Best Practices and Institutional Models

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Best Practices and Institutional Models

Roundtable on Thursday, December 5, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Centre for Sustainable Development, St Catherine Hall (50, Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal)
Free entry

*A transcription of the conference is available in accessible PDF format.

The Interrogating Access series aims to equip artists, organisations and cultural workers with the means to better address accessibility issues in the arts and in media production. The round tables on best practices and institutional models regarding accessibility presents concrete initiatives put forward by Quebec cultural organisations. The panellists will address the following questions:
*What does the notion of access represent in your field or organisation?
*What are the barriers to access that your publics or members experience?
*What concrete measures have you put in place to facilitate access to your services or to increase the participation of more diverse publics?

While recognizing that each organisation has different capacities and solutions to meet its own challenges, the ultimate goal of these roundtables is to generate ideas for actions that can be taken in order to improve the access conditions available to the staff, audiences and members of cultural organisations.

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William Beauchemin

William Beauchemin is the Social innovation Lab Manager at Exeko, a non-profit organisation mobilizing arts and philosophy for social inclusion. He is a researcher and mediator for the organization since 2013. He has worked in a variety of settings (homelessness, youth, neurodivergence, Aboriginal communities, cultural communities) for mediation, education and participatory action research projects.

Tiphaine Girault

Tiphaine Girault is a Deaf Illustrator, multidisciplinary artist and Director and co-founder of SPiLL.PROpagation (SPiLL), an artist centre for creation and production in sign language in Canada. The main three artistic activities of SPiLL–Founded in 2009 by a group of Deaf and not-Deaf artists (allied artists)–are creation, collaborative production, and research creation. Paula Bath, also co-founder of SPiLL, returned to Canada after taking part to an international arts residency at the National Deaf Theater in Stockholm, Sweden.

Paula Bath

Paula Bath is a critical literary non-fiction writer. Through artifacts, prints and texts, Paula captures and explores the moments when dominant social ideas, beliefs and policies are lived, felt and negotiated by people. With a B.A. and M.A. degree in Communication from the University of Ottawa, Paula is particularly interested in issues caught in the crossroads of languages, signed and spoken and written, and the impacts on the negotiation of space and how people experience social issues and each other.

Julie Tremble

Julie Tremble has been involved since 2007 within various Quebec and Ontario arts organisations. She is co-founder of HB magazine and sits on its Board of Directors, as well as on the Boards of Directors of the Regroupement des centres d’artiste autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ) and the Independent Media Arts Alliance (AAMI/IMAA). Since 2015, she is Vidéographe’s Director. Her work with these groups has led her to focus on collaborative work models and on the adaptability of organisational structures. Julie Tremble is also a video and animation artist.