NATIONAL ARTS ADVOCACY. . . FOR A DIVERSE ARTISTIC DOMAIN
DIS JUSTICE FOR DIS ARTS
Dis/ENGAGED is a high-impact, advocacy-focused gathering hosted by Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity – for the Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts Alliance of Canada (DDMAAC).
Our strategic planning retreat has four main goals:
1. Shift domain authority to qualified Deaf, disabled and mad-identified arts
advocates, artists and cultural workers.
2. Prioritize the inclusion of marginalized dis arts advocates in and at the retreat.
3. Integrate dis justice into all aspects of the domain and throughout the
broader professional arts ecology.
4. Forge conduits of national connection and cause for dis arts advocacy that
extends far beyond "access".
"Dis justice" prioritizes decolonization, anti-racism and anti-oppression within equity for Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts and rights movements.
Note that DDMAAC is using "dis" to stand for the whole of "Deaf, Disability and/or Mad", for ease of communication only; we apologize for the many ways that the abbreviation minimizes cultural and socio-political distinctions among all of us who are part of a very diverse artistic domain.
Rachel da Silva Gorman,
Canada's disability arts & culture movement has continually been threatened
by arts institutions and charitable organizations that seek to promote
disability arts and culture while dismissing its political base. (FUSE Magazine)