STORYWAVES PROJECT FOCUS GROUP/WORKSHOP CALLOUT

The Storywaves project is looking for artists from the disabled/crip/deaf/hard of hearing/mad/mentally ill/neurodiverse/chronically ill identified communities to participate in a series of arts-based focus groups and workshops. We are gathering input on what technologies and resources artists are currently using and/or are interested in using/exploring in their art practices. Storywaves is an in independent arts workshop that works with sound, poetry, digital story telling and recording. The collective members of the Storywaves project are, Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray from the radical electronic band lal, and queer crip genderfluid digital artist, photographer, and activist , Quinto Zimmerman.

Focus group participants will be given priority for involvement in the workshop series, which will take place in the spring of 2016.

FOCUS GROUPS:
– Two sessions: November 7th 2 – 4 pm and November 14th 2 – 4 pm
– 6 – 8 participants will be selected
– There will be an honorarium of $50 – 80
– Snacks and TTC tokens will be provided.

At the focus groups we will collectively generate ideas and feedback on technologies disabled artists are incorporating into their work and techniques they would like to explore. Together we will expand upon the Storywaves workshop series and add in new accessible technologies selected by the group.

WORKSHOPS:
After the two focus groups, participants will continue with the “Storywaves” project in a series of workshops. The aim of the series will be to collaboratively develop Storywaves as a group/individually. Participants will come away from the workshops with a knowledge of accessible technologies and resources to help expand upon their own arts practices.

Workshops will be held in spring 2016 – exact dates to be announced

To submit an application or find out more information about the focus groups, please contact [email protected] or visit or facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/469733499864099/

Application deadline: October 25th, 2015
This project has been generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council and supported by Tangled Art and Disability.