The Collaborative Work of Arts Facilitation

I began working for posAbilities as a casual staff in early 2010 at a variety of day programs, some arts-focused and some not. For the past year, I have had a permanent position at Alternative Creations Studio (also known as Alternatives) as an arts facilitator. Located in East Vancouver, it is a studio supported by posAbilities for people with developmental disabilities. Outside my work at Alternatives, I have been exploring a variety of art forms, ranging from photography, abstract painting and video art to sound design and vocal and electronic music. These artistic practices inform what I do at Alternatives to varying degrees.

Exploring Vancouver’s Art Spaces: The 23rd Annual Eastside Culture Crawl

Alternative Creations Studio is opening its gallery doors once again for the Eastside Culture Crawl, November 14-17. This year's festival is a celebration and a call to action. With a special exhibition that tackles an important issue for Vancouver's art scene, the focus of the Crawl is on the spaces that make the neighbourhood a vibrant community for artists.

Envisioning an Accessible Future: Community Inclusion Month and Beyond

For the 21st year, BC communities came together to recognize the contributions of people with disabilities and celebrate inclusion. When communities embrace accessibility and inclusion, we create opportunities for people with disabilities to advocate for themselves, tell their own stories, and participate fully. Let’s take a look back at few of the events and campaigns from Community Inclusion Month. Explore how we celebrated, what opportunities we seized, and how we can stay involved after the month is over.

Collaborative Film Project Showcases the Creative Potential of People With Disabilities

In this collaboration with Cineworks, posAbilities intends to showcase the untapped creative pool of people with intellectual disabilities to both create and be in films. Learn more about these three collaborative films works based on themes of identity, community and experiences.

Celebrating 15 Years of Creativity and Community at the INCLUSION Art Show & Sale

Our 15th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale was a joyous, art-filled day. After many months of hard work, everything came together in a show that celebrated creativity, community, and diverse abilities. From art demos, to live entertainment, to the hundreds of artworks in various mediums, there was so much to see. Here's look back at some highlights from this year's event.