Join Kickstart & Facilitator Gaitire Persaud-Dhumoon in a 2hr session exploring music and how it is still widely inaccessible to the Deaf Community.
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 […]
A pandemia. The world is in chaos. Is the world paused? I was in my room thinking of the world outside. Paused. This World, Stalled. I asked, “What is STILL? When and where and why STILL? Why stay still?” Because the killings do not stop.The killings of our human rights defenders, journalists, cultural workers, […]
A Blog Post by Trish Malcomess The Renaissance, one of the greatest outpouring of art in human history, emerged out of the Black Plague. It is interesting that corona means a white circle or set of concentric circles of light seen around a luminous body. With this in mind during this season of surreality, isolation […]
“Capturing the light is everything, it may seem it is everything, it truly is an exploration of concepts, surfaces and memories of what the experience is in that very moment .As a plein air painter, it is always the light and in the moment, that I remember most about any location. It is my inspiration, […]
To keep our community engaged during this time of social distancing we are introducing a new perk of Membership with
Featured Artist Of The Week
on Kickstart’s social media.
Through a new multimedia project called “Cooking Post-Traumatic Savoury dishes, queer, disabled, mixed-race artist, Fran de la Luna explores the importance of comfort foods and the relationship to the different forms of trauma we carry. They also write about what comfort foods mean to them and how they are accessing comfort food to through living as a marginalized and racialized person.
*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 […]