Atypical Interludes – British Sign Language – Episode 14

This new project, in partnership with University of Atypical, is funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through their Organisations Emergency Programme. It is hosted by Paula Clarke and Jane O’Brien, and available in both BSL and ISL.

Our weekly broadcasts are designed to update Deaf people on what is happening in the Cultural sector in Northern Ireland. With everything now online, Deaf people are losing access to the arts – as audiences, participants, and interpreters. This programme aims to address that.

The lack of adequate information, communication and, perhaps most importantly, recognition (amidst so many communities facing unprecedented need), is having profound impacts on the mental health of D/deaf people.

We hope that Atypical Interludes will be the start of a move towards accessible online events, performances and broadcasts from all cultural organisations.

Culture in NI beyond Covid-19

THE ARTS COLLABORATION NETWORK

“We understand that culture is everything.”

Since March 2020, Northern Ireland has been battling the Covid-19 pandemic. Lives have been altered in many ways – losing loved ones, enduring illness, losing livelihoods and a fundamental loss of social connection and cohesion due to the necessary restrictions on our daily lives. Culture is essential to help NI heal from those losses – but we cannot play our part in that healing if we are not here to do so. Culture is essential for the positive recovery of NI which is why we must act together now to protect the cultural economy. Through culture we can make the most of the opportunity to learn from our experiences during 2020 and truly build back better, towards a society that is fairer, more inclusive and places its citizens’ health and wellbeing at the top of the agenda. The critically important role that the ecology of artists and freelance creatives, organisations and venues can play in delivering the social and economic recovery of NI has been acknowledged by Ministers, MLAs and NI MPs. To support the realisation of social and economic renewal and recovery, the Arts Collaboration Network has 5 key requests for the First and Deputy First Ministers, the NI Executive and Department for Communities to ensure the sector can make its contribution in 2021 and beyond:

For the full document please download the PDF below

Arts Collaboration Network Culture Beyond Covid Jan 2021 FINAL (1)

Atypical Interludes – Irish Sign Language – Episode 14

This new project, in partnership with University of Atypical, is funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through their Organisations Emergency Programme. It is hosted by Paula Clarke and Jane O’Brien, and available in both BSL and ISL.

Our weekly broadcasts are designed to update Deaf people on what is happening in the Cultural sector in Northern Ireland. With everything now online, Deaf people are losing access to the arts – as audiences, participants, and interpreters. This programme aims to address that.

The lack of adequate information, communication and, perhaps most importantly, recognition (amidst so many communities facing unprecedented need), is having profound impacts on the mental health of D/deaf people.

We hope that Atypical Interludes will be the start of a move towards accessible online events, performances and broadcasts from all cultural organisations.

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