KickstART – Disability Arts & Culture


Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is a Vancouver, BC based professional disability arts non-profit that has been supporting and promoting Mad, Deaf and Disabled Artists since 1998.


Kickstart’s mission is to produce and present works by artists with disabilities and to promote artistic excellence among artists with disabilities working in a variety of disciplines.


Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture (formerly the Society for Disability Arts and Culture) was incorporated November 1998 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


  • to produce cross-disciplinary festivals of disability arts and culture,
  • to encourage and support artists to create and present authentic interpretations of the disability experience,
  • to provide opportunities for the development and advancement of artists with disabilities and
  • to promote practices that will make the arts more accessible to all members of the Canadian public.