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.

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!

Disability Arts & Activism Archive

We’ve had some exciting things underway at Kickstart, and are thrilled to be able to share with you a little bit about what has been happening! It is our great pleasure to introduce you to the “Disability Arts & Activism Archive” project, and the project lead Q – Learn more about Q below!  PROJECT DESCRIPTION […]

CRIP THE PARADE: Flags, Banners, Signs & Decorating Ourselves to March the Streets

In celebration of BC Access Awareness and in partnership with the ACCESS Festival CRIP THE PARADE:Flags, Banners, Signs & Decorating Ourselves to March the Streets This one hour interactive workshop with be led by fiber artist & Kickstart Artistic Director Jenna Reid. Jenna will lead participants through explorations of how to show up in protest […]

Disability Arts and Culture: Community-Oriented Tour for Access Awareness

In celebration of BC Access Festival, we are delighted to offer two special tours to welcome the disabled community to the Vancouver Art Gallery. Wednesday, June 1 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pmSaturday, June 4 @ 3:30pm – 5:00pm This special Access tour offers an opportunity to explore works from the Gallery’s permanent collection, featured in the […]

Murals Without Walls 2022

Murals Without WallsMeet The Artists (Online Talk) Friday, August 12, 20224:30 PM  6:00 PM (PST) Spend an evening with the artists, and community members behind year two of Murals Without Walls. Murals Without Walls is a collaborative project co-created by multiple organizations to begin to create a more accessible pathway for folks who experience barriers due […]

TAKE ROOT AMONGST THE STARS: A Mad, Deaf and Disabled Arts Residency

TAKE ROOT AMONGST THE STARS: A Mad, Deaf and Disabled Arts Residency Lead Faculty: Jenna Reid (Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture) and Dr Syrus Marcus Ware October 10-24, 2022Artscape Gibraltar Point in Tkaronto- on the Toronto Islands (Ontario) APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED An exciting opportunity for Mad, Deaf and Disabled artists developed in partnership with […]

2022 Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant

*2022 APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED*Deadline to Submit: June 30th, 2022  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 […]

Grant Writing for Disabled Artists 2022

Facilitated by: Mary Ann Anderson of Little Dog Consulting REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL!*follow the link below to join the waitlist*we cannot guarantee a spot will become available Grant writing can be incredibly daunting! In this 2hr digital workshop our goal is to set you up with knowledge and skills to help you tackle grants in […]