Accessible Events in Vancouver

Event name

Disability Arts and Culture: Community-Oriented Tour for Access

Awareness

Event Date and Time

June 1 - 2:00-3:30pm

June 4 - 3:30-5:00pm 

Event Producer

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

Description 

Two special tours to welcome the disabled community to the
Vancouver Art Gallery.

This event is for: 

These tours are designed to welcome disabled community members.

Event Location

Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7

Ticket Price

Free

 

Ticket Link

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/disability-arts-and-culture-community-oriented-tour-for-access-awareness-tickets-336727179057?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Event name

First Annual “ACCESSability Parade”

Event Date and Time

June 4 - 12:00 pm Park for crafts and decoration booths with performances by Jim Byrnes and others. Gather at 2:30 pm for the procession to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Event Producer

Downtown South Community Association

Event Location

Emery Barnes Park

1170 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7

Description 

The ACCESS Festival opens May 23 and runs through June 5 with Art Shows, Cabarets, workshops and special events throughout the Downtown South featuring disabled and equity-seeking artists, musicians and community leaders.

This event is for:

Individuals with disabilities of all ages.

To Register

thegatheringfest@gmail.com

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Event name

Relaxed Performance of Built Different

Event Date and Time

June 4 - 3:15pm

Event Producer

Couch Dwellers Productions (Nanaimo)

Preswnting Partner Neworld Theatre, in association with Pacific Coast Stage

Description After the death of their childhood Behavior Consultant, four autistic young adults get together for a night of reconnecting, reflection, and hard truths. Led by a team of talented, emerging, neurodiverse artists, this dramatic comedy hones in on themes of love, loss, and solidarity, creating an unforgettable audience experience.

Venue: 

The Culture Lab: The Cultch:  1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC

Tickets:

There are some discounted community tickets available for people how experience financial barriers, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator, Amy Amantea, to inquire about these tickets. amy@upintheairtheatre.com

Event name

Amy Amantea - Through My Lens Online Presentation

Event Date and Time

June 10 - 8:00PM

Credits:

Written and Performed by Amy Amantea

Description 

ALPHA— Through My Lens is an interactive performance that combines hospitality, image analysis and spoken text within a Zoom environment.

Amy Amantea is an artist with a lived experience of blindness, having a total of 2% vision in one eye. She is also a photographer whose practice includes walking the city at twilight looking for interesting light patterns and capturing them with her camera.

Through My Lens is an interdisciplinary performance that brings Amantea’s life experiences into one space and shares with audiences what it is to live with blindness. The audience will act as Amantea’s “eyes”, describing her photos —which have never been seen by her — back to her. This interaction will open up a new realm of perception: a reciprocal collision of the visual and non-visual experience.

Venue: 

Online interactive performance in Zoom
In-person viewing party at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Tickets:

If you are blind/partially sighted, you can register for the watch party (online) hosted by Kim Kilpatrick at 430pm PST/730pm EST on Friday June 10th.

 

Blind/low vision folks are invited to attend free of charge but will need to register their interest by email or phone

access@spiderwebshow.ca 

phone:  1-877-693-6532

 

there will be ASL interpretation and Deaf folks are also welcome to join free of charge and are asked to register by email of phone.

access@spiderwebshow.ca 

phone:  1-877-693-6532

for others who want to join, you can purchase tickets. there are flex prices offered at $15, $25 and $50

 

https://www.folda.ca/through-my-lens/

Event name

We Deserve to Work ​

Self-Advocates Transforming Attitudes about and Experiences with Employment

Event Date and Time

Friday November 18 at 12:30PM

Saturday November 19 at 7:30PM

Sunday November 20 at 2:00PM 

Credits:

The production is based on research by the Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship, more information about the research, the production, artists involved, and the creation process is available at: https://cic.arts.ubc.ca/

Description 

A new production collectively created by self-advocate artists and the team that brought you Romance, Relationships & Rights! 

Venue: 

Massey Theatre 

735 8th Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 2R2

Tickets:

Tickets on sale June 2022 at www.masseytheatre.com