Spill PROpagation in collaboration with Anne Bertrand, Executive Director of the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference, Étienne Lepage, playwright, and Julie Tremble, artist and Director of Vidéographe, launch their microsite and visibility campaign titled I Sign!
WHERE: Café-bar in the Cinémathèque Québécoise, 335 De Maisonneuve Blvd East
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30th
TIME: 5 p.m.
I sign! aims to support the presence of artists and signers in professional fields as well as areas of artistic distribution in Québec and all of Canada. I sign! puts forward artistic creativity as a preferred way to express culture. I sign! celebrates linguistic diversity, promotes Deaf culture and encourages inclusion and solidarity.
Spill-PROpagation has produced a series of five videos, including one especially for you, key players in the cultural sector. In this video, you will discover important elements of Deaf culture and its history as well as gather practical tools to facilitate signers’ inclusion into broadcasting events and training.
The four other videos provide important information to help deaf artists build their career in ASL and LSQ by learning about dissemination hubs, responding to open calls, funding and access to ongoing training.
Spill-PROpagation is run by artists on the basis of linguistic minorities. Bringing together artists of all disciplines, our mandate is to support the artistic careers of our members and to increase opportunities for their participation in the Quebec and Canadian cultural sector.
Did you know: sign languages around the world have a different literature? It is an art form in itself bridging cinema, theater, and poetry.
Did you know: there are international deaf film and arts festivals around the world? Paris has a permanent LSF theatre. Toronto has the International Deaf Film & Arts Festival. Montreal needs a little boost!
Did you know: Deaf people do not consider themselves disabled? Deaf communities consider themselves as a linguistic minority, like francophones in Ontario. As a group, they call themselves: The People of the Eye.
Did you know: in Canada, we have five different sign languages? Contrary to popular belief, there is no universal sign language. In Quebec, we typically use two sign languages, the Langue des Signes Québécoise (LSQ) and the American Sign Language (ASL). There are over 140 different sign languages around the world.
Did you know: the People of the Eye got three deputies elected in the European Parliament? In Spain, Podemos counts as a Spanish Sign Language speaking deputy. In Ontario, Gary Malkowsky was a Deaf deputy.
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