Blind Artist Consultant
Amy Amantea (she/her) identifies as a white settler on the stolen lands of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-waututh first peoples. Living with blindness and dyslexia, Amy’s ultimate goal has been to increase representation of disability within the Canadian theatre landscape.Amy is an artist and Accessibility Consultant and has spent the last 15 years working with theatre companies and individual artists on increasing access in the arts for patrons, artists and employees. The approach has been to utilize service providers, explore creative access and review the systems in place that raise barriers in all facets of the arts and seek ways of reducing these barriers to create more accessible and inclusive spaces. Amy’s recent artistic practice has been to “Edutain”. Her current work, “Through My Lens” with theatre Replacement, explores the intersection of her lived experience of blindness and photography and seeking connection while she asks random strangers to describe to her the photos she has taken but never seen.
Image Description: Amy Amantea (she/her) identifies as a white settler who lives with blindness and neurodiversity. Amy’s long dark hair is pulled to one side and she smiles directly as the camera.