Call for Blog Submissions

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 in our community. These works will investigate the creative process in this time of isolation, economic and health precariousness, and social uncertainty. Examples […]

Geoff McMurchy Artist Development GRant

Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant

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 people.   Geoff’s dream was that disability art […]

4th Annual IDPD Public Gathering

Join us in celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities at our 4th Annual Public Gathering! International Day of Persons with Disabilities (or IDPD), was introduced by the United Nations in 1992 to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements that persons with disabilities contribute to our community.The purpose of IDPD is to:– Promote an understanding of […]

10 x 5: An Artist Talk featuring Artists with Disabilities

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture is seeking BC visual artists that identify as living with a disability, for the possible inclusion in 10 x 5: An Artist Talk featuring Artists with Disabilities, an artist talk featuring 10 artists. Selected artists will have 5 minutes to give a visual and oral presentation of their work. Artists […]

Granville Island Community Market

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is seeking local visual artists who identify as living with a disability to share a market booth at the Granville Island Community Market this summer. Every Thursday from June – September 2019, Kickstart will be on Granville Island, doing community outreach, and we’d like to have a different artist share […]