News + Updates
- The NaAC x Won Lee Prize is now accepting nominations to celebrate the creative excellence of Canadian visual artists who are living with developmental, physical, and/or acquired disabilities. The prize is in partnership with the family of the late artist Won Lee, and this year's winner will receive a cash prize of $3,000.
- CALGARY, Alta. (May 24, 2023) – The National accessArts Centre (NaAC) – Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization – has become the country’s first multidisciplinary disability arts organization to receive support from the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Training Fund (CATF). The […]
The National accessArts Centre (NaAC) announces the appointment of Gideon Arthurs to its Board of DirectorsThe National accessArts Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Gideon Arthurs to its Board of Directors.
- Join this Community Class and focus on the deep history of dreamwork and the role of Dreamers within Indigenous communities.
- Whether you want to create your own songs, perform, connect to community through music, or learn about songs you love, Songwriters is designed to guide artists through all aspects of accessible music-making.
- WEDNESDAYS | 3:00 PM - 5:00PM In this class, participants will learn everything they need to know to write a screenplay. Over twelve weeks, artists will learn foundational screenwriting skills including story structure, character development, and formatting.
- Clayton Smith, Lead, Programs and Exhibitions with the NaAC, talks about professional exhibition experiences around the city.
- Karly Mortimer, Vice President, Artist & Program Development, discusses the NaAC’s recent trip to Seoul, Korea and the importance of cultural diplomacy.
- President and CEO JS Ryu looks back on the past year’s accomplishments as the National accessArts Centre approaches 50 years of service.
Founded in 1975 as the In-Definite Arts Society, the National accessArts Centre (NaAC) is Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization – and in 2020, became the country’s first multidisciplinary disability arts organization. Today, the NaAC supports more than 300 artists living with developmental and/or physical disabilities through on-site studio supports and workshops, and an even broader community of Canadian artists with disabilities through immersive programs delivered online.
How you can help.
The NaAC is only able to deliver our breadth of programs and support for our growing community of artists with the generosity of donors and volunteers. Learn how you can become part of our community, and make a real difference in the lives of Canadian artists living with disabilities.
You can do a one-time donation, give monthly and become an Artist Fund Patron, sponsor an event or initiative, or become a volunteer.
I’m an artist.
Most of our participants are clients of the PDD program with the Government of Alberta, though there are opportunities for the broader disability community to be involved with us. Our programs cover a wide range of artistic disciplines including: visual arts, literary arts, dance, theatre, and music.