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September 8, 2022 - September 12, 2022

Untamed Wild(er)ness: BIPOC Disability Arts Online Learning Pods

Hosted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

Untamed Wild(er)ness is a series of online disability arts learning pods for BC-based Black, Indigenous, and people of colour mad, Deaf, and disabled artists and cultural workers. These learning pods will happen fully online, over the course of 4 facilitated workshops to be held in Fall 2022. Through the learning pods artists will be supported in: collaboratively designing access intimacy rooted in Disability Justice, crip kinship, and Indigenous epistemologies. Further, artists will be invited to expand their arts practices in this intimate workshop series by centering their explorations on: what does it mean to make mad, Deaf, and disabled art in virtual spaces that nurture solidarity between BIPOC communities that refuses to be tamed by colonial projects. These online learning pods will be collaborative in design.

*Please note, this is a paid experience. In order to honour the labour that goes into learning and creating together, each artist participant will be paid $150 for each workshop for a total of $600.



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!