Sara Lige

Able Artists 2013

In 2003, Sara founded Cool Arts Society, an independent organization dedicated to providing fine arts opportunities to adults with intellectual disabilities. Cool Arts often collaborates with community partners and engages in projects that promote public interaction. A resident of Kelowna, British Columbia, Sara has Bachelor of Fine Arts and has a studio practice in Kelowna. In 2011, Sara completed her MA; her thesis was titled, “Visual Arts and Adults with Developmental Disabilities in the Community”.

ABLE ARTISTS 2013: PUSH TO OPEN was a three-day forum that offered daily sessions, workshops, demonstrations and performances designed to push Kingston’s leaders, arts leadership, academics, social service providers, educators and youth to open up to new ideas that may lead to increased arts engagement in our community.

We asked artists and presenters to share how their communities have provided access to opportunities in arts and culture. Not just by building more ramps and special seating areas, but also by finding solutions to funding dilemmas; approaches to battle systemic discrimination; and encouraging diverse expressions of art. We also discussed the most significant developments in Deaf and Disability Arts to understand the challenges ahead.

H’art Centre is located below Good Life Fitness. The building’s main entrance is off of Barrack Street. Wheelchair access and audience access to THE BOX inclusive performing arts space is available through the entrance on Wellington Street.

237 Wellington St., Kingston, Ontario, K7K 0B5

T: 613.545.1392