the nina blog

the Scotland experience is now on video

by Wendy Hollo

In March 2015, two artists from the Nina Collective and three Nina staff were able to travel to a disability arts summit hosted by Project Ability in Glasgow, Scotland.  Filmmaker Yvonne DuBourdieu travelled with them and has recently posted a 17-minute film that beautifully captures their experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LCvces9Yfs For three magical days, artists from ten international… Read more »

annual report 2016

by Wendy Hollo

Our annual report is now available – another action packed year at the Nina!  Please download this PDF-version for a bird’s eye view of 2016-17.

making music and loving it

by Wendy Hollo

With a lot of help from our friends at ATB, Nina artists are busy writing songs, recording music beds and creating story boards for the next phase of the project – music videos! The project will produce six original songs written by artists in the Nina collective, along with four music videos.  A number of… Read more »

individuals with autism find a home at Nina

by Wendy Hollo

It’s a sunny Saturday in January and the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts is bustling with the enthusiastic energy of kids, teens, and young adults creating. The morning sees 9 year-old Ahmed at the media centre, paging through cartoon montages for inspiration. Within minutes, he produces a near-perfect replication of his favourite characters in… Read more »