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Brandon Cordrey and Jamie Katz pictured here winning the Kennedy Center LEAD Award. 
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August 24, 2017                       

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Wake Arts Inclusion Project (WAIP) is a year long effort to increase the ability of Wake County arts educators and community cultural programs to successfully include school age youth with disabilities in classrooms and community offerings.

Please see below for the first two workshop offerings this September. 

There will be additional events in October, November, and December!
Workshop A: Arts Inclusion- Holding Ourselves Accountable In Reaching Students With Disabilities  
Presenter: Jenna Gabriel,
Manager of Special Education, Kennedy Center

This workshop is open to all, but content is targeted to school-based teachers and teaching artists. To register, or for more information on this workshop, visit this link. NOTE: Thursday, September 7th's workshop is FULL! The same workshop is also offered on Saturday, September 9. Sign up now!
Workshop B:
Foundations of Inclusion & Pathway to Positive Behavior

Presenter: Kat King, Business Development 
Manager, Kids Included Together

This workshop is open to all, but content is targeted to cultural organizations that provide after-school, weekend and summer camp programming. To register, or for more information on this workshop, visit this link.

Arts Access Board President
Honored at LEAD Conference

Last week, Arts Access Board President, Brandon Cordrey, along with PineCone Communications and Programs Manager, Jamie Katz Court, were honored at the Kennedy Center's Annual Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference with the LEAD Award. 
The award honors selected nationwide emerging leaders in the field of Arts and Disability. Cordrey's and Katz Court's work helps to solidify the Triangle as a place that is creating and encouraging accessible art experiences and opportunities. Brandon and Jamie are the first Raleigh recipients of the award. We are so proud of these two dedicated arts and disabilities advocates!

Join us for RACE: Are We So Different? at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Science in downtown Raleigh is in the last month of its featured exhibit on race. Join us Sunday, September 10 at 2:30pm for a guided tour of the exhibit, and enjoy coffee, tea, and conversation at the Daily Planet Cafe afterward. Email for more information or to reserve a spot by RSVP.

What are the benefits of the Artist Link Project?

Apply today! 
And check out what Triangle Art Works had to say about #ALP!

Audio Described Performances

Crowns at Raleigh Little Theatre, September 3, 3:00pm

The Cake at Playmakers, September 19, 7:30pm

Dreamgirls at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, September 21, 7:30pm

Pride & Prejudice at Titmus Theatre, September 22, 7:30pm

Circus 1903 at Durham Performing Arts Center, September 30, 8:00pm

Guys & Dolls at Cary Arts Center, October 8, 3:00pm

Darkside at Burning Coal Theatre, October 15, 2:00pm

The Little Mermaid at Durham Performing Arts Center, October 21, 8:00pm

Grace for President at NC Museum of History, October 22, 5:00pm

Lizzie Borden of Fall River at Cary Arts Center, October 22, 8:00pm

Sense & Sensibility at Playmakers Repertory, October 24, 7:30pm

A Soldier’s Play at Justice Theatre Project, October 29, 3:00pm

Open Audition Call!

NC State African American Cultural Center in association with Raleigh Arts, North Carolina Theatre, & African American Cultural Festival - Raleigh NC is hosting open auditions September 2, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. This special audition on Saturday, September 2nd from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm is intended to provide singers and actors of all ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities an opportunity to audition for Triangle area theatres seeking professional and non-professional actors. There are still plenty of open spots, so SignUp here! 

Black Ops Theater, Burning Coal Theatre Company, DreamCast Productions, Honest
Pint Theatre, The Justice Theater Project, Mahogany Stage Theatre Company, McQueen & Company, North Carolina
Opera, North Carolina Theatre, North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Raleigh Little
Theatre, Temple Theatre, Theatre in the Park, Theatre Raleigh, Women's Theatre Festival.


Inclusive Arts Events Around NC

  •  Marble Kids Museum Family Fun Night - RALEIGH - August 26, 5:30pm to 8:00pm After-hours event for children with special needs to experience Marbles in a calmer, quieter environment. Free and exclusively for kids with special needs and their families.
  • Access Theatre Now! - RALEIGH - For ages 10-20, this theatre class is specifically designed for young people with developmental and/or cognitive disabilities. Students build their acting and improvisation skills by taking on new characters and imagined circumstances based on a different story each week. Session 1 begins September 5. Registrations are being accepted now at Raleigh Little Theatre's website.

American Sign Language Events at the
African-American Cultural Festival!

September 2, Family Village Tent - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

 This year, the African-American Cultural Festival will feature ASL Poetry with ASL Performer and Deaf actress, Michelle Banks, along with NC Deaf Specialists, Daisy Rivenbark and Stefanie Scott. ASL interpreters will be available during the 4-5pm performances. Look for more information at the AACF website, and come celebrate this year's festival! 

Come Out & Play

The art has started arriving at JimGin for the 16th Come Out and Play sculpture show, opening August 26th and August 27th. Receptions will be hosted from noon until dark. Find your invitation here. All events are free, and include food, live music, and art in a vast array of media.
Everyone is welcome, and dogs on leashes and children are especially encouraged to attend!  

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