Cooking Post-Traumatic Savoury Dishes

Through a new multimedia project called “Cooking Post-Traumatic Savoury dishes, queer, disabled, mixed-race artist, Fran de la Luna explores the importance of comfort foods and the relationship to the different forms of trauma we carry. They also write about what comfort foods mean to them and how they are accessing comfort food to through living as a marginalized and racialized person.

Geoff McMurchy Artist Development GRant

Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant

Geoff McMurchy (1955–2015), Kickstarts founding Artistic Director, was a pioneer in the local and international disability arts community. Anyone who knew him will tell you that he was an amazing Artist, and a trailblazer in the disability arts and culture community, who influenced a huge number of people.   Geoff’s dream was that disability art […]

4th Annual IDPD Public Gathering

Join us in celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities at our 4th Annual Public Gathering! International Day of Persons with Disabilities (or IDPD), was introduced by the United Nations in 1992 to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements that persons with disabilities contribute to our community.The purpose of IDPD is to:– Promote an understanding of […]

10 x 5: An Artist Talk featuring Artists with Disabilities

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture is seeking BC visual artists that identify as living with a disability, for the possible inclusion in 10 x 5: An Artist Talk featuring Artists with Disabilities, an artist talk featuring 10 artists. Selected artists will have 5 minutes to give a visual and oral presentation of their work. Artists […]

Granville Island Community Market

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is seeking local visual artists who identify as living with a disability to share a market booth at the Granville Island Community Market this summer. Every Thursday from June – September 2019, Kickstart will be on Granville Island, doing community outreach, and we’d like to have a different artist share […]

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture Workshop Series: Social Media and Marketing

March 9, 2019 from 1-3pm at The Gathering Place, 609 Helmcken Street, Vancouver Facilitated by: Wendy D – Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture’s Board President, and practicing artist. Cathy Browne – Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture’s Board Vice President, PR veteran. Social media and marketing is fast paced and constantly in flux. The content people want […]

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture Workshop Series: Grant Writing for Artists

February 9, 2019 from 1-3pm The SpencerCreo Centre, 610 Main Street, 5th Floor, Vancouver Facilitated by: Mary Ann Anderson of Little Dog Consulting There is a lot of untapped potential in the world and amazing projects that are spinning around heads uncompleted. One of the causes of this buildup of unused inspiration is lack of funding […]