Images Festival is committed to providing an accessible festival and continues to work to reduce barriers to participation in our events. The interconnected aims we prioritize for our community—our artists, audiences, volunteers, partners, and staff—are the reduction of physical and financial barriers, and an increase to our mental and physical safety services. This work is integral to making our festival more hospitable and inclusive for all. However, we recognize that improving access does not mean being accessible to everyone at all times. We begin with the immediate goal of implementing clear and transparent access via our resources, and building upon this access to offer even greater access in the future. Access is an evolving process, and things can shift and change—certain services might become available following the publication of our catalogue. We will communicate any changes on our website, Facebook, and Instagram daily.
If you are interested in a program, have access needs, are unclear about how we have articulated the parameters of any event, or have any other questions, please contact a member of our team, or email our Festival Coordinator, Tram Nghiem, at .
Please refer to individual program pages to see which services will be available (e.g., ASL interpretation, Creative Audio Description). This year, all of our digital publications are formatted for assistive reading technologies.
As part of Images Festival’s commitment to accessibility and disability justice, we are implementing a COVID-19 policy to reduce the risk of transmission for all, and to prioritize the participation of people who are disability-identified, immunocompromised, or part of an otherwise vulnerable group.
The following guidelines will be in place for events throughout the festival:
Guidelines are listed on the program pages in our catalogue and on our website. Updates to guidelines will be communicated through our social media.
We ask that all participants perform a self-assessment for COVID-19 prior to attending our in-person events.
Accommodations, Exemptions, & Questions:
If you require accommodation or exemption from our stated guidelines, have questions, or are seeking clarification on our COVID-19 protocols, please contact our Festival Coordinator, Tram Nghiem, at .