Chronic Pain and Disability: A Toddler’s Tantrum

When I think about my own personal relationship with daily pain, I can break it down into a very simple metaphor. My pain is a toddler at the supermarket throwing a complete tantrum in the busiest aisle of the store. Now, we’ve all seen something like this at least once, a parent frantically trying to […]

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 […]

Disability and Identity – Who I am and what is this?

Having a disability pushes a child to get to know themselves a lot faster than most children. A child with a disability is handed limitations that they don’t understand or often recognize in other kids, which leads to a lot of confusion, frustration and introspection surrounding identity. A child with a disability has to take […]

Granville Island Community Market

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is seeking local visual artists who identify as living with a disability to share a market booth at the Granville Island Community Market this summer. Every Thursday from June – September 2019, Kickstart will be on Granville Island, doing community outreach, and we’d like to have a different artist share […]

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 […]

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture Workshop Series: Grant Writing for Artists

February 9, 2019 from 1-3pm The SpencerCreo Centre, 610 Main Street, 5th Floor, Vancouver Facilitated by: Mary Ann Anderson of Little Dog Consulting There is a lot of untapped potential in the world and amazing projects that are spinning around heads uncompleted. One of the causes of this buildup of unused inspiration is lack of funding […]

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture Workshop Series: Portfolio Development and Professionalism

January 12, 2019 from 1-3pm The Gathering Place (609 Helmcken Street, Vancouver) Facilitated by: Yuri Arajs – Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture’s Artistic Director, and practicing artist. Wendy D – Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture’s Board President, and practicing artist. The world of galleries, curators, and the arts market can be daunting and confusing. There […]