DE’VIA ART and Defty Awards Talk
Two presentations were given by Joanne Cripps, Director of the Deaf Culture Centre in Toronto. The evening presentation was available to all who were interested in this type of art; the following morning's presentation was delivered to the MSD’s students. MCSD wants to inspire young people in this art form.
Joanne also explained what the Defty Awards are:
The Canadian Youth DEFTY AWARDS for Excellence in the Deaf Arts is an award program run by the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD) based in Toronto, ON. The program is sponsored by TD Bank.
The Canadian Defty Awards promotes and celebrates emerging inter-performative Deaf artists as well as showcasing the works of the award winners. The annual program is run by the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD), based in Toronto, ON. TD Bank sponsors the awards. Each year, the awards focus on a different arts practice.