The ACCESS Festival Celebrates BC Access Awareness Day

ACCESS and Equity for people with visible and invisible disabilities, BIPOC, and equity seeking communities.

Vancouver BC: ACCESS, a free community arts festival, celebrates BC Access Awareness Day, Saturday June 5, with 11 days of online art programs and live events at the Gathering Place Community Centre, starting Wed May 26 through Sat June 5.

The festival launches Wed May 26, featuring an ACCESS Festival themed “Late Night with Savages” program hosted by Gunargie O’Sullivan at 11pm on CFRO Radio 100.5 FM and YouTube.

A special treat is an encore online presentation of Realwheels musical theatre production “Wheel Voices: Tune In!” on Wed June 2, 7pm followed by a Q&A.

Commissioned by the ACCESS Festival, aerial artist Erin Ball, a double leg amputee, premieres her new video “Rules Were Meant To Be Broken” on Thurs June 3, 7pm, plus 10 short films allied to ACCESS and Equity. 

An evening of music featuring Curtis Clear Sky & the Constellationz, Eugene Harry, Tonye Aganaba, Dave Symington & Jim Meyer, Sandy Scofield and host Terreane Derrick, premieres online Friday June 4, 7pm

The festival culminates on BC Access Awareness Day, Saturday June 5, with livestreamed interviews beginning at 1pm with Yuri Arajs and festival artists, surprise videos, then binge watch the ACCESS festival videos all afternoon. 

Watch for the ACCESS Festival art show, workshops, free food and more. 

To learn more or to watch the programs link to the ACCESS Festival website at 

Presented by the Downtown South Gathering Place Community Centre Association in partnership with the Gathering Place Community Centre and Kickstart Disability Arts with support from the City of Vancouver, the Province of BC and SPARC BC.

Media Contact Alex Chisholm 604-255-0355

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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