Glossary and References

Architectural research#

Architectural research includes practices, discourse and works intended to renew artistic language in the realms of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and environmental design.

Art critic#

Critics must have published articles and texts in magazines, newspapers, exhibition catalogues or event programmes.

Arts and crafts#

The arts and crafts includes research and creation projects related to form and function, materials, the expressive value of objects, the use of traditional or non-traditional techniques and their interpretation in contemporary works.

Arts professional#

The term “arts professional” encompasses independent curators, art critics and cultural workers.
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“Capacity to easily discover an item, whether it be an application or piece of content.” (Discoverability: Toward a Common Frame of Reference – Part 1, pg. 10). Discoverability allows the public to effectively identify and access cultural content on websites and digital networks.
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Film and video#

The film and video art category includes fiction films, documentaries, experimental works and video installations.

Handicapped person#

According to the Loi assurant l’exercice des droits des personnes handicapées ou sourdes en vue de leur intégration scolaire, professionnelle et sociale, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec defines a person with a disability as follows:
” A person with a deficiency causing a significant and persistant disability, who is liable to encounter barriers in performing everyday activities “.

Hypermedia literary works#

Hypermedia literary works focus on artistic practices driven by a literary text while relying on information and communications technologies. These technologies serve to create and disseminate visual, graphic or sound components that relate to the literary works in a dynamic interface. Works of this nature are mainly disseminated by means of a Web or digital interface.

Indigenous artist#

  • Eligible artists include the Inuit and members of Canada’s First Nations residing in Québec.
  • Artists must be continuously engaged in their artistic practice and must have received recognition from their community or on their territory as practitioners of their art form, whether traditional or contemporary.
  • For the purposes of the Conseil’s programs, the term “artist” also includes writers, storytellers and artisans/creators.

Indigenous arts#

This term refers to practices recognized by Indigenous peoples, whether traditional, customary, contemporary or a mixture thereof.

Literacy (digital)#

The ability to understand and use technologies in everyday life and to understand information presented in a variety of digital formats and how to use it in a safe and productive manner.

Literary show#

This notion refers to a text that an author performs before an audience. The text performed can be derived from one or several literary works and its presentation can rely on other artistic disciplines and/or theatrical techniques.


“A metadata is a datum used to define or describe another data regardless of its medium (paper or electronic).”  (Page “Metadata”, Wikipedia). Metadata is structured and tagged information that facilitates the discovery of a work according to various criteria.
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Any form of cooperation between natural or legal persons, contributing to the realization of a project through the pooling of material, human or financial resources.
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Spoken word artist in the literary domain#

These artists practice spoken word literary forms, which encompass poetry performances, rap poetry, sound poetry, dub poetry, performance poetry, etc. These artists have not necessarily been published.

Spoken word creation in the literary domain#

The written word, which is usually the starting point for spoken word creation, is reshaped through emphasis on the rhythm and resonance of words.

Interaction with the public has an impact on the spoken word performance and also occasionally on the text.

Storytelling show#

This practice refers to shows based on stories or tales drawn from the oral or written tradition or new creations. The storytelling show usually relies on simple means in which the spoken word predominates. It is noteworthy in that the oral recitation or narration is detached from the writing process and sustained by the proximity of the listener such that the story is reinvented every time it is told.
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Up-and-coming Indigenous artists#

Up-and-coming artists are starting out in the artistic practice they wish to pursue. They have received recognition by other artists or by their community.

Visual arts#

The visual arts encompass painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, drawing, illustration, mixed techniques, installations, comic strips, performance, textile arts or any other form of related expression.
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