Inkling Incubator

Call for Expressions of Interest

Application deadline extended: Sunday, November 25, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

Inkling Incubator

The Inkling Incubator is a Red Dress Productions (RDP) interdisciplinary research project that will convene a diverse working group of Deaf, disabled, hearing, and enabled artists for two five-day intensive, arts-based research workshops.

What arises when Deaf, disabled, hearing, and enabled artists collaborate at the ‘inkling’ phase of a creative project and experiment with creative problem-solving? What strategies can be woven into artistic processes from the start of art-making to increase inclusion, access, and equity for both artists and audiences?

Led by specialized knowledge facilitators, together we’ll explore, experiment with, and develop best practices and processes in integrated and inclusive creative collaboration.

Who is this for?

Artists of all artistic disciplines who have an interest in creating artwork that reflects the multiplicities and richness of the communities it emerges from, while creating new creative communities and modes of working in integrated processes.

The Inkling Incubator will provide artist-researcher participants the opportunity to learn (and unlearn) from each other.


Artist-researchers will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 for participating in one of the two cohorts of the Inkling Incubator and will be credited in workshop findings.

Dates and location

Applicants must be available for all times and dates in one of the two workshop cohorts:

Cohort #1: January 7–11, 2019

Cohort #2: February 18–22, 2019

Location: Cahoots Theatre
388 Queen Street East, Unit #3, Toronto
Time: 1:00–5:00 p.m.


Application deadline extended: Sunday, November 25, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

Please apply using a fillable online Google form or download an application form (DOCX, 185 KB).

Early applications are encouraged. Interested candidates will be contacted by the end of November. If you have questions, please contact

Funders: Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto Arts Council