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Northern Exposure Conference: Virtual Edition in purple text on white, with an illustrated sunset with rings of pink and purple

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October 22, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Northern Exposure 2020: Virtual Edition

Hosted by Island Mountain Arts / Arts BC

The Northern Exposure Conference draws together music and arts industry from rural and urban British Columbia to share ideas and knowledge on the sector, access professional development, and foster growth and support networks. The conference includes a showcase of emerging and professional BC musicians to ensure more exposure, promotion and support for BC talent.

More information and full schedule

October 24: Bridging the Gap: Accessibility in the Arts
Time: 19:30 – 20:30 PDT

Featuring Amy Braun, Laurie Landry and Kait Blake of Kickstart
Moderated by Elliott Hearte
Presented with ASL interpretation from Lisz and Stephanie

This session will explore Deaf and disability arts and culture, allyship, and sustainable change. How are artists and arts administrators working to bring Deaf and disability cultures and experiences to their work and the sector? How do we move beyond accommodation towards meaningful inclusion, collaboration, and co-creation?

This session will be followed by informal time to hang out via Zoom.

Please Note, this presentation includes a recording of a live, unrehearsed interpretation, targeted to a specific audience. Interpreting services provided electronically are often subject to vagaries of the internet and audio connections and, in addition, may include errors or omissions. Thank you for your understanding.


  • Arts BC

    301-1321 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 0B6, Canada


    Arts BC is a provincial arts service organization. Our job is to give individuals and organizations the tools and support to excel at arts and cultural leadership, of all types and forms.

    Arts BC is a resource itself and works to cultivate community cultural development through knowledge-sharing and serving its province-wide network including 300 arts councils, arts, culture and heritage organizations, Individual artists, creative entrepreneurs, community and partner groups – the people power of the arts!