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2019/2020 Upcoming Events

For its tenth year of presentations, the SPARK Disability Art Festival is proud to present a new Solo Artist Series, hosted in collaboration with Arts Commons and developed alongside the RBC Emerging Visual Artist Program. Featured in this showcase are seven emerging or early career artists —selected from SPARK’s ten-year exhibition history— who demonstrate exceptional talent and tenacity, and who represent Calgary’s next wave of professional artists living with a disability.


For the 2019 Festival, SPARK is proud to spotlight: Shawn Belanger


Leading with difference, the “Changemakers” exhibition is committed to making a positive change in Calgary’s art sector by giving emerging artists with disabilities the best opportunity to launch their careers at a professional level. Spanning all media and genres for art-making, the themes of the exhibition will evolve alongside its participants, encompassing the different ways that disabled identifying artists contribute to, create and experience culture. Through this exhibition, SPARK invites the public to meet, see and begin to understand what motivates these great artists to create their work and impact their communities.

Exhibition Details| 

Sept. 9 through Dec. 8: SPARK Exhibition at Arts Commons Window Galleries

November 29 (5:30 - 8:30pm): Arts Commons Reception for all RBC EVAP artists

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