Overview

Overview

Tangled is dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative and artistic excellence. Our aim is to empower diverse artists with disabilities to engage and lead in the sustaining of disability arts and culture through a wide range of programs.

Grants

Won Lee Fellowship

The Won Lee Fellowship is a $1,000 cash award designed to support a hard-working artist who identifies as Deaf, Mad or Disabled. You can nominate yourself or someone else for this award.

OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant

The Exhibition Assistance program provides grants ranging from $500 to $2000 to assist artists with costs related to presenting their work in a confirmed, upcoming exhibition.

OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Grant

This program provides grants ranging from $1000 to $5,000 to assist theatre creators, playwrights, and informal collectives with costs related to developing a theatrical work, including developing relationships with other theatre artists.

Resources

Accessibility Tool Kit 

A guide to making art spaces accessible, created by Humber College in partnership with Tangled Art + Disability. It offers an introduction to and recommendations for incorporating accessibility features into aspects of exhibition design.

Access and Equity Links 

We have compiled the information on access and equity policies for various funding organizations. 

Access Funding Information 

Accessible Design in Digital Media 

“Making Accessible Media: Accessible Design in Digital Media” is a course of study designed to educate Canadians on the importance and relevance of inclusive design and accessibility in media. The course is offered by Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. 

Deaf Artists and Theatres Toolkit (DATT)

The DATT serves as a resource and guide to increase innovative collaborations between professional theatre companies and Deaf artists, as well as to increase engagement with Deaf audiences.

Research

Barriers to Canadian Arts Funding Research Survey

This report was prepared by Victoria Anne Warner in her role as Access to Funding Coordinator, working for Tangled Art + Disability in consultation with 56 Deaf, Disabled, and Mad identified artists from different disciplines and regions across Ontario and Canada. It was prepared for the Ontario Arts Council with the goal of expanding access to arts council funding for Deaf and Disability-identified artists.

The report identifies and analyzes barriers that artists currently face in accessing arts funding, and the current policies and procedures in place at various funding organizations. Analysis and recommendations are based on the feedback gathered through the research process and informed by current discourse in Disability Studies.