Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival

 
 
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Our mission

Over the past five years our festival has highlighted some of our most silenced and marginalized community members and has given them an opportunity to connect with an audience through inclusive arts programming.

We’ve expanded BAAFF to include a broader range of art forms such as music, performance & circus arts, visual arts, and comedy, in addition to film. BAAFF 2020 will include concerts & performances, interactive workshops, comedy showcases, film screenings, vendors markets, live art demonstrations, panel discussions, social events, and much more.

BAAFF strives to be fully accessible in all of our programming, which includes all events being free to public, ASL and CART services at events (as required), physically accessible spaces, and flexibility to accommodate additional needs. Community members with disabilities are underrepresented in audiences for cultural events due to financial and accessibility barriers. By eliminating barriers, BAAFF brings together the true diversity of our community.

 

Our Mandate

Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival was created to provide opportunities for individuals of all ages, abilities, and identities to connect with, share in, and gain a greater understanding of disability culture through the power of visual and performing arts.

Every year we come together to celebrate and showcase a spectrum of voices unique to peoples living with disabilities by creating a platform that extends throughout our community and across the world. The arts allow people to explore, portray and capture their views and lived experiences in accessible ways, regardless of the medium.

“Me Project” Installation  (June 2nd, 2019) A photogenic art installation based on the idea that every person is so much more than a first impression. The ME project challenges both artist and viewer to look beyond ‘face value’ to discover an individual’s many and diverse skills, qualities, and interests.

“Me Project” Installation (June 2nd, 2019) A photogenic art installation based on the idea that every person is so much more than a first impression. The ME project challenges both artist and viewer to look beyond ‘face value’ to discover an individual’s many and diverse skills, qualities, and interests.

NAAW On This! - An Inclusive Night of Comedy  (May 29th, 2019) Featuring Cathy Jones, Josh Dunn, Owen Redden, Adam Myatt, Megan McDowell, and special guest hosts Gil Anderson and Henricus Gielis from Hello City.

NAAW On This! - An Inclusive Night of Comedy (May 29th, 2019) Featuring Cathy Jones, Josh Dunn, Owen Redden, Adam Myatt, Megan McDowell, and special guest hosts Gil Anderson and Henricus Gielis from Hello City.