CymaSpace is a Deaf-focused performance venue and technology incubator. Our mission is to make arts, media and culture accessible and inclusive to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through technology, education and outreach. We believe that when artists involve all of the senses, their work is not only more accessible and inclusive, but also more engaging and exciting. We support strategic partnerships that advocate for inclusion, enhance access, and bring equity to the disability community.
Bottom Line for Portland
CymaSpace productions empower and promote Deaf people. In addition to showcasing a diverse selection of local and national Deaf performers, the Northwest Deaf Arts Festival was the first event in the Northwest to be fully accessible to both Deaf and hearing people. Production is currently underway for Deaf Arts Live, which will continue the tradition of fully accessible entertainment, this time going digital in new and exciting ways.
“As local artistic events move online, we are facing many challenges associated with the high cost and complex technical barriers of providing interpreters and live captions remotely. We are learning every day as we test new workflows and software, as well as train our contractors in a whole new set of technical skills.” —Myles de Bastion
Every donor will receive a stylish webcam security cover imprinted with the CymaSpace logo. Provided by ABC for Life Training Center, this must-have tech accessory provides critical protection to guard your privacy.
Donations of $25 or more will be matched up to $2,500 by a community partner. Double your impact!