Edmonton Performing Arts Accessibility Ad Hoc Group

Jul 12 2019


Does your organization produce music, theatre, dance, opera, circus, puppetry, drag, burlesque, poetry, or other performing arts in Edmonton, Alberta? Is your organization an industry-specific service organization?

Join Edmonton Performing Arts Accessibility Ad Hoc Group
Research project funded by the Edmonton Community Foundation and Edmonton Arts Council


This group will benefit from a funded research project in which an Accessibility Consultation Facilitator will be hired to engage with Edmonton-based individuals and communities that experience accessibility issues in the performing arts and who will report back to the group with their findings, recommendations, and suggested action plan. The group will then work together and support each other in following through on this research in improving accessibility to Edmonton performing arts.


A consortium of Edmonton performing arts producing organizations is interested in offering more accessible live performances for community members who face barriers (physical, neurological, language, and economic) to attend as audience members, and more accessible working environments and programs for artists with similar barriers. These initiatives may include, but are not limited to, ASL Interpreted/ Integrated productions or workshops, Open Captioning, Audio Description, Light/Projection/Vibration design, Tactile Tours, Relaxed Performances, comprehensive staff training, modified communication tools, and capital projects that would increase accessibility infrastructure within traditional and new producing models.

To continue reading, download the original source for this excerpt: YEG-Accessibility-Research-Invitation.pdf

Or, visit the Edmonton Performing Arts Accessibility Ad Hoc Group’s information page hosted on the Theatre Alberta website.