Deaf and disability arts practices in Canada


The Research, Measurement and Data Analytics Section of the Canada Council for the Arts engaged the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a research team to carry out a study on Deaf and disability arts practices in Canada. [1]


The results of the study derive from the researchers’ review of pertinent literature and interviews with artists and cultural workers. Their report offers a broad picture of Deaf artists and artists with disabilities in Canada, their artistic practices and latest innovations, and related findings concerning accessibility, equity, self-determination, and support.

Based on the experiences and viewpoints of the artists and cultural workers consulted, the report offers best practices to the arts sector grouped according to five major hurdles: funding; accessibility; cultural representation; communications; and equity, diversity and inclusion in cultural, artistic and media milieus.