Past Workshops

AI in the Arts

Thursday, 9 April 2020 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Online via Zoom

Join us for a webinar discussing AI & Technology brought to you in partnership with UKAI Projects!

Technology now serves as a key influence that drives, shapes and inspires contemporary artistic work. Art also fuses the fundamental principles of technology, using modern techniques to create pieces of work that are truly reflective of their time.

This session will equip artists and creators to understand the implications and opportunities of artificial intelligence and also imagine the appropriate artistic and political responses to a world that will be significantly altered by the introduction of these technologies. We need creators not only using these tools, but informing the conversation about how these tools will be deployed, and to whose benefit. 

In Conversation with Artists: Arts & Mental Health 

Monday, 25 May 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EST)

Online via Muse Arts' Facebook Live

Join us in conversation with artists on the issue of Mental Health/Wellness. Let’s explore the role that arts play in mental health, how to reduce the stigma attached to mental health and diagnosis , the impact of COVID19 on our communities of artists and how to approach and support our communities during and after the pandemic. We will be taking questions prior and during this live-streamed panel. This event is brought to you in collaboration with Muse Arts!

In Conversation with Organizations:  Visions of Engagement During and After a Pandemic

Thursday, 28 May 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Online via Muse Arts' Facebook Live

We  recognize the value of the Arts in our lives, and its role, particularly,  in the current context, resilience – our ability to adapt.  We have seen the power of collective voice through art-based community engagement through our work prior to COVID-19.  

In this panel, we invite  cultural leaders to share and explore with us how we can support  and communicate  with each other and continue inspiring communities during and after the pandemic. How does engagement looks like now and during our path to recovery? This event is brought to you in collaboration with Muse Arts!

How to Crip the Arts 1

November 19, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Tangled Art & Disability , 401 Richmond St.

Join us for How to Crip the Arts 1, an engaging introductory workshop curated by Tangled Art & Disability designed for artists interested in exploring the aesthetic potential of access.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with knowledgeable artists/facilitators that will discuss the following topics: Disability Arts (social vs. medical model), and accessible curatorial practices. This workshop will include a guided tour of Body Farm, an art exhibit that puts into practice the access policies discussed in the workshop. 


Valentin Brown queers the human body by combining it with forms from nature to create what he calls “soft body horror”—a mythology of monsters that describe his story. Valentin’s story sits in a largely neglected intersection: he is an autistic, trans man who inherited a complicated history of intergenerational trauma. His grotesque guardians express how he makes meaning, through a gaze that is queer, trauma-informed, and on the spectrum. “Soft body horror” gives Valentin space to begin re-experiencing his story in bits and pieces, in a greater context of awe, humour, and hope. Valentin is a graduate of the Visual and Creative Arts program at Sheridan College. In 2019, he was awarded Tangled Art + Disability’s Won Lee Fellowship, and the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency. Body Farm is Valentin’s first solo exhibition.

Kristina McMullin is a designer and communicator who works from a human-centered approach. She has designed, promoted, and produced deliverables, events, and exhibitions through her work at Tangled Art + Disability. As an advocate for Disability Arts, Kristina has served as a presenter and panellist within Toronto’s arts and culture sector to speak about access and inclusion best practices and delivered keynote speeches across North America. With a Bachelor of Design degree from Ryerson University, digital marketing and user experience design certificates from Brainstation, and training in audio description and relaxed performance, Kristina’s dedication to continuous improvement gives life to her passion for access and inclusion.

How to Crip the Arts 2
November 26, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Tangled Art & Disability, 401 Richmond St.

Curated by Tangled Art & Disability in How to Crip the Arts 2, participants will have the opportunity to explore the topic of disability aesthetics. They will also have a chance to participate in an interactive workshop that will help solidify some of the concepts and ideas discussed about this topic. To participate in this workshop, participants are not required to have attended How to Crip the Arts 1, but it is recommended. 


Jack Hawk is a multidisciplinary artist, astrologer, community worker and autistic 2-spirit mutt. Before joining Tangled, Jack worked in non-profit gallery management and held positions with George Brown College and the Griffin Centre. Originally from Utica, NY, he now lives in Toronto with his blue-tongued skink.

Sean Lee is a part of a new generation of artists, curators, and arts leaders that bring fresh perspectives to contemporary art through an intersectional disability arts praxis. Orienting towards a “crip horizon,” Sean leads with disability in his curation for its transformative potential. Sean is the Director of Programming at Tangled Art + Disability. He sits on the board of the8Fest, Creative Users Projects and the Ontario Art Council’s Deaf and Disability Advisory Group.

Tangled Art & Disability is a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Their mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities. Tangled Art Gallery is in a barrier-free location. Service animals are welcome. We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment.