It is difficult to write something uplifting while we are experiencing tumultuous times on all fronts: emotional, mental, and physical, frequently all at same time. As many of us often do during trying times, we turn to the arts to process our thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Deaf Spotlight exists as a creative space for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing communities to gather together, appreciate, and create arts without barriers. Using its mission as the North Star, along with its dedicated committees and Board, Deaf Spotlight’s programming has received international recognition and credibility in showcasing artists and their works here in the Pacific Northwest. 2019 saw Deaf Spotlight hold innovative, accessible and inclusive events such as the Short Play Festival, Deaf Talks, an Art Exhibition, Creative Arts Camp for youth, workshops with Deaf instructors, and more.
Deaf Spotlight cherishes and supports intersectional experiences where artists may otherwise not feel celebrated to be their authentic selves and share their views. It is especially important that Deaf Spotlight does more to amplify artists who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC), DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, LGBTQIA, and more. Deaf Spotlight is in support of Black Lives Matter. It is now time for Deaf Spotlight to step up. Your help is needed to advance Deaf Spotlight to meet the community’s need.
Please consider a recurrent contribution to Deaf Spotlight
Consider joining our Board or one of our committees. Bring your skills in different areas: marketing, event planning, fundraising, video editing, etc. At the same time, you will gain new skills, build your network and help the community.
Promote Deaf Spotlight by bringing your friends, peers, and families to Deaf Spotlight’s virtual and in-person events.
Deaf Spotlight is undergoing transformative organizational changes to adapt to its increased momentum as a national presence, and growing as a result. We welcome you to become part of our legacy, and with your support, we will take the exciting next steps into Deaf Spotlight’s future.