Join us for the Kickstart 5 Festival! Featuring live performances, creative workshops, visual art exhibits, processions, a public forum, free events and a wide range of activities, Kickstart 5 celebrates the talents of Canadian artists and performers with disabilities across all artistic disciplines. Register today for our festival workshops, including theatre directing, break-dancing, storytelling, aerial dance, acting/theatre, singing, and soundscape composition! Check out our main-stage shows, including performances by Luca "LazyLegz" Patuelli, Christa Couture and her Band, solo-performer David Roche, comedian Big Daddy Tazz, sylvi macCormac and the Horizon, Lazare Halk and his Band, and the Swamp Angels Choir! View amazing artwork on display in the "Magic/Realism" juried visual art show and the "Connections" non-juried art exhibit, which runs from September 5 - 12th in the Roundhouse's Exhibit Hall. Be sure to join us for the Gala Art Opening at 5:30 on Sept. 5th before the festival's Opening Ceremony at 6:30! Share your perspective at the festival's public forum, "Why Disability Art? - From the Personal to the Political", and t4ke part in discussion meetings to initiate plans for a national disability arts network! Tell your story in a video interview with RealWheels, and meet the folks from Vancouver Co-Op Radio, who will be broadcasting from the festival. There's something for everyone at the Kickstart 5 Festival! Get your tickets today, and be sure to register for our workshops too! For more information, please visit our website at www.kickstart-arts.ca or call 604-559-6626. We look forward to seeing you at Kickstart 5 this September!
Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is a not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC. Kickstart presents and produces work by artists with disabilities, and promotes artistic excellence among artists working in all disciplines.
Kickstart was the first to take up the challenge of creating a disability arts movement in Canada. Since 1998, they have developed an international reputation for bringing ground-breaking work to enthusiastic audiences. Projects have included visual art exhibits, creation of new dance works, public forums, the Swamp Angels Choir, our signature Kickstart Festivals – featuring artists from around the globe performing theatre, music, dance and comedy.