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March 13, 2023

Job Opportunity: Guest Curator

Hosted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

Calling all mad, Deaf and disabled curators!

Whether you are an early career or established curator, this is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) and Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture. They are looking to fill one position for Guest Curator with the thematic focus on Disability Justice.

VMF and Kickstart hope to explore how artists and murals can be part of a powerful public engagement and communications strategy that expands our political and aesthetic imagination in relation to Disability Arts and Culture. They're looking for a strong curatorial voice to take on this vision in collaboration with VMF and Kickstart as part of the 2023 Festival. The role of the curator would be to work with the VMF team and Kickstart, its partners, and artists to shape the program, select artists and public programming, and consult on stakeholder engagement.

To apply, please prepare and submit:

  • A cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience
  • A curatorial vision statement addressing the thematic priority of Disability Arts and Culture (max 2 pages)
  • Résumé

Deadline: March 13.


If you have any questions or need additional support, please contact: hello@kickstartdisability.ca


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!