Arts and Culture

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Arts & Culture

All Bodies Dance

All Bodies Dance is an inclusive dance company which brings together artists with and without disabilities to explore the endless creative possibilities in difference

Artists Helping Artists 

AHA is an art studio collective where individuals of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to come together to make art of all kinds. ​ AHA provides artists with studio space, affordable materials, and the opportunity to pursue their aspirations concerning artistic expression. ​

Art Without Limits 

Art Without Limits is a free program dedicated to children and youth with disabilities. It provides them with the opportunity to express themselves through various therapeutic artistic mediums. Drop-ins, family members, and caregivers are welcome!

Ballet Victoria Dance with Parkinson Program

Adapted ballet classes for persons with Parkinson's

BridgeArt

BridgeArt is a group of artists with disabilities, offering their work for sale and their skills for commissions 

Common Thread

Formerly known as Craftworks, Common Thread provides industrial sewing and hand-made craft training and employment for people with disabilities and other work barriers

Cool Arts Society

The Cool Arts Society is a non-profit charitable organization in Kelowna that is dedicated to providing art opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities

Dandelion Youth Theatre

Dandelion Youth Theatre offers customized theatre experiences for youth with disabilities; enhancing confidence and self-awareness, inspiration and joy

Deaf Artists and Theatre Toolkit

The DATT serves as a resource and guide to increase innovative collaborations between professional theatre companies and deaf artists as well as to increase engagement with deaf audiences

ET Music Therapy

ET Music Therapy is based on one principle: music is one of the most motivating and effective mediums for building strong connections with individuals with diverse needs. Serving early intervention to adolescents and adults.

Gallery Gachet 

Gallery Gachet is an artist-run centre located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Gallery Gachet is a collectively-run exhibition and studio space built to empower participants as artists, administrators, and curators

Kickstart - Disability Arts and Culture 

Kickstart supports and promotes artists with disabilities. This can mean everything from facilitating a disability art group, to bringing an international film to Vancouver, to presenting art exhibitions and concerts.

Music Therapy Association Of British Columbia 

Promotes excellence in music therapy practice, research, education and development, to further the awareness of music therapy in BC and across Canada

Outsiders and Others

Outsiders and Others is a not for profit arts society with a focus on bringing nontraditional artists, including artists with disabilities, to the forefront

 

Pottery Works

Pottery Works is a collection of artists overcoming their disabilities through art. Pottery Works offers special classes, workshops, and events, and provides studio space for disabled artists to work on their original works, including paintings, pottery, jewelry, and more.

Realwheels Theatre

Realwheels creates and produces performances that deepen the understanding of the disability experience. Stories are told in which disability itself is not the focus of conflict, but rather forms the landscape upon which universal issues are debated onstage.

Stage Door Troupe

Stage Door Troupe is a group of actors with developmental disabilities who create live theatre productions, produce video shorts, and participate in film festivals

 

Theatre Terrific 

Theatre Terrific pioneers inclusive opportunities for artists of all abilities to develop performance skills and collaborate in the production of theatrical works. All of Theatre Terrific’s classes, workshops, community, and professional productions are made up of people of all colors, abilities, genders, and backgrounds.

Vancouver Adapted Music Society

Supports and promote musicians with disabilities, offering learning experiences for everyone from beginners to the advanced, as well as providing recording and performing opportunities

VICTORY Arts Foundation

Makes dance available across age, gender, and ability. VICTORY endeavors to use the power of dance as a therapeutic medium to bring joy to individuals with special needs.

 

VocalEye

VocalEye helps theatre companies and other arts organizations make their productions and events more accessible to blind or partially sighted members through live description, education, outreach and other services

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