WorkSmarts Webinar: Incorporating Trauma-Informed Practices in the Arts

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WorkSmarts is WorkInCulture series available as an in-person workshop or online webinar that teaches individuals working in arts, culture, libraries, and heritage, skills related to organizational capacity and management.

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This webinar provides an introduction to thinking about trauma -informed approaches to the arts. We will explore questions such as: what does having a trauma-informed approach to arts and cultural practices look like? What does it mean to work towards creating safer spaces as a community, especially when engaging with sensitive subjects? This webinar will provide insight about trauma informed arts facilitation, as well as trauma informed event planning and curation. We will explore best practices and tools that you can incorporate into your work.

Presented by: Emily Gillespie

Emily Gillespie is an author, disabled person and disability consultant who has a MA in Critical Disability Studies. She has been working in the accessibility field for over seven years, including working with non-profits at the local, national and international levels. Emily has also worked at post-secondary schools, focusing on access for students with disabilities. She teaches a writing class at Workman Arts, and is passionate about working towards making the arts more accessible. She views accessibility as an ongoing practice and continues to learn and question what accessibility can look like in different spaces.

Accessing Webinar Instructions:

On July 10 at 1pm EDT please access the webinar by clicking on the following link and follow the commands.

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If you have any questions, please contact mona(at)

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