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February 27, 2023

Call for Applications: Aspiring Artists

Hosted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

Are you an aspiring artist? Looking for mentorship and community as you grow? Do you want to learn alongside other disabled Indigenous folks? Want to be a part of a professional gallery exhibit?

Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau (Nehiyaw/Métis) is hosting a day-long workshop for disabled Indigenous creatives who want to collaborate on Arseneau’s upcoming exhibit “ᐁᐧᐢᑫᐧᐱᑖᑲᐣ [wîskwêpitâkan] - Sacred Bundle.”

Supported by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture, Arseneau is recruiting 5-7 creatives ages 15-30 to learn how to create miniature cradleboards using traditional techniques who will then have their cradleboards featured in Arseneau’s exhibit in June 2023.

For a list of criteria, requirements and compensation, visit the application page.


If you are concerned about Hannah’s access to your application, you may contact Hannah or Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau directly at aarseneau.com/contact/


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!