MIR x Accessible Futures

Free one-on-one consultation sessions for arts administrators to connect with mentors to support your organizational accessibility goals, frameworks and advocacy.

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We are excited to announce that North York Arts and the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network are collaborating on the Mentor in Residence x Accessible Futures program.

This program will offer a professional development series, 4 sessions two-hour long presented online in the fall focused on increasing the capacity of non-disabled led organizations* to work with disabled artists and program staff. In addition to being able to attend one or multiple sessions, participating organizations and staff will also have the opportunity to book free one-on-one consultation sessions to connect with mentors to support their organizational accessibility goals, frameworks and advocacy.  

Topics that will be address at the sessions include: 

  • Disability Justice for Organizations - Sept 15, 2022
  • All About Accessibility Baselines - Sept 22, 2022
  • Disability Justice Journeys Sharing Circle - Sept 29, 2022
  • Race and Disability Justice for Organizations - Oct 6, 2022
  • Save the date: Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm, for 4 weeks from September 15 to October 6, 2022.

All sessions will have ASL interpretation and CART available.

Registrations will open mid August, if you would like to be kept in the know when spots become available please email zyrelle(AT)torontoarts.org, subject line Mentor in Residence x Accessible Futures. Let us know the name of your organization and the email address to submit further details to.

*All organizations are welcome and invited to participate should the series topics be of interest.