Constructed Identities by Persimmon Blackbridge

Monday July 26, 2021 – Friday Aug 20, 2021Pendulum Gallery Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is thrilled to present the solo exhibition “Constructed Identities” by Persimmon Blackbridge, one of Canada’s most recognized Artists that identifies as living with a disability. Constructed Identities, a major show of work by Persimmon Blackbridge, uses mixed media wood carving with found […]

Murals Without Walls: Low Barrier Creative Workshops For Disabled Artists

Registration is Now Closed! Expansive, playful and low-barrier art-making in community – from wherever you can join us! Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture presents 3 FREE digital low-barrier process-based creative art making workshops which prioritize participants who are living with disability. Join artists Kay Slater + Wendy Oberlander as they host a series of guided […]

The ACCESS Festival Celebrates BC Access Awareness Day

ACCESS and Equity for people with visible and invisible disabilities, BIPOC, and equity seeking communities. Vancouver BC: ACCESS, a free community arts festival, celebrates BC Access Awareness Day, Saturday June 5, with 11 days of online art programs and live events at the Gathering Place Community Centre, starting Wed May 26 through Sat June 5. The […]

Telling Your Story with Emily Gillespie

SUNDAY MAY 16TH, 2021 11:00AM – 1:00PM PST Join us to practice your creative writing skills and re-claim your voice as we explore creative writing as a tool for self-expression. This two hour class, led by author Emily Gillespie, will include a brief introduction to memoir writing, creating safety containers for memoir writing and prompts […]

The Creative Motivation You Need Right Now!

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture Digital Workshop Series Presents, The Creative Motivation You Need Right Now! Creativity and productivity are not always a constant in our lives and we can’t look at that as a negative. We all have different abilities and goals. This presentation will be given by Anne Turner and Lisa Anita Wegner, […]

Grant Writing For Disabled Artists

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture presents our first event in our 2021 Workshop Series, Grant Writing For Disabled Artists This grant-writing workshop facilitated by Regan Shrumm is geared towards Artists who identify as living with disabilities based in British Columbia. This workshop will feature tips on where to apply (City, Municipal, BC Arts Council, Canada […]

Nothing Without Us – Ranger Station Art Gallery

In Partnership with Kent Harrison Arts Council, Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture Presents: Nothing Without UsNovember 7th – December 6th Ranger Station Art Gallery98 Rockwell Dr, Harrison Hot Springs, BCGallery Hours:Weekdays 10am – 4pmWeekends 12pm-4pm So many times, decisions are made for persons who identify as living with a disability without their input. Our community […]

10×5: Art & Disability An Artist Talk 2020

Registration is now open! Click The Link Below! https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/10-x-5-art-disability-an-artist-talk-tickets-121428023487 In participation with BC Culture Days and ARTIVISM: Sex + The Unheard, Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture presents: 10×5 Artist Talk: Art and Disability Sunday October 25th, 2020. 1:30pm – 3:00pm This event is an artist talk featuring 10 artists based in British Columbia who identify […]

Geoff McMurchy Artist Development GRant

Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant

*2021 Applications Now CLOSED* 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 […]