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Arts Disability Network of Manitoba

~ advancing accessible
arts in Manitoba


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.

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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!

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...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

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Canada Council for the Arts

for its generous support

for this website


Arts and Disability Network Manitoba

Update: Playback Theatre Event Dates Confirmed

We've received word that the Playback Theatre event we posted a few days ago now has a time and date confirmed.

Feb 27, 1:30 - 4pm

Venue information to come.

Call for Submissions

Rhubarb Magazine, published by the Mennonite Literary Society since 1998, is looking for fiction, poetry, visual images, and creative non-fiction for the June issue with the theme of “Dis/Ability” – to give a place for the voices of those of us who struggle mentally or physically, those who care, and those who can imagine it.

Fiction and non-fiction submissions up to a maximum of 3,000 will be considered for publication, and poetry submissions of up to 30 lines, though exceptions may be made. Di Brandt will be editing poetry, Bernice Friesen fiction and nonfiction, and an as-yet-to-be named Guest Editor will be selecting visual images.

The deadline is March 1st.

On-line submissions are encouraged. See, or mail to Rhubarb 606-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3. Do not send original copy; none of our paper submissions are returned. Rhubarb purchases only first North American serial rights with $50 and two complimentary issues; copyright remains with the writer or artist.

Nurturing Deaf Arts is Back On!

Nurturing Deaf Arts Conference is back on. New Dates April 8-10,2016

Fantastic news! Deaf Arts Manitoba has let us know that the Nurturing Deaf Arts conference is back on! The new dates for this fantastic event will be April 8-10, 2016.

To learn more about the event and all it has to offer, and to register for the event please visit:

New Event in the Works: Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre is currently planning a new A Mini Workshop and Performance event in the next few months and is looking for interest from the community. The information that has been made available for the date-to-be-announced event is below:

Join us for an evening of a few theatre games and a Playback Theatre performance.

“The basic idea of Playback Theatre is very simple…One is the idea that you, your personal experience, is worthy of this kind of attention. We are saying that your life is a fit subject for art, that others may find your story interesting, may learn from it, be moved by it….We are also saying that artistic expression is not the exclusive province of the professional performer… that all of us, even you, even I ….(can) create a thing of beauty that may touch the other hearts. We are saying that story itself is of the profoundest importance, that we need stories to construct meaning in our lives….there has always been a theater that is more immediate, more personal, more humble, more accessible, and that this theatre grows out of the undying need for connection through aesthetic ritual.”
- co-founder Jo Salas in “Improvising Real Life” .

Playback Theatre is a form of improvisational theatre that starts with listening deeply to people's stories and then transforming them spontaneously into theatre. It is especially powerful in honoring the voices of people from marginalized communities and in helping to build understanding across differences. It is hoped that playback theatre could be a tool to both build community within ADNM and to educate the public.

  • To hear our personal moments, experiences and stories
  • To express ourselves creatively
  • To have fun
  • To build self confidence
  • To make deeper connections with others
  • To feel a sense of community

Mini - Workshop and Performance

  • 1 ¼ hour warm up to Playback Theatre with Red Threads troupe
  • 45 minute performance with Red Threads
  • ½ hour planning next step

More information (dates, times, venues, etc) TBA.

Call for New Board Members

Are you interested in helping make the Arts more Accessible in Manitoba?
Are you a supporter of the Arts and Culture scene in Winnipeg ?
Are you a volunteer-minded person with 6 hours a month to spare ?

We’d love to invite you to be a member of our board!

ADNM is dedicated to the full inclusion of artists and audiences with disabilities into all facets of the arts community. Our dynamic network, the longest-running regional network of its kind in Canada is growing, and needs new board members! If you’re interested, please get in touch by emailing us at

To download a copy of our Call for New Board Members Poster in PDF, please click here.