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Arts & Accessibility Showcase Gala 2016 Video now live!

Arts & Accessibility Showcase Gala 2016 Video now live!
Video is in ASL & with English Closed Captions (click the “CC” icon). Thank you to all the amazing supporters and the team behind CymaSpace who made this video possible!
More event information available on the Arts & Accessibility Showcase Gala event page.


Kaylee Rob – Rock for you (Buy Track)

Arts & Accessibility Showcase Gala 2016 Promotional Video

Special CymaSpace discount to ASL Interpreted Performance of Overview Effect

CymaSpace is pleased to partner with Portland Center Stage and Tylor Neist by offering discounted tickets to an ASL interpreted matinee multi-sensory performance of Overview Effect. Guests can expect an exciting fusion of voice narration (made accessible through ASL interpretation), NASA footage, electronic soundscapes and sound-reactive theatre magic and backed by the Bridgetown Orchestra.

Portland Center Stage / Ellyn Bye Studio
128 NW 11th Ave, Portland

Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

Purchase Tickets
Discounted Tickets for CymaSpace Patrons.

Overview Effect by Portland composer and musician Tylor Neist takes us on an immersive theatrical and musical journey through the cosmos to explore the link between our inner and outer worlds. This innovative, hour-long performance is a perfectly distilled and seamlessly interwoven capsule of art and information that inspires self-reflection.

“Tylor Neist’s dramatic chamber-ensemble score controls the tone of the evening marvelously”
– Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

Neist’s gorgeous and mesmerizing musical score combines with breathtaking Hubble Telescope projections and historic Apollo footage to glorious affect. Further powered by live orchestra, electronic soundscapes, spoken word, theater magic, Portland Center Stage’s intimate Ellyn Bye Studio will come alive with possibility.

To receive your discount to the ASL interpreted performance, please follow the special eventbrite link to purchase tickets at $20 (full price $45), up to 1 hour before the show begins at 2pm, Thursday 21st 2016.

Part-time freelance marketing coordinator needed

Part-time freelance marketing coordinator needed for Summer events at CymaSpace

CymaSpace, a young but fast growing non-profit based in SE Portland is looking to hire a paid part-time freelance marketing coordinator.

Our mission is to make performing arts more accessible & inclusive to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing through Technology, Education & Outreach. Take a moment to learn more about our work and mission at

If you have experience managing and coordinating arts/community/non-profit events, and the idea of working with the cutting-edge intersection of arts, accessibility and technology in an inclusive, Deaf-friendly environment excites you, we want to hear from you!

Key responsibilities

  • Work with Board of Directors to familiarize self with mission and needs of the Deaf community
  • Work directly with Board President to market & promote fundraiser events and performing art showcase events during Summer 2016.
  • Proactively publish to organization website and social media channels including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
  • Coordinate with volunteers and event participants ensure smooth running of each public event.


  • Interest in non-profit and charity work (especially in the arts and accessibility).
  • Able to commit to attending Sunday work sessions from Summer to Fall 2016.
  • Able to commit to working 2-3 times a month for 3-5 hours per session.
  • Outstanding English Reading/Writing abilities.
  • Excellent project management, communication, organization and time-keeping skills (Managing grants and projects in Google Documents/Spreadsheets and keeping track of hours worked).

Priority given to candidates demonstrating:

  • Keen interest in accessibility and technology
  • Fluency in ASL (American Sign Language) & familiarity with Deaf Culture.
  • Pro-active support of local arts and culture in Portland, OR.

To apply

Send your resume, a brief introduction about why you would be a suitable candidate along with samples of prior marketing work to .

Call For Artists: ASL Video Now Available

As commitment to the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) community, CymaSpace has produced an ASL (American Sign Language) version of the Call for Artists: 2016 Arts & Accessibility Showcase Event Series. For many DHH, Sign Language is their first language and as such CymaSpace is keen to ensure that there is equal access to opportunities for artists, especially those incorporating ASL into their work. The ASL video can be watched below or at the Call for Artists news announcement page. Closed Captions are available in English by clicking on the [CC] button available through the Youtube player.

Deafness + Music

DEAFNESS + MUSIC from Red Lab Films on Vimeo.

A compelling short video. shot and edited by Travis Howe of Red Lab Films featuring Myles de Bastion, the founder of CymaSpace and Audiolux Devices.

Myles is a musician who also happens to be Deaf. His search for ways to bridge his passion for music with his Deaf identity led him to develop technology that enables sound to be experienced as light and vibration.
He is now using this technology to show how performing arts can be made more inclusive and engaging for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing.

Learn more about the work of the film-maker Travis Howe over at

Call for ASL Sign Masters / Interpreters / Performers

Furthering CymaSpace’s recently announced “Call for Artists: 2016 Arts & Accessibility Showcase Event Series“, CymaSpace is pleased to announce opportunities for paid ASL Sign Masters / Interpreters / Performers.

This exciting new program beginning in June 2016 will blend together a variety of creative and artistic disciplines, with the latest cutting edge accessibility measures to serve the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) community in Pacific NW.

In tandem with the above event series, we have exciting developments underway for a pilot program to provide an inclusive and accessible experience for the DHH at a major music festival the weekend of June 16-18.

If you are interested in getting involved with this program, please read and complete the proposal form below.

Lastly, we are looking to grow our list of ASL Interpreters / Performers so please do consider forwarding this annoucement on to anyone who may be interested in joining this program. Thank you.

Call for Artists: 2016 Arts & Accessibility Showcase Event Series

Cultural, art & social events often rely on spoken, sung, performed or recorded sound to convey their cultural message or narrative experience. This is often inaccessible to those with hearing loss.

In answer to this, CymaSpace is announcing a formal ‘Call for Artists’ for paid artists for a special new performing arts program that furthers our mission to make performing arts inclusive and accessible to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing beginning Summer 2016.

Region Arts & Culture Council (RACC) LogoThis exciting program is made possible with thanks to partial grant funding generously awarded by the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) and Work for Art. This funding allows us to cover event expenses and crucially, participating artists and event staff will receive fiscal support and compensation for their services.

This Arts & Accessibility showcase series of performing arts events will demonstrate how technology and the celebration of Deaf Culture can transform accessibility from an after-thought, into an art form of its own merit. This new project will also present new opportunities for underserved Deaf artists to develop their artistic practices and share their work with new hearing audiences.

If you are interested in participating in this program as a performing artist, please complete this brief proposal form below. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis and will close May 15th 2016 whereupon final selections will be announced.