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September 19, 2021

Phoenix The Fire: Music Workshop for Deaf & Hearing Artists

Hosted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

This workshop is designed as a response to the misperception that music is an art practice solely for hearing artists. Due to the current inaccessibility of the music scene, Deaf artists are excluded from music performances, music lessons, and artistic collaborations.

In this workshop, Gaitrie will work with both Deaf and hearing artists to learn that Deafness shouldn’t be a barrier to enjoying and making music.

This workshop is designed for both Deaf and hearing artists to increase music opportunities by teaching both Deaf and hearing artists to use music to work together, build confidence, develop communication skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression. Understanding music as universal, this workshop aims to bridge communities and enrich lives.

Some of the topics covered within this workshop: the role of music in the Deaf Community, current practices in music workshops, and an exploration of how Deaf and hearing artists can work together to learn about the process of practising music, making music, and performing music differently. 

Submissions must be received no later than September 10, 2021. 


This workshop has limited capacity and will include 10 artists – 5 who are Deaf and 5 who are hearing. 

ASL & live captioning available.


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!