Mission & Mandate


Kickstart’s mission is to produce and present works by artists with disabilities and to promote artistic excellence among artists with disabilities working in a variety of disciplines.


Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture (formerly the Society for Disability Arts and Culture) was incorporated November 1998 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Our objectives are:

  • to encourage and support artists to create and present authentic interpretations of the disability experience;
  • to provide opportunities for the development and advancement of artists with disabilities; and
  • to promote practices that will make the arts more accessible to all members of the Canadian public.