TAKE ROOT AMONGST THE STARS: A Mad, Deaf and Disabled Arts Residency

TAKE ROOT AMONGST THE STARS: A Mad, Deaf and Disabled Arts Residency Lead Faculty: Jenna Reid (Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture) and Dr Syrus Marcus Ware October 10-24, 2022Artscape Gibraltar Point in Tkaronto- on the Toronto Islands (Ontario) APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED An exciting opportunity for Mad, Deaf and Disabled artists developed in partnership with […]

2022 Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant

*2022 APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED*Deadline to Submit: June 30th, 2022  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 […]

Grant Writing for Disabled Artists 2022

Facilitated by: Mary Ann Anderson of Little Dog Consulting REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL!*follow the link below to join the waitlist*we cannot guarantee a spot will become available Grant writing can be incredibly daunting! In this 2hr digital workshop our goal is to set you up with knowledge and skills to help you tackle grants in […]

NEW WAVE: Virtual Closing Celebration

NEW WAVE International Day of Persons with Disabilities Virtual Closing Celebration! Friday December 3rd, 20215:30pm – 7:30pm (PST)On ZoomASL & Live Captioning Available Register HERE *Registration Required to receive Zoom link* This event will give us space to come together to watch some incredible performances by disabled artists, honour the artists who exhibited their work […]

New Wave: Disabled Visual Artists Under 30

Sometimes starting as tiny ripples a wave has the capacity to carry us, toss us, crash into us, and engulf us altogether. New Wave is an online exhibit that features the artwork of eight disabled youth artists. Through this online exhibit, the multimedia works of art might start as a tiny ripple, but throughout the […]

The ConnecTra Society presents the Artist Series

Physical limitations should not stop you from expressing who you are. The ConnecTra Society and Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture present the Artist Series, a six-part virtual event running from July 19th-August 30th, 2021 highlighting 10 BC artists living with physical disabilities. Tune in on Mondays from 12-1PM PT as these talented people share their inspirational stories and creations with […]

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: Jury Application

NOTE: This opportunity is only open to those who participated in our Murals Without Walls Creative Workshops We will be selecting between 2-4 artists from among workshop participants to work with Wendy Oberlander, making original work on large wooden portable sandwich boards.  If you wish to submit artwork for consideration to make a portable mural which will be […]