NW Deaf Arts Festival Fundraiser


The Northwest Deaf Arts Festival 2018 is a premiere event for and by Portland’s Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) community. The 1-day festival is the only event in the Pacific NW focused exclusively on showcasing DHH artistic and cultural talents, and serving the 4.6% of Oregonians with hearing difficulty.  –20,000 of whom reside in the greater Portland metropolitan area, alone.

We are excited to announce headlining Hip-hop artist and #deaftalent Sean Forbes, additional headlining artists will be announced soon!

CymaSpace, along with partnering organizations and local, regional and national corporate sponsors, will present, at minimum, (1) national and (2) local DHH performing artists/collectives, focusing on accessibility, inclusion and opportunity for DHH artists and audience, and creating career development opportunities for DHH artists, engineers and technicians.  

Performances will be supported by a team of performing arts ASL interpreters and the full complement of Cymatic art-technologies developed by DHH artists & engineers at CymaSpace, already featured on TV and stages across the country.

$ total raised

What is CymaSpace?

  • Accessibility & Inclusion

    We are a leading advocate for accessibility and inclusion within the performing arts. We are constantly striving to find new ways to ensure our venue and events are inclusive, especially to Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing communities.

  • Technology & Arts Incubator

    We provide incubator services for new fledgling organizations and communities that are exploring emerging concepts in combining technology and the arts.

  • Education & Outreach

    We provide educational opportunities for artists, the general public and other performance venues interested in incorporating our unique, cymatic concepts into their work.

  • Cymatic Study

    CymaSpace is an epicenter for Cymatic study and we are committed to raising awareness of and promoting the benefits of Cymatics (the science and study of sound made visible).