A Blog Post by Trish Malcomess The Renaissance, one of the greatest outpouring of art in human history, emerged out of the Black Plague. It is interesting that corona means a white circle or set of concentric circles of light seen around a luminous body. With this in mind during this season of surreality, isolation […]
“At four and a half feet in height, I have a unique vantage point in the world, and there are few who see the world from where I do. And, I am willing to bet none who see the world the way I do. As a photographer, I want to bring those who experience my […]
PLEASE NOTE THIS PAID OPPORTUNITY HAS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WISH TO SUBMIT TO OUR BLOG (UNPAID) PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY AT [email protected] Inseparable: The Creative Life During Times of CrisisJoin Kickstart in documenting the creative life during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking for literary, visual or performative artistic submissions from disability identified artists […]
“Capturing the light is everything, it may seem it is everything, it truly is an exploration of concepts, surfaces and memories of what the experience is in that very moment .As a plein air painter, it is always the light and in the moment, that I remember most about any location. It is my inspiration, […]
Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture would like to announce the selection of Vancouver playwright, author, and director, Kagan Goh as the inaugural recipient of the Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant.
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.
When I think about my own personal relationship with daily pain, I can break it down into a very simple metaphor. My pain is a toddler at the supermarket throwing a complete tantrum in the busiest aisle of the store. Now, we’ve all seen something like this at least once, a parent frantically trying to […]
Having a disability pushes a child to get to know themselves a lot faster than most children. A child with a disability is handed limitations that they don’t understand or often recognize in other kids, which leads to a lot of confusion, frustration and introspection surrounding identity. A child with a disability has to take […]
My name is Rachael Ransom. I’m a writer, filmmaker, singer/songwriter, blogger, wannabe boxer and cerebral palsy warrior. Born three months premature and weighing 1lb 12 ounces, I had a slim chance of survival. Now, twenty three years later, I can tell you that I’m alive and on a mission to fight the stigmas that surround […]
Welcome to Kickstart’s new interactive blog! First and foremost, we want to hear from you! Artists and people who identify as living with a disability. Want to write a review of an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery? Go for it! If you went to see a concert at the Vogue, tell us about it! […]