Hear Art

Hear Art is a non-profit platform founded by Cindy Sasha (photographer and activist) and Academy-Award winner Rachel Shenton (actress, writer and activist) to fund and mentor deaf filmmakers. 

Hear Art funds and mentors deaf filmmakers, providing a space in which deaf creatives can work alongside mainstream hearing talent.  Our projects demonstrate how much richer our artistic landscape is when artists work together supporting inclusivity and accessibility. 

Hear Art challenges communication in front and behind the lens and starts conversations about employment and opportunities in the Arts and media industry.

Rachel Shenton

Rachel Shenton is an OSCAR WINNING writer and actress who forged a successful career in the UK appearing in a number of prime-time television shows such as Waterloo Road, Doctors, and Holby City and Hollyoaks. In 2014 Rachel made her American TV debut, starring in the multi-award-winning show Switched At Birth for ABC, playing series regular  Lilly Summers. In March 2018 Rachel won her first Academy Award for The Silent Child, a film which she wrote and starred in. Rachel can now be seen in the hit series All Creatures Great and Small playing the role of Helen Alderson. Although incredibly busy with professional commitments, and her first feature film in pre-production, Rachel loves to meet the students each month to pass on to them her knowledge, guidance, and expertise.