Call for Disabled Indigenous Youth in Lower Mainland


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 for disabled Indigenous youth who want to collaborate, build relationships, and find a mentor for their artistic practice.

Youth 15-30 who have community ties and are disabled are invited to apply to learn how to make the “sacred bundles” that make up Arseneau’s exhibit.

The event is free with a stipend for transportation. Youth will also receive an honorarium for attending the gallery opening in June where their artwork will be displayed alongside Arseneau’s.

The workshop and gallery opening will be in-person but will occur with strict measures to prevent spread of contagious illness.

Re: Fine motor ability: Youth will be asked to do fine detail work including beading, sewing, and painting on a small cradle board. There will be an Indigenous aide to assist, but youth should feel comfortable doing much of the work themselves. No experience required.

Applications are now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Those selected will be contacted via email.

About Kickstart Disability Arts

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture is a Vancouver based arts non-profit that supports and promotes artists who identify as living with disabilities.

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