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Accessing the Arts

Creative Users Projects is working with communities with lived experiences of disability and difference across Canada to co-create solutions that make difference discoverable and vital in a world that’s transforming to digital. Our research and development initiative (Accessing the Arts) aims to build a business model and service that is created in collaboration with the communities it hopes to serve. 

Accessing the Arts (ATA) is a Deaf and disability arts initiative bringing together artists and arts leaders to build knowledge around digital strategy in our communities and center difference in the design and development of accessible digital solutions.

Download the report (pre-press): Accessing the Arts: Towards Difference-Centred Design

Accessing the Arts Artist Focus Groups

April 24-May 20, 2020

From April 24 – May 20, 2020, we hosted a series of online co-design thinking workshops facilitated by guest artists to open dialogue about accessing the arts and share stories around what it means to access artistic experiences pre and post COVID-19.

Participants shared their memorable experiences as artists and audience members, as well as the ways the current health crisis is impacting their communities or individual lives.

We are grateful to all of our artist co-researchers, who brought their approaches and insights to this project. Keep tuned for an upcoming report on insights generated!