The NB Disability Art Collective (NBDAC) 

Formed in 2021 by Ysabelle Vautour the NB Disability Art Collective is a group of New Brunswick artists with lived experience of disability (this of course includes Deaf, Mad, Chronically Ill and Nerodivergent folks ) interested in Disability Arts and advocating for accessibility to arts. The collective  was created in order create a disability arts community in NB.  It has an online showcase and provides a place for artists to find each other for networking, group shows and mentorship. Disabled artists from all disciplines are invited to join.

The collective is a central place to make connections and share resources like how to  create an access rider and  did you know you can hire a grant writer that artsnb can pay for when you apply for their grants?

"New Brunswick has the 2nd largest population of persons with disabilities in Canada, around 26% of the population of NB, compared to the national average of 22%."
"It is the largest minority group where any one of us can become a member of it at any time. Let's crip the scrip and share your story today and show people the fun and wisdom of disability culture."
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In 2022 Arts NB sponsored it's first artist in residence with the New Brunswick Coalition of Persons with Disabilities (NBCPD) here are the recordings of those sessions with Ysabelle.
In 2024 Arts NB sponsored it's second artist in residence with NBCPD watch Jessica Kenney's info session.

Meet the members of the NB Disability Art Collective

Online Showcase

Michelle Tobin-Forgave

Jacqueline Martin

Visual Artist

Visual Artist

Ramneet Singh Kalra

Photographer Poet Improviser Curator

Michelle Tobin-Forgave

Keri-Lynn Calp

Visual Artist

Shawna-Leigh Morgan

Visual Artist

Gregory Davidson

Photographer

Photographer, Jewellery Maker, Musician

Gerry Harris

Writer

Natalie Fougere

comédienne, improvisatrice, poete

Amanda Steves

Cherographer

Sam Evans

Photographer

Kathleen Leger

Poet and Doodler

Blondine Arseneau

comédienne

Robin Ross

Visual Artist

Danny Robichaud

Set Designer

Want to join the collective’s online showcase?

What we have been up too

In the media

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Panel Discussion
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Quiet Parade
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Podcast Playlist
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TV show 100% Passion
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Radio Canada Interview
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CTV Interview
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CHSR Interview
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Struts Gallery Show
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Aquinian Interview
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Botanical Gardens Artist in Residence Exploring Disability Pride
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Protactile Art at the Connexion ARC Exhibit
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Interview with Lucas Patuelli Disability Without Poverty August Artist Round

NBDAC hit’s the Creators Market look for Brush Stroke

 

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