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Geoff McMurchy Artists Development Grant

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

Application deadline: March 1, 2020

Geoff McMurchy (1955–2015), Kickstart’s 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.

Kickstart wants to keep Geoff’s voice and spirit alive by announcing the first annual Geoff McMurchy Artists Development Grant! The grant will be given annually to an Artist that identifies as living with a disability, working in any media, to support them directly with marketing and financial support.

More information and how to apply

The grant recipient will receive:

  • $500 cash award for artistic related costs;
  • $250 Opus Gift card
  • One meeting with an Artist or Mentor working in the recipients field;
  • 500 full colour customized marketing postcards;
  • 250 full colour business cards with braille

Eligibility
Must be a resident of British Columbia.
Must identify as living with a disability, self-identification.