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Workshop News!
 

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our recent workshops in Fayetteville (pictured above) and Greenville! Both were huge successes thanks to the support of our partners and the dedication of our participants.

If you couldn't come but are still interested in Accessibility 101 or Arts for All, keep reading for more information on our upcoming workshops in Durham, Charlotte and Asheville

Click here to buy tickets to The Affair.
Tickets for our annual spring event are now available!

This year's event will feature three amazing musical guests. We'll have live performances from Johnny Cash tribute band The Johnny Folsom 4 and two groups featuring musicians with disabilities: Chris Hendricks and the Triangle Taiko drummers. Come join us and eat, drink, and celebrate inclusive arts.
 
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information or to sponsor this event, click here or contact Betsy.
Click here for information on VAE's call for art.
Call for art!
 
Visual Art Exchange is looking for tactile works of art for a new exhibit. This exhibition will invite visitors to go beyond looking at artwork and encourage them to use their sense of touch to experience each piece (with staff supervision and gloves, of course). Artists are encouraged to submit works with surfaces that are rough, soft, malleable, hot, cold, wet, or dry. Each entry submitted must have at least one component that is tactile, or an additional component, separate from the work, that visitors can touch and gain a deeper understanding of the piece.

Entries are due April 6. Click here for more information or to apply.
Click here for information & registration for the Arts for All workshop
Arts for All
Including School-Age Children with Disabilities in Arts Education
 
Saturday, April 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg 
Cost - $20

Arts Access, Inc. presents a one-day workshop for teaching artists, arts educators, and general education classroom teachers led by Jaehn Clare on strategies for including children of all abilities in arts education activities. 

This program is provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Accessibility 101: accessibility training for cultural arts organizations

Accessibility 101 workshops being help in Durham and Asheville!

Arts Access is pleased to offer a workshop that will enable cultural organizations to better include people with disabilities. This workshop will cater to administrators, board members, volunteers, ushers, docents, box office staff, and additional front-of-house staff at cultural arts organizations.

Participants will learn

  • Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it impacts arts organizations
  • Common accommodations for customers with disabilities and where to find them
  • Sensitivity and disability etiquette in communicating with and assisting someone
  • Emergency procedures and safety issues
  • Steps for writing your organization's ADA plan
Dates:
Friday April 8th, 1:30-4:30 pm
Location - Asheville Art Museum
Host - Asheville Arts Council - This workshop will be part of the Creative Sector Summit
Cost- $20
  
Monday April 18th1:30-4:30 pm
Location - The Bullpen, Downtown Durham
Host- Durham Arts Council
Cost - $20
Click here to register. 
For questions contact Margaret DeMott at the Durham Arts Council: 919-560-2720 

Upcoming AD Performances:

Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing at Applause! Cary Youth Theatre, February 28, 3:00pm

We Are Proud to Present at PlayMakers Repertory, March 1, 7:30pm

Miss Nelson Is Missing at Raleigh Little Theatre, March 20, 5:00pm

Sweeney Todd at PlayMakers Repertory, April 5, 7:30pm

Spoonface Steinberg at Burning Coal Theatre Company, April 10, 2:00pm

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