Abilities Arts Festival 2005

Held from October 27 to October 30, 2005, Abilities Festival included:

● A variety of performance venues including two gala performances at the Glenn Gould Studio, an opening evening cabaret, three Luncheon Matinees and the Sunday Morning Show, all by performers with disabilities

● A juried, international art exhibition by artists with disabilities called CONNECTIONS 2

● Workshops and panels that provided networking opportunities for both professional and aspiring artists, promoted discussion and skill enhancement and engaged festival attendees

● The Video Library where festival attendees viewed newly released films, as well as award-winning films from eight countries that were presented as part of PROJECTIONS: An International Disability Film Festival held in Toronto in June 2004, as well as new works

● A full day program for school age children with disabilities that featured accomplished performers with disabilities

● “In Celebration of Our Children” an art and poetry exhibit that highlighted work by children with disabilities from across Ontario.