Sarah Arnal Illustrator, teacher, printmaker and graphic novelist, Sarah Arnal lives in Québec City and currently works at the junction of social sciences and graphic arts. A graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, she also directed the print publishing division of the École Supérieure d’Arts et de Design de Saint-Étienne. Among others, she illustrated La première fleur du pays sans arbres, a graphic novel written by Julien Lacombe and published by Les Requins Marteaux editors.
Regroupement québécois de la danse The RQD brings together and represents individuals and professional organizations working in dance, with the aim of promoting the advancement and visibility of choreographic art and contributing to the improvement of conditions for the practice of dance.
To develop greater individual and collective sensitivity to harassment situations and ensure healthy learning and work environments, the RQD is committed to promoting ethics in professional relationships within the professional dance community. Among other initiatives, the organization hired a professional relations officer from February 2018 to June 2019, published articles in its newsletter and press wire, invited artists to express themselves on sexism and the #Metoo movement and produced a harassment prevention kit.
This project has been realized thanks to the Programme visant la lutte contre le harcèlement psychologique et sexuel dans les milieux de travail de la Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) and to a special project grant from the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM). The Regroupement québécois de la danse also benefits, for his regular activities, from the financial support of the CAM, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and the Canada Arts Council (CAC).