About Kickstart Disability Arts

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture is a Vancouver based arts non-profit that supports and promotes artists who identify as living with disabilities.

Telling Your Story with Emily Gillespie

SUNDAY MAY 16TH, 2021 11:00AM – 1:00PM PST Join us to practice your creative writing skills and re-claim your voice as we explore creative writing as a tool for self-expression. This two hour class, led by author Emily Gillespie, will include a brief introduction to memoir writing, creating safety containers for memoir writing and prompts […]

The Creative Motivation You Need Right Now!

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture Digital Workshop Series Presents, The Creative Motivation You Need Right Now! Creativity and productivity are not always a constant in our lives and we can’t look at that as a negative. We all have different abilities and goals. This presentation will be given by Anne Turner and Lisa Anita Wegner, […]

Grant Writing For Disabled Artists

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture presents our first event in our 2021 Workshop Series, Grant Writing For Disabled Artists This grant-writing workshop facilitated by Regan Shrumm is geared towards Artists who identify as living with disabilities based in British Columbia. This workshop will feature tips on where to apply (City, Municipal, BC Arts Council, Canada […]

Nothing Without Us – Ranger Station Art Gallery

In Partnership with Kent Harrison Arts Council, Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture Presents: Nothing Without UsNovember 7th – December 6th Ranger Station Art Gallery98 Rockwell Dr, Harrison Hot Springs, BCGallery Hours:Weekdays 10am – 4pmWeekends 12pm-4pm So many times, decisions are made for persons who identify as living with a disability without their input. Our community […]

To Stop and Not Slow Down: Creative Practices (or, Lack Thereof) During Chaotic Times by sb. smith

Sometimes, it’s all we can do to spend a whole afternoon lying on the floor. Especially this year. Between a pandemic, episodes of climate chaos, political and social instability, civil unrest, and the like, us creative types have a lot to process and incorporate into our work. It’s no wonder, with how “on fire” our […]

10×5: Art & Disability An Artist Talk 2020

Registration is now open! Click The Link Below! https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/10-x-5-art-disability-an-artist-talk-tickets-121428023487 In participation with BC Culture Days and ARTIVISM: Sex + The Unheard, Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture presents: 10×5 Artist Talk: Art and Disability Sunday October 25th, 2020. 1:30pm – 3:00pm This event is an artist talk featuring 10 artists based in British Columbia who identify […]

This World, Stalled by Mildred Grace German

A pandemia. The world is in chaos. Is the world paused? I was in my room thinking of the world outside. Paused. ​ This World, Stalled. I asked, “What is STILL? When and where and why STILL? Why stay still?” Because the killings do not stop.The killings of our human rights defenders, journalists, cultural workers, […]

Feature Artist of The Week: Trevor Buddin

Artist Bio    Trevor Buddin has been creating outstanding art pieces since elementary school. Throughout his school years, Trevor was inspired by colours and how they blend to tell a story on a canvas of life. The weekend prior to the accident he had enrolled in art classes at Emily Carr and was excited to pursue […]

Artist Development Grant Mentor Meeting

As part of being awarded our Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant, Kickstart arranges a one time meeting with an Artist/Mentor in your field of practice. We are thrilled to have been able to arrange a meeting with Kagan Goh’s requested Mentor, Tetsuro Shigematsu. Kagan has been kind enough to share this experience with our community, […]

2020 AGM Announcement

Kickstart invites you to join us for our 2020 Annual General Meeting All current and potential members welcome! WHEN: Monday September 28th at 6pm – 8pm WHERE:  Zoom (a link will be emailed to you one week prior) HOW TO REGISTER: https://forms.gle/8b1FhifxggKgd3BP7 ASL and Closed Caption will be provided. Our AGM is an opportunity for members to […]