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Signmark, Finnish Deaf rapper. Photo by Brendan Delany

CoMotion Festival, curated by Alex Bulmer, celebrates new ideas and expressions by Deaf and disabled artists in a multidisciplinary program including visual arts, music, performances, digital art, workshops and panel discussions. 

“Disability is political.  Disability is community. Disability is identity. 
Disability is an experience of living in a world with a one size fits one design.  
An international artistic and cultural movement is growing, and Deaf and disabled artists are shouting we exist!.”  — Alex Bulmer

Through our inaugural International Deaf and disability Arts Festival, we deepen the commitment to inclusion and accessibility for all artists, staff, volunteers and visitors to our 10-acre waterfront site. Inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) are foundational values in all that is on offer at our campus. For us, to be inclusive and accessible is to ensure everyone is imagined in the presentation of and engagement in cultural offerings. We will continue to listen and learn how we can better create a place of belonging and serve all of our communities needs.

About Alex Bulmer

With 30 professional years across theatre, television, film, radio and education, Bulmer is dedicated to intersectional collaborative art practice, fueled by a curiosity of the improbable and deeply informed by her experience of becoming blind. 

Supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Icelandair, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and NEXT Magazine.