Expanding the Arts II: Deaf and Disability Expression and Engagement Strategy
Our 2019 Expanding the Arts Strategy intends to support the expression and engagement of artists who are Deaf or have disabilities and of arts organizations across Canada that work with them.
Explore the previous Expanding the Arts Strategy (2012) and read the Expanding the Arts Guidebook (2015), a practical guide for organizations that work with artists and audiences who are Deaf or have disabilities.
This video includes ASL interpretation and captions.
Read the transcript here.
The Canada Council believes that everyone deserves access to the arts, and that all expressions should have the same chance to flourish. But persistent barriers prevent many people from participating meaningfully in the arts. This affects the well-being and sustainability of our communities.
- Support to foster a vital and resilient Indigenous arts ecosystem to First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups and organizations: Creating, Knowing and Sharing.
- Assistance with the application process for artists who are Deaf, are hard of hearing, have a disability or are living with a mental illness, and First Nations, Inuit or Métis artists facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers: Application Assistance.
- Supplementary funds contributing towards the cost of disability-related supports and services needed to carry out activities funded through a Canada Council program for applicants who self-identify as Deaf, having disabilities or living with mental illness, as well as groups and organizations that dedicate the majority of their resources to supporting these communities: Access Support
- Support to increase access to diversified markets and audiences for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs): Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs) Fund.
- Support towards building capacity and improving the arts sector for organizations and cultural connectors from culturally diverse, Deaf and disability, official language minority, and Indigenous communities: Sector Innovation and Development.