*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 people.
Geoff’s dream was that disability art be considered on the same level as all art. “My interest is that the art that is presented should not be through the filter of ‘disability’; I would like it to be appreciated as art, and you don’t have to like it,” he once said.
Kickstart wants to keep Geoff’s voice and spirit alive, so in 2019 we created the Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant. The grant is given annually to an Artist that identifies as living with a disability, residing in British Columbia, working in any media to support them directly with their artistic practice.
o Must be a resident of British Columbia
o Must be a practicing artist in any discipline
o Must identify as: mad, Deaf, disabled, crip, chronically ill, sick, etc (self-identification welcome)
FOR FULL DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY VISIT: