Vision, Passion, Action

Disability Arts
This Month!

One night only!  A rhythm and blues performance titled "CP Salon", featuring Kazumi Tsuruoka and directed by Fides Krucker, on November 28, 2009.  Click here for details.

A Decade of Attitude and Artistry.

On July 15, 2009, Art with Attitude celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a retrospective evening of performance hosted by the inimitable Alex Bulmer. Click here for a PDF or text-only version of the 10-year retrospective program. Click here for a PDF copy of Art with Attitude's commemorative poster.


From the Canon of Disability Arts

Spirit Synott and Anthony Guerra explore the tango's expressive vocabulary as part of Art with Attitude 2005.Our work at the Ryerson-RBC Institute for disability studies has focused significant attention upon the development and presentation of artistic work inspired by the experience of disability.  When provided with accessible venues, accommodations such as ASL interpretation and real-time captioning, technical resources and critically receptive, thoughtful audiences, disabled artists have exposed a rich vein of deeply original yet universally meaningful artistic work.  From this new lexicon of image and gesture and story emerge powerful antidotes to the stereotypes, shame and stigma that have for too long been the legacy of disabled citizens. 

The Ryerson-RBC Institute's signature event – Art with Attitude – produced annually since 2000, showcases performances of professional disabled artists at the vanguard of the Disability Arts movement.  Culture Cauldron, a cabaret-style event pioneered by the Institute in 2002, presents a more informal assembly of five-minute sets of disability-inspired work in response to an open, theme-based call. Writers Reading Disability features readings and conversations highlighting disabled people's contributions to contemporary arts and letters. Together with other special screenings and presentations, these productions have featured prominently in Ryerson's Disability Studies landscape, maintaining consistently high standards of accessibility, inclusion, audience engagement and intellectual and cultural enrichment.

Art with AttitudeMC Alex Bulmer, ukulele in hand, shares the stage with Heather Emme and Jane Field, during a lively "Reunion of the MC's" as part of Art with Attitude 2009.

Art with Attitude - 2009

Crip Cabaret - 2008

Art with Attitude - 2006

Art with Attitude - 2005

Art with Attitude - 2004

Art with Attitude - 2003

Art with Attitude - 2002

Art with Attitude - 2001

Art with Attitude - 2000

Art with Attitude - 1999

Culture Cauldron
Culture Cauldron - 2002

Culture Cauldron II - 2003

Writers Reading Disability

Writers Reading Disability, 2007

Writers Reading Disability, 2005


Special Screenings & Presentations