Atypical Interludes – Irish Sign Language – Episode 02

Atypical Interludes – Episode 02

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.

You can watch the broadcasts on our Facebook page and our Vimeo channel.

ISL – Quick links

International Deaf week

Introduction to Paula and Jane and the Interludes

Organisations join up to promote seven inclusive principles for disabled people in Arts & Culture

Department for Communities: Disability Action Plan 2020-24 Consultation – closing 12 October

Young Futures –24th and 26th of September

Re-Vision 2020: Speak It Now Eat It – 25th of September

Royal Scottish Conservatoire: free Taster Weekends (Online Course) for BA Performance in BSL And English

Artistic Support

The Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts and Arts & Business NI

Open Call for emerging artists in NI: New Commissions 2020-2021 – closing 27th of September

Belfast City Council Summer funding 2020 – closing 30th of September

Disabled People’s Organisations Covid-19 Emergency Fund, Disability Action Northern Ireland

Young Audiences Coordinator, Queens Film Theatre (QFT) Closing date: 5th of October

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