Charity University of Atypical will bring its annual Bounce event online in a showcase new work by D/deaf and disabled writers, producers, actors, dancers, musicians and directors.

D/deaf is the term used for deaf sign language users and the deaf who use hearing aids or lipread.

Bounce 2020 will run from December 4-6, and as well as being accessible for disabled and D/deaf audiences it is designed for everyone.

It has been curated to make sure that anyone with open minds and an appreciation of diverse and creative talent.

University of Atypical is a disabled-led arts charity, taking an empowerment based approach towards supporting disabled and D/deaf people’s involvement in the arts.

The organisation specialises in developing and promoting the work of disabled and D/deaf artists and in reaching disabled and D/deaf audiences.

University of Atypical also manages the iDA grant scheme for individual disabled and deaf artists, with funds from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and the Arts & Disability Equality Charter, which supports venues to be as accessible as possible for disabled and D/deaf audiences and artists.

The staff and board of University of Atypical have thanked the artists, volunteers, venues, technical staff, funders and partners that have helped to make Bounce 2020.

Particular thanks were extended to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Department for Communities, Black Box, KIC, Flax Art Studios, CQ Trust, Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company, UsFolk and EU Erasmus partners from Turkey, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany and Northern Ireland. 

Tickets for Bounce 2020 are available at bounce2020.org