Call for Proposals - Deaf Interiors

We are now accepting proposals from Deaf artists across Canada to participate in Deaf Interiors, an online creative development project. Read below for more details.

In August 2020, Tangled Art + Disability, in partnership with Creative Users Projects, Deaf Spectrum, and the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot, will commission 6 Deaf artists to participate in an online creative development program with lead facilitation by guest artist Sage Lovell and Peter Owusu-Ansah. Selected artists will gather as a group for 6 online sessions to collaborate on the development of ideas, share feedback, and co-create digital works of art to present to the public in the fall of 2020.Deaf Interiors is a provocative demonstration of Deaf art and culture, activism, and connection that speaks to the social and economic challenges of our modern era during a world health crisis. Using zoom as a central medium, artists will explore ‘new norms’ in communication and creative practice in light of COVID-19-culminating in a series of digital “interiors” present to the public through online channels.

Artists will be paid an artist fee of $1000 each for their participation and creation of work for the project. ASL interpretation will be available when appropriate. Proposals from all art disciplines will be considered.

How to submit your proposal:

Please submit by email to [email protected]:

  • A video (vlog) or written text that tells us a bit about yourself, your creative practice, and why you want to participate in it!
    • For written text, submit up to 500 words max.
    • For video/vlog format, proposals should be no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Up to 5 images as examples of your practice, or a URL link to a website or portfolio.

Deadline: Friday, July 10, 2020 (Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for a response.)
Where: Please email your submission to [email protected]
When: August 1 – 30th

Questions? Email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Deaf Interiors proposal”