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 […]

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 […]

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture Workshop Series: Social Media and Marketing

March 9, 2019 from 1-3pm at The Gathering Place, 609 Helmcken Street, Vancouver Facilitated by: Wendy D – Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture’s Board President, and practicing artist. Cathy Browne – Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture’s Board Vice President, PR veteran. Social media and marketing is fast paced and constantly in flux. The content people want […]