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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.

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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!

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

New View

Bringing awareness, employment,
education and inclusion to
our community. 

Commencing in January of 2015 we are excited to collaborate with Community Living Winnipeg to hire professional artists with disabilities to teach classes throughout Winnipeg.

As part of the New View project, we're looking for art instructors with disabilities who are interested in teaching evening and / or weekend classes to individuals with disabilities (who come with supports as needed).

We will be offering volunteer options to high school students as needed and once per year we will be hosting an art auction to the general public.  It is our hope that the art auction will generate funds to help the program continue.   The overall message we are looking to focus on is "for artists, the disability may be the inspiration behind a masterpiece.&

Classes are intended to start in January and run for 8-12 weeks. Suggested mediums: painting, sketching, sculpture, photography and pottery however we are interested in suggestions from instructors as well.  Class sizes will be kept to a limit of 6-8 depending on what the instructor feels comfortable managing.  Along with the student's personal supports we will also be engaging volunteers to help with the classes as needed.

We are looking for artists with disabilities who are interested in teaching others their passion and skill. Artists must have great knowledge in the medium they are teaching and come recommended by members of the Arts and Disability Network.

Instructors selected will be asked to join us on a professional development day (or possibly a a small series of shorter sessions) in which we will all come together to share, learn and gear up for this exciting pilot project.

Full information on New View

If you are interested in becoming an instructor or you have accessible art space available please email Lisa Waldner at: or call (204) 786-1414 and leave a message.

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