*Please note that like much of the world, our operations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are taking the recommended precautions and our small team is currently working remotely or taking a pause to ensure that we can get back to ramp requests and community-based accessibility and inclusion education, events and activities as soon as we can. We hope to restart StopGap on Tour as soon as possible.
In 2019, touring and recording artist and all-around gem of a human being, Tim Moxam initiated a program that partners musicians who possess a skilled trade with StopGap Foundation. This program was piloted in collaboration with some of Ontario’s finest artists, including Broken Social Scene’s Jason Collett. Ramps were pre-ordered and spec’d to accommodate the entryway of a non-accessible venue, cafe, record store or other musical/cultural community hub in need somewhere in Canada. During his East Coast tour and as part of his participation in ViaRail’s Artist on Board for his West Coast Tour, he transported these ramps to their respective venues, to be presented on site.
Given the success of this exciting initative, #StopGaponTour continues into 2020!
Christina Martin was inspired by Tim’s desire to make concerts more inclusive, and thanks to his successful and ongoing GoFundMe campaign, we were able to provide Trider’s Craft Brewery with a custom built ramp to ensure that Christina’s show on February 1st, 2020 in Amherst, Nova Scotia had #Access4All.
We are asking for your participation in this initiative, which would contribute to a story that is unfolding on a national scale. Our aim is to extend StopGap’s reach and bring our awareness raising messages to communities all across the country. The successful StopGap on Tour Go Fund Me campaign remains active and we will continue to draw from those funds to ensure that more music and cultural venues across Canada have barrier-free access.
If you’re an artist or musician with room on your next tour, we’d love your help in transporting some ramps!
Please fill out this form or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the same information outlined below!