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Fostering creativity and inclusion for
adults living with intellectual disabilities

Celebrating Difference

June 14 - 15, 2024
Crescent Arts Centre
525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg

A 2-day event focused on creating more opportunities in the arts for adults with intellectual disabilities in Day Programs, Group Homes, and Community or Professional Venues. 


  • Friday, June 14, 10:00am – 3:00pm – Hands-on workshops with teaching artists focused for adults with intellectual disabilities. (Low-income costs available for participants)  Register HERE

  • Saturday, June 15,  Art Hive and Art Show @ 6:00 p.m.. Sing-a-long at 7:00pm in the evening (free of charge).

Each workshop is $15.00.  Caregivers/support workers may attend for free. Bursaries available.

And, wrapping up Celebrating Difference...

A  singalong to welcome summer, ending Arts Inclusion's two-day event.
​This event is free and the venue is wheelchair accessible

Circus, Sunshine, and Chickens
7:00 pm, Saturday, June 15, 2024

Arts Inclusion provides a transformative space where participants explore artistic expression, forge connections, and inspire broader societal inclusion in the arts.

Our Program

Artistic Expression: Arts Inclusion provides a platform for individuals with intellectual disabilities to express themselves creatively, fostering emotional exploration and communication through art.

Community and Belonging: Participation in classes and events facilitates the building of supportive friendships and social connections, offering a sense of belonging and acceptance within society.

Advocacy and Inspiration: By showcasing the talents of participants through public performances, Arts Inclusion aims to inspire broader societal acceptance and inclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities in the arts, promoting equality and diversity.

Arts programming is focused for adults with intellectual disabilities ages 14+

In-person programs are held at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church

525 Wardlaw Avenue Winnipeg, MB 

Interested in more info?

Creative self-expression is the outward manifestation in an art form of what one feels internally. This expression may find its outlet in painting, sculpture, music, dance, poetry or many other forms. It may be inspired by what one sees or experiences in the environment or a transformation of it; it may be a reaction to inner moods, feelings, or sensations. 

Elias Katz, PhD

“Art and Disabilities: Establishing the Creative Art Centre for People with Disabilities.” 

The Arts Inclusion Network is funded by participant fees which go to directly paying professional instructors.  However, we ALWAYS offer full bursaries or lower fees for those who indicate a need.  On an annual basis, this means that we need to fundraiser to cover additional fees.  We remain grateful to Crescent Fort Rouge United who donate the space and to The Crescent Arts Centre who provide volunteer administration.

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Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge and respect that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, and Dakota nations, and the homeland of the Metis people. Long before adventurers, colonizers, settlers, refugees, or immigrants from other lands came to this territory, the people of Canada’s first nations held this land as a sacred trust from the Creator. We acknowledge this stewardship of the land, and our treaty commitment to ensure that we work together to provide a sacred place of welcome for all.

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