About NaAC.

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.

News + Updates

Queer Accessible Arts Cabaret (QAAC)

Registration is open for the first semester of QAAC. Classes start May 9 and will run Sundays between 1pm and 3/4pm.

Presenting rare 2.0 – the NaAC annual (virtual) fundraiser

Following our successful wine and art pairing fundraiser last year, our rare event is back - now in a live, virtual format! Join sommelier Erik Mercier as he walks through the conceptual, interesting, and unexpected ways that our love of wine connects to our love of […]

New visual arts program directions for 2021

NaAC Visual Artists: We are quickly approaching one year of living through the pandemic, and what a year it has been! When we first realized that our studio would likely remain closed for the foreseeable future, we responded quickly. In less than two weeks, we […]

City of Calgary confirms $2.5M investment towards old Scouts Canada building to create new home for the National accessArts Centre

Arts centre has continued to face struggles with its facility following the collapse of the adjoining Fairview Arena three years ago CALGARY – The National accessArts Centre (NaAC), Canada’s largest and oldest disability arts organization, is pleased to share the City of Calgary’s commitment of […]

Notice anything different? accessarts.ca is now live!

The National accessArts Centre (NaAC) is pleased to launch its new website on accessarts.ca. This now marks the final step in our rebranding, with tremendous thanks to Michael Dargie at Make More Creative for his development wizardry! Visitors will notice a cleaner navigation that makes […]

NaAC = Dance + Music + Theatre + Visual Arts: New programs unveiled for 2021-22.

The NaAC is proud to unveil our upcoming programs for 2021-22 that reflect our national, multidisciplinary arts mandate. Whether it is through digital or in-studio delivery of our programs, the team at the NaAC is committed to designing world-class opportunities that support our artists as […]