WON LEE FELLOWSHIP $1,000.00 cash award Deadline for Nominations: December 7, 2018   The Won Lee Fellowship is a $1,000 cash award designed to support a hard-working artist who identifies as Deaf, Mad or Disabled. You can nominate yourself or someone else for this award.   Nominations should describe the nominated individual’s artistic practice, how […]


We invite you to join us October 30 at the Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre room 560, Ryerson University, 99 Gerrard St. East for an introductory workshop on media activism. This event is free, wheelchair accessible, and will have ASL interpreters. For additional information about the event, please visit our facebook page [http://www.facebook.com/studioformediaactivism] or contact us […]

Toronto Queer Film Festival

TRANSCRIPT: Toronto Queer Film Festival Queer and Trans sexualities and genders existed in the Americas long before Europeans arrived and fucked everything up. 2 Spirit/Indigiqueer people have been persecuted ever since, not only by colonizers, but also by their/our own colonized communities. Upending mere reconciliation into decolonization in the Queer community means re-centering 2 Spirit/Indigiqueer […]


  Experience the visual-tactile beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) through Signed Poetry. Create new written works and witness them being transformed into life through the dance of our hands. Saturday, October 6th, 2018 | 1pm to 4pm Cedarbrae Library 545 Markham Rd, Scarborough, ON M1H 2A1 FREE to attend – ASL Interpretation Provided – […]

Gertrude & Alice

  Gertrude & Alice – Deaf Interpreted Show in ASL at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre on Wednesday October 3rd 2018, at 8PM. About the show: A new production from acclaimed feminist theatre collective Independent Aunties exploring the lives, love, and legacy of queer icons Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas. Visiting the audience in […]

XYZines October & November 2018 Events

  XYZines is a zines, artist book, and digital residency at the Cedarbrae Library, for youth (13 – 29) who identify or ally with LGBTQ+, Deaf, Mad, disabled, and BIPOC communities, in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, Toronto Art Book Fair, Koffler.Digital, and Paperhouse Outreach Collective. Featured October and November FREE workshops have guaranteed […]

7a*11d International Festival

The Toronto Performance Art Collective is pleased to announce the 12th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, taking place from October 2 – 7, 2018 at the Theatre Centre and Sur Gallery. This year highlights progressive and provocative works that give voice to beauty, humour, perseverance and intimacy in the face of human struggle. On […]

Thank You For Your Support!

Deaf Spectrum wants to thank you all for your continuous support. We wouldn’t be this successful without a team. We’ve worked with more than 20 Deaf individuals. Our philosophy believes that Deaf people should get paid for their work. Producing one single video and sending it off to our networks may require the support of […]

October 11th Deadline

October 11th – this is the deadline for Deaf & Disability Arts: Materials for visual artists AND Deaf & Disability Arts Projects with Ontario Arts Council! Need grant writing support? Contact us at info@deafspectrum.com. Skype & Zoom available for ASL signers! The best part? You don’t have to pay out of your own pocket!

Grant Writing Services

Deaf folks in Greater Toronto Area/Ontario/Canada-wide – Did you know that you can get grant writing support from Deaf Spectrum? To get support from Toronto Arts Council (TAC), you need to contact the program officer four (4) weeks before the deadline. To get support from Ontario Arts Council (OAC), you need to get in touch […]