Apply to show your art at Tangled Art + Disability!

You can apply to show your art at Tangled Art + Disability in an exhibit. The
exhibits will happen in 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 from September to July.
There are two places you can show your work: in the main gallery space, or
the window display cases in front of the gallery. At the bottom of this page
are two drawings of the spaces.

Who can apply?
You can apply if:
● you are Deaf, Mad, or Disability-identified
● you are an artist or a curator. A curator is someone who gets other
artists together to show their work in a group show.
● you are part of an organization or group that makes Disability Art.
● Black people, Indigenous people, People of Colour, and people from
the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply

What kind of art does Tangled show?
Tangled shows Disability Art.
Disability Art thinks about disability differently. Many people think that
disability is only a medical problem. They do not know that society has
negative opinions about disability that make disabled life harder. They do
not know that we can love ourselves just the way we are. Disability Art can
show that disabled people can love their bodies and be happy to be

Artists who make Disability Art can use different tools to make their art. You
can have someone help you make it. You can take more breaks to rest. It
means that you make art in a way that works for you. You don’t have to
make art the same way as other people.
Disability Art can be made for other disabled people. In many art galleries
there is only one way to experience a piece of art. You can only see it, or
hear it, or read it, and you can’t touch it. In our gallery we like to have art for
all kinds of disabled people. Art that you can see AND touch. Art that you
can read AND hear.

We like to show art that has crip aesthetics. Crip is a political word. People
who identify as crip are proud to be disabled. They want people to know
they love their bodies and other disabled people. Aesthetics means what
the art looks and feels like. Crip aesthetics show people that we love
ourselves. It shows that we want to be just the way we are.
We believe Disability Art can help us and other disabled people feel proud.
It can help us learn more about each other. It can also help non-disabled
people learn more about us and about disability.

What kind of pay and support does Tangled give if I have a

We will pay you:
● an artist fee to show your art
● for a professional installer, they will put your art up for the exhibition
● any accessibility costs

We cannot pay you to make the art.
We will help you apply for grants to cover costs we cannot pay for. One
grant that you can apply for is the Exhibition Assistance grant. It comes
from the Ontario Arts Council. You can learn more about it by clicking here.
We will give you a letter of support for any grant that you apply to for the

Tangled pays fair fees to artists, curators, and other arts workers. We follow
CARFACs guidelines. CARFAC represents visual and media artists in
Canada. They tell arts organizations how much we should pay artists.

We will also help you with accessibility in your exhibit:
● Sightlines: showing your work so that everybody can see it. For
example: in many art galleries art is hung high up and people who
use wheelchairs cannot see it
● Sign language translations of writing and audio
● Captioning of audio pieces
● Audio descriptions of visual art
● Tactile art: art that you can touch and feel

Our Code of Conduct
We are committed to anti-oppression. We do not allow behaviour or work
that hurts our community. This includes art and behaviour that is racist,
sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or violent. It also includes art that
says that says physical or sexual violence is okay. This is part of our Code
of Conduct. You can read our full Code of Conduct by clicking here.

How do I apply?
You can apply through email, fill out a google form, or have an interview.
Interviews can be on the phone, on zoom, or in the gallery with us.
Email applications can be written, or a video or audio recording.

To apply through email, please email: [email protected]

To have an interview please email Sean at: [email protected], or call

If you want an interview, or have any other accessibility needs please call
or email Sean by July 5, 2023.

What do I need to have in my application? What do I need to
talk about in my interview?
● Contact Information and CV(s) for all artists in the application
● Artistic support material:
β—‹ up to 10 images,
β—‹ include your previous artwork and the art you want to show at
β—‹ all images must be labeled with
β–  the title
β–  the size of the work
β–  what it is made of
β–  the year you made it

β—‹ all images must have image descriptions.
β—‹ instead of images, you can send us a video or audio recording
that is up to 5 minutes long

● An Artist or Curatorial statement, up to 300 words long
β—‹ Tell us who you are as an artist. Tell us about your artwork, and
how you like to work. Tell us what inspires you to make art. Tell
us what is important to you when you make art.

● A project description, up to 300 words. Include a suggested timeline
of your project. How long do you think it will take you to make the

● A list of technical requirements, equipment, and materials you think
you will need.

● Tell us if this application is for the main gallery, the window display
cases or if it can go in either space.

● You can also give us other support material like reviews of your art, if
you have some you want to share.

How do I send you my application in an email?
You can send us:
● a single PDF file
● a zipped folder sent through email or a WeTransfer, Google
Drive, or Dropbox link: it can have multiple files, but must be 10MB
or smaller
● Video & ASL submissions: up to 10 minutes long, and the file must
be 200MB or smaller

When is it due?
Applications are due Friday July 14, 2023. 11:59pm EST

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