The charter has been developed within the Laboratory Culture Inclusive, a project conducted in cooperation with Exeko, the Group of Eleven (Bibliothèques et Archives nationales du Québec - BAnQ, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, La Maison Théâtre, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Opéra de Montréal, the Bourgie Hall, the Society of la Place des Arts of Montreal, the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde) as well as with 80 co-investigators from 9 communal organizations partnered to this process: l’Accueil Bonneau, Les Muses: centre des arts de la scène, La Maison Tangente, Les Impatients, La Maison de la Syrie, le Projet Collectif en Inclusion à Montréal - PCEIM, the Montreal Association for the Intellectually handicapped, the Groupe communautaire L’Itinéraire and the Bout du monde collective.
Under the sponsorship of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the objective of this multi-partner action research project was to start a thought process leading to better cultural accessibility practices in order to contribute to the start of the transformation of the culture.
The outcome of the first phase of the project was, in 2019, the co-redaction of a charter for cultural accessibility and its unveiling in 2020.
This project is possible thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Innoweave, the Fondation Mirella et Lino Saputo, the Fondation J.Armand Bombardier and the Quebec government through the Fonds d’initiative et de rayonnement de la métropole managed by the Secretariat of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation of the metropolitan region.
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