What we do

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.


Bounce Arts Festival has become that ‘atypical’ arts festival in the annual calendar of events in Northern Ireland. Bounce is still the only festival that is solely dedicated to the celebration and showcasing of arts created by d/Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse creatives regionally.

The programme brings together a dynamic mix of performance, workshops, music, dance, visual arts and lots of fun. Please click the link below to check out this year's program.



BOUNCE is the annual arts festival produced by University of Atypical. Since 2012 Bounce has presented new work by D/deaf and disabled writers, actors, dancers, musicians, directors and poets, as well as hosting participatory workshops and masterclasses across a range of art forms.

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Showcasing artwork by disabled and deaf artists since 1993, Atypical Gallery, formerly known as the Arts & Disability Forum Gallery, is the only permanent exhibition space on the island of Ireland dedicated specifically to highlighting the work of disabled and D/deaf artists.

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