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.

ᐁᐧᐢᑫᐧᐱᑖᑲᐣ [wîskwêpitâkan] – Sacred Bundle

A solo exhibition by Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau Honouring Those Lost to Canada’s 161 Residential Schools June 19 2023 – July 14 2023Pendulum Gallery (885 Georgia St, Vancouver)Opening Reception: Friday June 23 6:00PM-8:30PM Gallery Hours: Two years ago, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced the discovery of 215 unmarked burial sites on the grounds of […]

Workshop Series: Artist Admin, Residencies & Grant Writing

Join Holly Chang for a series of workshops for disabled artists. The three-part series features workshops on artist admin, residencies, and grant writing with two hands-on support sessions from Holly. Two Grant Writing session are being offered; a BIPOC-only workshop* and a second date open for all. Workshops are FREE for Kickstart members and $10 […]

First Light: Spring Equinox Cabaret

Virago Nation has been described as “an empowering breath of fresh air” with “performances that will make you lust, laugh, cry, and scream #landback.” Join us this March for Spring Equinox Cabaret! A special collaboration between Virago Nation & Kickstart Disability. WHEN: March 16, 2023WHERE: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Dr. VancouverDOORS: 6:30PMSHOW: 7:30PM Accessibility Information:* […]

CLOSED – Call For Mad, Deaf and Disabled Guest Curator Applicants

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED. ONLY THOSE WHO WILL BE INTERVIEWED WILL BE CONTACTED. Calling all mad, Deaf and disabled curators! Whether you are an early career or established curator, this is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with Vancouver Mural Festival and Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture. VMF GUEST CURATOR […]

Call for Disabled Indigenous Youth in Lower Mainland

CALL IS NOW CLOSED! Calling all disabled Indigenous youth in the Lower Mainland! Are you an aspiring artist? Want to work with a professional who shares your culture and values? Apply to work with Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau for their upcoming exhibit “ᐁᐧᐢᑫᐧᐱᑖᑲᐣ [wîskwêpitâkan] – Sacred Bundle.” Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau (Nehiyaw/Métis) is hosting a day-long workshop […]

IDPD Live Teach-In: Immigration Detention in “Canada” with Kyon Ferril

Thousands of migrants are detained each year in Canada, including countless women and children. Detained indefinitely in maximum security prisons and immigration holding centres, they are subjected to isolation, disablement, and violence. Tune in on December 3 on International Day of Persons with Disabilities as Kyon Ferril and the Migrant Detainee Support Coalition delivers a […]

Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant 2022 Recipient Announcement

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture would like to announce the selection of bailey macabre as our 2022 Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant Winner! bailey macabre (they/them) is a disabled, agender nêhiyaw ayâhkwêw + michif/ukrainian indigiqueer multidisciplinary self- taught artist. they are passionate about bright colours, Indigenous sovereignty, language revitalization, and identity; these themes are often […]

Untamed Wild(er)ness: BIPOC Disability Arts Online Learning Pods

Through collaboration between Kickstart and Arts BC, we are thrilled to introduce Untamed Wild(er)ness: BIPOC Online Learning Pods. For all of the details, an introduction to Project Lead Sam Howden and info on how to apply to participate click the image below or visit:www.kickstartdisability.ca/untamedwilderness


Now Hiring: Jr Program Assistant

Are you a disabled arts administrator in the beginning stages of their career OR  a disabled practicing artist seeking an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and skill set and immerse themselves in the creative and practical aspects of arts & culture programming and administration?! Then you may be the right fit for the NEW Jr Program Assistant position at Kickstart!