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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 Soapbox Series A Series of Events Focused on Accessibility and the Arts in Manitoba

Hip-hip dancer Bill Shannon.
His Soapbox Series performance takes place
at the CMHR on Oct. 30th

Video credit: Sachi Cunningham and Chandler Evans
The aim is to initiate conversation about accessibility in the arts in Manitoba and identify concrete needs within the community. The series will focus on the needs of individual artists with disabilities as well as those of arts organizations that would like to become more accessible but require support to do so.

The goal is to spur tangible changes within the arts community as a result of this project.

Full Event Details

Street parking available and sites are accessible by bus routes. ASL available upon request. To request ASL assistance, please e-mail at least 3 days prior to event.

All events require registration. To register visit The Soapbox Series Event Page or e-mail

The Power of 30: MAWA Members’ Showcase

In September and October 2014, over twenty professional arts centres in Manitoba will be exhibiting work by Manitoba women artists in recognition of MAWA’s contribution to the arts community.

Full Event Info

ÉMOUVOIR by Yvette Cenerini is a series of digital collages which portray animals as sentient beings, experiencing emotionally rich lives, as opposed to simple automata merely responding to stimuli.  Do fear, grief, hate, hope, joy, courage and love have their place in the animal kingdom?

Opening Reception
September 11, 2014
7 pm
La Maison des artites visuels francophones
219, boulevard Provencher
Saint-Boniface, MB

Show runs until October 15, 2014.

Marie LeBlanc at the
Flash Photographic Festival

Photo by Marie LeBlanc

Photographer, Marie LeBlanc, will be showcasing her work at the Balance Alterative Health Clinic as part of the Flash Photographic Festival.

Opening Reception & Meet the Artist
October 4
12 pm - 3 pm

Balance Alterative Health Clinic
105-88 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg, MB

Due to severe allergies, please be fragrant free for the event.

Debbie Patterson Nominated for The Siminovitch Prize for Theatrical Arts

Arts & Disability Network Manitoba is thrilled to nominate Debbie Patterson for the 2014 Siminovitch Prize.  

The Siminovitch Prize shines a spotlight on excellence and innovation in Canadian Theatre with an annual prize worth $100,000. This year’s prize goes to a playwright recognized as a leader in theatre and whose work is transformative and influential.

Patterson has shown herself unequaled with her powerful and unique work in Canada.  As a playwright, Patterson gives voice to those who feel isolated, stigmatized, and those who can’t socially engage.  Lately, Patterson has found much of her inspiration from her disability, which distinguishes her particular skills from that of her peers. Patterson has all of the experience one would expect of the winner of the Siminovitch award for Playwrights.  But she has something others don’t – the insight and ability to show the world what others don’t perceive, and what the audience wants to learn about.