SPARK DISABILITY ART FESTIVAL WELCOMES YOU
The SPARK Disability Art Festival is a Calgary-wide celebration of creative self-expression by emerging and professional artists pan-disability. Founded in 2010, SPARK’s mission is to enhance the development of disability arts and culture both locally and globally through exhibition and advocacy. To do this, SPARK advances a creative vision of equality that explores the different themes and diverse aspects of the disability experience through visual art. Working with artists with visible and invisible disabilities, SPARK’s uniting politic is to foster Disability Pride.
All Disabilities. All Visual Art. All Across Calgary.
Eligibility and How to Submit
Are you a Calgary artist with a disability?
Be a part of the SPARK Disability Art Festival and share your talents. SPARK is committed to equity and inclusion and supports artists who self-identify as Deaf, having a disability or living with mental health barriers. Visit this page to learn more about how to get involved.
Festival Archives, Presentations and Partners
Founded in 2010, the SPARK Disability Art Festival is Calgary's largest and longest running visual arts festival for persons with disabilities. Visit this page to learn more about previous SPARK festivals, watch videos of our sponsored artist talks and celebrate with our festival partners.
Current Festival Updates and Opportunities
The SPARK Disability Art Festival includes public exhibitions and community events designed to help Calgary artists with disabilities make connections, enjoy the arts and ignite our city's creativity. Visit this page to stay on top of all of the latest SPARK happenings.
SPARK is presented annually to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3.
Jana Brodkin-Singh, Artist and SPARK Panelist 2015
"SPARK is about connecting to other people with a disability and building inclusive communities. Creativity is a way for us to feel powerful."
CONTACT THE SPARK DISABILITY ART FESTIVAL
Get in touch with the SPARK Disability Art Festival to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.