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October 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Join us in celebrating our artists, their work, and the launch of four upcoming international exhibitions! Launchpad 4.0 celebrates presenting opportunities in Seoul, Korea; Tokyo, Japan; Glasgow, Scotland; and Melbourne, Australia.  This evening will be a great opportunity to view a selection of artworks and meet the artists’ behind the work.

*Live online bidding will be available for the Art to Roam auction!

My Imagination is So Many Things

My Imagination is So Many Things brings together works by five Canadian artists with developmental disabilities and traces how the legacy of Jane Cameron (1949-2000) continues to shape and challenge the way we comprehend artwork created by artists with disabilities. This exhibition investigates the power of welcoming unbounded imagination through reflections on the world around us.

Participating Artists: Jane Cameron, Donald Greenough, David Oppong, Adeel Sadiq, and Ray Wang

Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds is an international community engagement project that fosters art-making innovations within restrictions and learning from each other about weathering crisis. Artists from Canada, Brazil, India, Scotland, Bangladesh, Ghana, and Chile – in various arts fields – are working with the community to create nearly 49 pieces of art chronicling the impact of Covid-19 and the climate crisis.

NaAC’s interdisciplinary ensemble will present an exhibition of works at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from November 7th-18th.

Participating Artist: Karin Hazel, Rachel Harding, JorDen Tyson, Jonathan Stel, Emily Promise Allison, and Richelle Bear Hat

Korea Exchange:

Korea Exchange is a collaboration between ActiveArt in Korea and the National accessArts Centre in Canada. Each organization contributed a series of workshops intended to share significant artistic practices, cultural perspectives, and encourage cross-cultural engagement.

Participating Artists: Colleen Ashmore, Alison Cherer, Andrew Harding, Amber Herriman, Eve Johnson, Cherie Morgan, Andre Paradis, Jamie Petit, Adeel Sadiq and Carla Salter.

Art to Roam:

Based out of Melbourne, Australia, Art to Roam is a global, auction-based fund-raising initiative, and it aims to help generate funds for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Money raised will go towards preservation efforts in Africa to save the natural migration habitat of African elephants.

Participating Artist: Lynn Cameron, Brian Ehnis, Rhonda Kuttosch, and Ray Wang

*Live online bidding will be available for the Art to Roam auction!

Event Accessibility:

Free. Donations welcomed. Relaxed event. Open captions. Large print format available. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible washroom. Wheelchair accessible seating. Level entrance/no gap. Automatic door. Wheelchair accessible parking. Wheelchair accessible transit nearby. Refreshments will be served.

COVID19 Safety Protocols and Proof of Vaccination

ALL persons wanting to attend LAUNCHPAD 4.0 will be required to wear a mask while inside Festival Hall for the duration of the event.

ALL persons wanting to attend LAUNCHPAD 4.0 are required to produce one of the following three, without exception:

1. Proof of vaccination: must display the name, type of vaccine and the date it was received. This can be a paper COVID-19 vaccination record or shown on an electronic device from:

  • Alberta Health Services
  • A First Nation
  • Your pharmacy
  • Your physician
  • Another province or territory
  • Canadian armed forces

2. Proof of negative test result:

Tests must be:

  • Provided as an original or printed copy (photos are not sufficient)
  • Privately-paid
  • A Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR or lab-based PCR test
  • Completed within the past 72 hours

Test results must show the type of test, time of sample collection, clear indication of a negative result, and laboratory that completed the test.

Tests must not be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.

3. Medical exemption from vaccine letter

You must show an original signed letter from a physician or nurse practitioner that includes:

  • Your name that matches your identification (only required for adults 18 and over)
  • Physician’s or nurse practitioner’s complete information, including their name, phone number, contact information, professional registration number and signature
  • A statement that there is a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • The duration that the exemption is valid


Festival Hall
1215 10 Ave S.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0W6 Canada
403.253.3174 x0


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