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The Accessibility of Victoria’s Arts Scene: A Community Conversation- Part 1

Join us on April 27 from 1-3pm via video conferencing or telephone to think through futurism of a fully accessible Victoria arts community. What do you want to see change in Victoria’s arts community so you can exhibit, perform, or sell your work? What organizations or cities’ programming do you think should be emulated? What else is possible? Do these programs make sense for all communities? How do we move beyond access to move us close to justice and intersectionality, not just inclusion, segregation, and accommodations?

In creating a new program around theme of accessibility and art, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is looking for discussion and feedback in creating barrier-free projects centering on artists and individuals from the disabled, IBPOC, LGBTQ2+, and low-income communities. While conversation is encouraged, all are welcomed to sit in.

The conversation will feature Vancouver-based artist Carmen Papalia and Victoria-based facilitator Parker Johnson who will talk about their experiences leading movements that model guidelines for mutual care.

This workshop will be available through the free video conferencing platform, Zoom, as well as through phoning in through the number below. The workshop is free and available to 100 participants.

Zoom Link to Register:

Or Telephone during the event:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

Canada: +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099

US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 929 205 6099

Webinar ID: 197 325 495

International numbers available:


To make this event as accessible as possible, the AGGV will be offering the following services:

-ASL Interpreter (must be requested by April 8)
-Transcription (offered about 2 weeks after the live webinar)
-Recording (offered about 2 weeks after the live webinar)

The AGGV understands access needs are different for everyone, and that these needs can also change and be different every day. To make a specific request, please email Regan Shrumm, Assistant Curator at or phone at 250-896-8266.