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SPARK Arts and Disability Network Annual General Meeting

June 19, 2011

June 23, 2011

The SPARK Arts and Disability Network Inc. is pleased to invite you to our first annual general meeting.

Our journey of three years began with the SPARK Initiative, a community art piece created by Susan Gibson in May 2008 at MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art and ILRC (Independent Living Resource Centre). Through Susan’s initiative people were able to come together, many for the first time , to engage in dialogue about accessibility to the arts and the added challenges of working as an artist with a disability. This initiative would eventually grow into what is now officially the SPARK Arts and Disability Network Inc.

Our vision:

The full inclusion of artists and audiences with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.

Our mission:

To facilitate a network of artists and stakeholders from both the arts and disability communities that supports artists with disabilities in achieving individual artistic excellence, promotes higher visibility of these artists within all disciplines and promotes policies and practices intended to make the arts more accessible to all Manitobans.

Please join us for the SPARK Arts and Disability Network Inc. 1st Annual General Meeting:

June 23rd, 2011
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) Boardroom
305-1200 Portage Avenue

Refreshments provided

RSVP attendance only by June 20th: sparkmanitoba@gmail.com or Ph: (204) 897-8423, Susan Gibson, Multiple Things Training

Please let us know if you require American Sign Language interpretation in advance so that we can make arrangements.

Parking can be found on Camden Place and Newman Street. There is a ramp and automatic door at the front entrance of the building and an elevator in the lobby to get to the third floor. Reaching E-Quality Employment Services is to the left of the elevator on the third floor.

www.sparkartsanddisabilitynetwork.blogspot.com

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