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Arts Disability Network of Manitoba

~ advancing accessible
arts in Manitoba


Gain an understanding of how disability informs and enriches an artist's creative expression, as well as brings new perspective to the world we share.

Arts Health Network Canada

The goal of Arts Health Network Canada (AHNC) is to bring arts and health activities into the mainstream of Canadian life so that all Canadians are able to engage in art for the health of it, as well as the joy of it.

Join the network and Sign Up For their Monthly newsletter, The Connector

ADNM T-Shirts

Created by the Give T-Shirt Company, the ADNM shirts are an ode to the dream of complete artistic freedom for all. Art that is free of barriers, free of prejudice and preconceptions, and art that nurtures and celebrates the unique talents and perspective of those who learn to live and create differently.

Shirts are available through the ADNM Webstore. All proceeds go towards advancing accessible arts in Manitoba.

Call 204-336-2366 for purchasing info

Art + Body: SEE ME HEAR

Art + Body: SEE ME HEAR was an amazing event! Thank you to all the talented artists who participated, all of those who attended and a special thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who made sure everything ran smoothly!

View Full Art + Body Photo Gallery

...But Is It Art?
ADNM Board Member, Harry Paine and Chairperson, Susan Lamberd explore the meaning of Disability Art and the power that lies within the growing culture.
Community News Commons

We would like to thank

Canada Council for the Arts

for its generous support

for this website


Arts and Disability Network Manitoba

The Life of Artist and Activist  
Geoff McMurchy

The artist, dancer and founding director of Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is celebrated in the Globe and Mail for his outstanding contribution to the disability arts community.

“‘Authentic, non-sentimental expression of the disability experience’ – it’s how Geoff defined the purpose of Kickstart. He wanted people with disabilities to have the option of choosing the arts as a life path.” - Kickstart Artistic Director, artistic director Emma Kivisild

Read the Full Feature Article

Street Art Alley Party

Photo credit: Ted Howorth

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Wayfinding Street Art Alley Party!

It was a memorable event. We are happy to have had the opportunity to showcase the amazing work of our talented members while bringing broad awareness to the inaccessibility of the Winnipeg arts district.

A big thank you to Mike Page, whose design, "Step Up Winnipeg" successfully highlighted the issues of gallery access.

Wayfinding was generously sponsored by the Winnipeg Arts Council and Windsor Plywood. Unveiling Party Partner: Parlour Coffee.

Belly Up

by musician/activist Nomy Lamm

Nomy Lamm's performance of Belly Up at Sins Invalid 2011 at Theater Artaud in San Francisco. Words and music by Nomy Lamm. Video and editing by Ralph Dickinson. Direction by Patty Berne.

The Soapbox Series

Thank you to everyone who took part in The Soapbox Series.

The event was a great success, and we are happy that we were able to help initiate conversation about accessibility in the arts and identify concrete needs within the community. Our overall goal is to spur tangible changes within the arts community. After the series, we feel that much closer to reaching this goal.

View Highlights of Bill Shannon's Artist Talk & Performance
View ADNM Strategic Planning Session