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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

Wayfinding: Street Art Project

Call for Proposals
Open to all artists / artist groups located within Manitoba

Proposal Deadline: June 19, 2015, 5pm
Event Date: August 7, 2015 ( August ‘First Friday’)

The Exchange District, AKA the ‘art district’, is made up of old turn-of-the-century buildings with little or no access for artists and audiences with mobility issues.  ADNM is calling for proposals that offer creative ways to divert traffic from the “main”, inaccessible entrance of Fleet Galleries, 65 Albert Street, to a more inclusive accessible entrance – through the back alley, through a window, through another building. All possibilities will be considered! 

This project is generously sponsored by the Winnipeg Arts Council and Windsor Plywood.

Full Information Package and Application

Tel: (204) 336-ADNM (2366)

If you require ASL, please advise us before June 9th

De'Via Arts & Defty Awards

Free Presenation: May 20, 2015
De’VIA (Deaf View Image Art) and a short talk about the Defty Awards

Inviting all artists, photographers, Manitoba Deaf Community and any interested persons

May 20, 2015, 7 pm - 9 pm
Manitoba School of the Deaf (MSD)
Multi-purpose Room,
242 Stradford St., Winnipeg, MB

Featuring: Joanne Cripps, Director of Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD) Event hosted by Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) and Manitoba School for the Deaf (MSD)

For more information

Annual General Meeting

June 16, 2015
Reaching E-quality Employment Services
305-1200 Portage Ave.

Join the ADNM board and its members for a fun-filled evening. Refreshments will be served. ADNM members are invited to bring pieces of work for the AGM art showcase.

ASL available upon request.

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