Call For Artists Backup


Call for submissions from Canadian visual artists who identify as living with a disability, and use a wheelchair!

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is seeking Canadian visual artists for the possible inclusion in Can You See Us Vancouver?, an exhibition of artworks created by artists who identify as living with a disability, and use a wheelchair. This curated group exhibition will be in November/December and take place at the Pendulum Gallery in downtown Vancouver.

Kickstart is a Vancouver-based registered charitable non-profit society, founded in 1998, with a mandate to support and promote artists with disabilities. We do this by presenting professional work by artists with disabilities to public audiences, raising public awareness of their contribution to the arts, and paying the artists for their work. Our projects present authentic interpretations of the disability experience from the perspective of persons who live with disabilities.

Applications must include:

– Name, address, phone, email, website

– An artist CV, resume, or biography

– A short statement about the show name, Can You See Us Vancouver?

– Up to 6 images of your artwork that is available to exhibit.

– List of artworks submitted including the title, size, and medium.

Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2017

Artists will be notified about the selection results by August 31, 2017

All mediums will be considered.

It is FREE to apply!

Completed applications

– Can be sent by email to: . Please put “Can You See Us Vancouver? in the subject line.

– Can be mailed to: Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, PO Box 2749 Station Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X2. Include a self addressed stamped envelope if you want your materials returned.

Other information

– Exhibiting artists will be paid for showing their work.

– Kickstart will take 0% commission on the sale of any artwork.

– Artworks do not have to be “for sale”.

Our Curators

Emma Kivisild is an artist and writer, previous Artistic Director at Kickstart, and is one of the founding members of the Kiss and Tell collective.

Yuri Arajs is the Artistic Director at Kickstart who brings over 20 years experience being an artist, gallerist, and curator.

Have any questions?

Contact us by email at or by phone at 604-343-9141