Each year, Studio 303 produces over 30 week-long professional workshops for dance and interdisciplinary artists. These workshops form the backbone of our services: they are where artists learn, meet, play and grow…together. As a primary site for experimentation and community-building, it is important that our workshops be as inclusive and as accessible as possible.
> What happens during a workshop
Workshops are usually scheduled on weekday mornings, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. They often begin with a talking circle to allow participants and teachers to get to know each other before getting into the workshop’s content.
To help artists make informed decisions regarding their participation, and to highlight the diversity of abilities within the professional arts community, each workshop web page features an Accessibility paragraph. The Accessibility paragraph should clearly outline potential barriers to participation as well as the availability of modifications.
> Workshop Assistants
Alternating throughout the season, we have two people responsible for welcoming workshop participants. These workshop assistants are in charge of tracking registration as well as opening and closing the studio 30 minutes before and after the workshop. They take care of both the space and the participants. Acting as sentinels, they create a connection between the participants, the teachers and the 303 team. Do not hesitate to ask them for help, moral support, questions about an exercise or the space, etc.
> Accessible (+) Workshops
As part of its professional workshop programming, Studio 303 sometimes offers accessible (+) workshops to provide Deaf and disabled artists with professional development opportunities that address broader accessibility needs. These workshops include ASL or LSQ translation, and prioritize the accessibility needs of participants. These workshops will be identified in the workshop section of our website (header image and title). Priority is given to artists with disabilities (including a nuanced and open range of personal conditions and realities) and Deaf artists.
To the best of its means, Studio 303 will reimburse accessibility-related expenses for workshops to allow Deaf and disabled artists to participate without additional out-of-pocket costs. Eligible expenses for reimbursement are those that are essential for the artist’s participation in the workshop (e.g., a sign language interpreter, a life assistant, additional costs for adapted transportation).
> How it works
Please contact us at 514-393-3771 or email@example.com to confirm our capacity to cover your expenses.
If the cost of a workshop is a barrier, it is possible to apply for a bursary via the workshop registration form. More information on the workshop bursary here >