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February 1, 2021

Call for Applications: Artistic Director

Hosted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading disability arts and culture organization as a key member of our team. For this Director position, we are looking for an individual with the ability to lead the organization through its current schedule of events & responsibilities and develop future programming. Additionally you will work along side our Administrative Director to fulfill our vision as major hub for disability arts and culture in British Columbia and beyond.

The Artistic Director position is responsible for implementing the artistic vision and mandate of the organization; to promote and support the professional artistic endeavours of individuals who identify as living with a disability. They will have the knowledge, experience, skills and passion to promote art by people who identify as living with a disability as relevant and important to all communities.

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Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

PO Box 2749 Station Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X2, Canada

Phone number: (604) 343-9141

Email: hello@kickstartdisability.ca

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, in Vancouver BC, gives artists with disabilities a voice. This can mean everything from facilitating a disability art group, to bringing an international film to Vancouver, to presenting art exhibitions and concerts. We are committed to supporting and promoting artists in every discipline, with all disabilities (and sometimes collaborations with able-bodied artists). We present the best in Vancouver and BC, and where possible, we bring new voices to Vancouver from across the country and around the world. We support artists and develop audiences for an understanding of disability art. Becoming part of the larger picture, of course, means professionalism. Kickstart is also committed to presenting professional work in a professional context. To coin a phrase “authentic non-sentimental expressions of the disability experience”. In programming and curating, we present cutting-edge work as the artists we present offer distinct perspectives on the human experience – risk taking, artistically engaging, socially relevant and at times, challenging. We are a nonprofit Society and a registered federal charity in Canada, with a small staff and a dedicated crew of volunteers. Please check out one of our events and get involved with us!