warming piece of puppet theatre for children and their families, coming to Toronto this summer from the UK! Created semi-autobiographically, puppet designer Nikki Charlesworth challenges the fundamental laws of traditional puppetry by making puppets that reflect her own disability, and moves as she moves.
What Happened to You? also features creative use of Audio Description, embedded into the original score, and integrated American Sign Language by a Deaf actor, which introduces children to enhanced access.
Hack Your Wardrobe: A Sustainable and Accessible Workshop
Friday, April 22, 2022 at 6pm Eastern Daylight Time
Captions were provided at this event.
The Disability Collective and Canadian Green Alliance are thrilled to host Hack Your Wardrobe: A Sustainable and Accessible Clothing Workshop, led by Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments! Join us on Earth Day to take part in this interactive event.
Photo of Sky by Grace DuVal
[Image Description: The Hack Your Wardrobe graphic, featuring a dark forest green background with a light green watercolour paint swatch on the right. At the top of the graphic are the words "Hack Your Wardrobe" in a white handwritten font. All other font is white and in sans serif. Directly underneath the title are the words "A Sustainable and Accessible Clothing Workshop". Below that is a white line, and below that are the words "Earth Day - Friday, April 22 at 6 PM EDT, thedisabilitycollective.com/tickets”. To the right are the words "with Sky Cubacub from Rebirth Garments”. To the right of this is a circular image of Sky, wearing a bright, multi-coloured outfit and smiling. At the bottom of the image are The Disability Collective, Rebirth Garments, and Canadian Green Alliance logos overtop a transparent white box]
[Image Description: The Able to Disabled Screening graphic, featuring a pink watercolour paint swatch overtop of a linen textured background. On the top left is The Disability Collective logo and the word "presents", and underneath is written "a screening of Kim Kitchen's Able to Disabled: My Changing Landscape followed by a discussion and Q&A session with the artist". Our website "thedisabilitycollective.com" is at the bottom left corner. On the right is a circular photo of Kim looking up at the camera, wearing a purple, green, and coral sleeveless summer blouse. Underneath is written "Thursday, May 27 at 7 PM EST". All text is dark purple]
A Screening of Able to Disabled: My Changing Landscape
Thursday, May 27th, 2021 at 7pm Eastern Standard Time
Captions were provided at this event. Kim's piece included ASL interpretation.
The Disability Collective is proud to present a screening of Kim Kitchen’s Able to Disabled: My Changing Landscape! Join us on Thursday, May 27th at 7 PM EST to collectively watch Kim Kitchen’s soundscape piece, followed by a discussion and Q&A session with Kim.
Able to Disabled: My Changing Landscape conveys insurmountable moments of grief, loss, and transformation amid testable adaptability and embrace. Anchored in her reality, the narrative emerges, depicting a vivid story and complexity within the composition. Through the art of shaping sound, Kim shares her process and insights of these life changing years. At its core, Able to Disabled: My Changing Landscape recounts a personal process of transformation, re-configuration of identity, and the work of letting go to then let in.
[Image Description: A green watercolour background. Overtop in white are the words “The Disability Collective, Cooking with Keze, An Earth Day Celebration. Below are images of stuffed eggplants and of spinach corn fritters]
Cooking with Keze: An Earth Day Celebration
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 6pm Eastern Standard Time
Captions were provided at this event.
Join award-winning disabled chef, Keze Whitlow, for a virtual cooking class where she will teach you how to make two recipe from her upcoming vegan recipe eBook: Spinach Corn Fritters and Veggie Stuffed Eggplant! This class will take place on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd, at 6 PM EST to celebrate the positive impact that cooking plant-based meals can have on our planet.
This event will raise proceeds for The Disability Collective, as well as for Sundance Harvest, a year-round and ecological urban farm that’s rooted in food justice, located in Toronto, Ontario. Sundance Harvest runs a free urban agriculture mentorship program called Growing in the Margins, which nurtures and grows the farm projects of BIPOC, 2LGBTQIA+, and youth with disabilities from seed to harvest. To learn more about Sundance Harvest, visit their website.
ART IS MOVEMENT: A Virtual Showcase and Fundraiser
Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 7pm Eastern Standard Time
ASL interpretation and captions were provided at this event.
An online celebration of disabled artists and creators.
Missed the showcase? Watch it now!
Want to support the artists? Donate now!