Become a NaAC artist!

What makes NaAC unique is that there is no prerequisite to joining. The most important thing is to demonstrate an interest in creating art – whether that is in our visual arts studio, or in one of our many community programs.

Subsidized Programming

The National accessArts Centre is a contracted service provider with the Government of Alberta’s Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program, meaning that Albertans over the age of 18 who are registered with PDD can seek a referral to join select programs at NaAC. Prospective artists who wish to join will need to speak to their PDD caseworker and request a referral to the NaAC.

For individuals living with disabilities who do not receive PDD support, please contact Kylie Poppe at or 403-253-3174 extension 0 to discuss other ways to register for subsidized programs. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and participants may be required to pay the full costs of the program. 

Community Programming

As Canada’s first multidisciplinary disability arts organization, the NaAC has a full suite of programs that span multiple artistic disciplines, and we encourage you to explore as many of our program offerings as you’d like. Our community classes and events are open to everyone and span a wide variety of creative opportunities in visual arts, music, performing arts, dance, film, etc. New Community Class offerings are released quarterly, and artists can register online. 

If you have any questions please contact Kylie Poppe at or 403-253-3174

Contribute to our programs

We welcome artists to lead workshops, share deep insights into their own practice, and work alongside and learn from our artists’ perspectives. Are you a contemporary artists based in Canada or around the world? Check out our opportunities or reach out to Karly Mortimer ( to get involved.

Contact us for more information

Kylie Poppe

Coordinator, Artist Services

(403) 253 – 3174 ext. 0