Red Sky Performance: REDTalks

The REDTalks Series celebrates exceptional ideas and performances from Indigenous artists, innovators and leaders. REDTalks drives ideas, mobilizes action, and serves as a catalyst for social change.

Scroll through Red Talks for some great resources – interviews with Indigenous artists, change makers and knowledge holders. 

Tangled Art Talks: Disabled Artists

Spurred by calls for disability justice and the desire for a more equitable and intersectional future, the disability arts movement is pushing forward with renewed political intention to disrupt conventional understandings of the arts.

In 2021, Tangled Art + Disability and AGO partnered to showcase the possibilities of a world that honours access, disability and difference. We are excited to host videos by six artists from Tangled’s community that showcase their artistic practices in response to the AGO’s collection and building.

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Cahoots: Deaf Artists and Theatres Toolkit

The Deaf Artists & Theatres Toolkit (DATT) serves as a resource to increase the feasibility of collaborations between professional theatre companies and Deaf artists, as well as to increase engagement with Deaf audiences. 

This online toolkit provides a guide for theatre companies and is informed by Cahoots Theatre’s research and learnings from the development and production of ULTRASOUND by deaf playwright, Adam Pottle in 2016, with input from the Deaf community, theatre community and audiences. A company interested in working with a Deaf artist or engaging with Deaf audiences can use these online resources for insights, processes, tips and templates, to sensitively and comprehensively navigate the development and production of a work involving Deaf artists and Deaf audiences in Canada.

Wapikoni: Canadian Indigenous Film, Music & Workshops

Co-founded in 2003 by Manon Barbeau, the Council of the Atikamekw Nation Youth Council and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, with the support of the Assembly of First Nations and the collaboration of the National Film Board of Canada, the launch of Wapikoni Mobile took place in 2004 during the Montreal First Peoples Festival. 

Since then, Wapikoni Mobile travels to Aboriginal communities providing workshops for First Nations youth that allow them to master digital tools by directing short films and musical works. During each stopover, “mentor filmmakers” welcome and train thirty young participants during all stages of implementation.