ARTS & DISABILITY
NETWORK MANITOBA ~ advancing accessible
arts in Manitoba
ART + BODY:
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.
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The Life of Artist and Activist
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
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.
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.