Workshop Series: Artist Admin, Residencies & Grant Writing

Join Holly Chang for a series of workshops for disabled artists. The three-part series features workshops on artist admin, residencies, and grant writing with two hands-on support sessions from Holly. Two Grant Writing session are being offered; a BIPOC-only workshop* and a second date open for all. Workshops are FREE for Kickstart members and $10 […]

First Light: Spring Equinox Cabaret

Virago Nation has been described as “an empowering breath of fresh air” with “performances that will make you lust, laugh, cry, and scream #landback.” Join us this March for Spring Equinox Cabaret! A special collaboration between Virago Nation & Kickstart Disability. WHEN: March 16, 2023WHERE: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Dr. VancouverDOORS: 6:30PMSHOW: 7:30PM Accessibility Information:* […]

CLOSED – Call For Mad, Deaf and Disabled Guest Curator Applicants

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED. ONLY THOSE WHO WILL BE INTERVIEWED WILL BE CONTACTED. Calling all mad, Deaf and disabled curators! Whether you are an early career or established curator, this is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with Vancouver Mural Festival and Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture. VMF GUEST CURATOR […]

Call for Disabled Indigenous Youth in Lower Mainland

CALL IS NOW CLOSED! Calling all disabled Indigenous youth in the Lower Mainland! Are you an aspiring artist? Want to work with a professional who shares your culture and values? Apply to work with Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau for their upcoming exhibit “ᐁᐧᐢᑫᐧᐱᑖᑲᐣ [wîskwêpitâkan] – Sacred Bundle.” Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau (Nehiyaw/Métis) is hosting a day-long workshop […]

IDPD Live Teach-In: Immigration Detention in “Canada” with Kyon Ferril

Thousands of migrants are detained each year in Canada, including countless women and children. Detained indefinitely in maximum security prisons and immigration holding centres, they are subjected to isolation, disablement, and violence. Tune in on December 3 on International Day of Persons with Disabilities as Kyon Ferril and the Migrant Detainee Support Coalition delivers a […]

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

LAUNCH EVENT: Disability Arts & Activism Archive

Disability Arts and Activism Launch EventApril 23, 2023, 4:00pm-6:00pm PSTZoom and YouTube Livestream Register to be a part of the zoom room via this link: REGISTER HERE OR simply watch via Youtube Livestream on Kickstart’s YouTube Channel Join the Disability Arts and Activism Launch Event where you get a behind the scenes look into the development of […]

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 […]