We work to support artists and community members who are disabled, Blind, partially sighted, are Deaf, hard of hearing, mad, neurodivergent, immunocompromised, and prioritizing those who are Black, Indigenous, of colour, sex workers, drug users, migrants, houseless, queer, and trans within these communities. There are many things that we are yet to do to reduce barriers and build relationships amongst our communities, but we are committed to growing more and more every year.
As an organization led by people who exist in the intersections of disability, madness, neurodivergence, queerness, transness, and racialization, Vines considers Disability Justice one of our integral values. Our programs, shows, festival and artist care initiatives are rooted in the understanding that disability and ableism are a reality for those most impacted by colonization. We are grateful to the artists and community members that have provided consultation, provided feedback, and have made their needs heard.
“Vines provides a unique and special opportunity for people from all backgrounds and experiences to share our art in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. I feel that if every artist had the kind of care and respect shown to them that the Vines team showed us, we would see much more diverse art throughout larger society and much more often.”
We are open to receiving feedback regarding the accessibility of our work, and to creating opportunities for paid community consultation. If you would like to reach out to us with comments, requests, or to offer consultation, please reach out to Marcelo at email@example.com. They will connect with you and work to meet your needs.
If you’re part of an organization that would like to expand their accessibility offerings, share knowledge or collaborate on accessibility related initiatives, please reach out! Let’s build accessible spaces together.