Links to Resources

A basic guide to sites and groups actively linked to disability culture, disability arts, training, access services, arts services and the performing & media arts.

Professional Arts Service Organizations:

Creative Trust

Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA)

Theatre Ontario www.theatreontarioorg

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)

Playwrights Guild of Canada

Small Theatre Administrative Facility (STAF)

Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO)

Canadian Actors Equity Association (CAEA)

Canadian Artists Presenting Association (CAPACOA)

Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)

Toronto Association of Acting Studios (TASS)

Canadian Actors Online (Talent Agents)

The Artists’ Health Care Centre Foundation (AHCI)

Film including International Organizations/Festivals

Trinity Square Video

Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival

FilmPRO: Film PRO links with 90% of the international disability arts film festivals in operation see:

Deaffest (UK) from across the UK and overseas.

Emotion Pictures (Greece), the 1st International Documentary Festival on Disability Athens.

Brazil’s International Disability Film Festival

Key Arts Funding Agencies

Toronto Arts Council (TAC)

Ontario Arts Council (OAC)

Canada Council for the Arts

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Laidlaw Foundation

Metcalf Foundation

Department of Canadian Heritage

Key Peforming Arts Festivals/Presenters

The Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival

SummerWorks Festival

Harbourfront Centre/HATCH

CANDANCE (the Canadian Network of Dance Presenters / le réseau canadien des diffuseurs de danse)

Fado Performamce Inc

PCC (Performance Creation Canada)

Association of Performing Arts Presenters


Disability-Related Services

Christine Karcza Consulting,  ‘I Can Do This”

Voiceprint Canada

Panorama Captioning Services

George Brown College ASL Training Programs

The Canadian Hearing Society


Canadian Abilities Foundation/STRETCH

Eyes on Camera (EOC) email:

Disability Arts & Culture Programming

Abilities Festival

Workman Arts

The Glenvale Players

Fireweed Media Productions Inc.

Ryerson School of Disability Studies

Ryerson RBC Institute for Disability Studies, Research and Education

Creative Spirit Arts Centre

Society for Disability Arts and Culture, Vancouver ( S4DAC)

Canadian Disability Arts and Culture Network, Calgary

Anna MacLean, dance/theatre/healing practices

Links to International Organizations

United Kingdom


Graeae Theatre


London Disability Arts Forum (LDAF)


VSA Arts (originally Very Special Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts

National Arts and Disability Center

The International Center on Deafness and the Arts (ICODA)

Theatre Development Fund, New York


Arts Access SA

Disability Arts Advocacy Project 2007

High Beam Festival

Back to Back Theatre

The Adelaide Festival Centre

Club Cool


Tyst Teater of the Deaf, Sweden

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