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We at Arts Access really appreciate everyone who supported our 30+1 Anniversary event this past Thursday at CAM Raleigh. The evening's performances, drinks, food and silent auction were enjoyed by all! All proceeds will go towards creating accessible art opportunities for North Carolina.
ASL Tours @ CAM Raleigh
CAM Raleigh, in partnership with Arts Access, is providing a gallery tour of their current exhibit, WONDERLAND, by artist Sarah Anne Johnson on Sunday, April 26 @ 2pm. This tour is appropriate for all ages and ASL interpretation will be provided. All individuals with disabilities should feel welcome to join, museum staff will be available to accommodate specific needs. 

May 13 / 12pm / Artspace 

Arts Access invites all interested parties to join us and many other community leaders for an Arts + Disability Community Lunch & Learn, May 13th, 12pm at Artspace (201 E. Davie Street in Downtown Raleigh. This meeting is a time to generate ideas, make connections, network and do some creative problem solving. Bring your lunch (Arts Access will provide drinks) and join in on this fun conversation about arts and disability! If you would like to request additional accommodations to attend this meeting you may do so during the RSVP process.

VSA Deadlines

There are multiple exciting opportunities available through VSA / Kennedy Center! Below are two upcoming opportunities whose deadlines are within the next month!

2015 Yo Soy...Je Suis...I Am...The Future - May 11, 2015
VSA proudly presents a unique opportunity for student-artists with disabilities from around the world to display their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition in Washington D.C.!

TiLT Challenge - May 15, 2015
In short, TiLT asks young artists and media makers (age 13-22) to share their experiences with disability—in their own lives or in the lives of others—in an effort to shift, or tilt, society's perceptions of people with disabilities. 

Accessibility Advice at the Asheville Area Arts Council + Film Screening!

Saturday 4/25 10am - 1pm

Drop-in forum answers questions for arts presenters about program accessibility, and how a thoughtful ADA plan helps you secure and keep funding. We’ll also preview Arts Access' full-day workshop, Accessibility 101, sponsored by the Asheville Area Arts Council, that will be offered to all WNC arts organizations this Fall. The film, “A New Kind of Listening”, will precede this presentation from 10am to 11am in the film room on the 2nd floor.


Siler City Art & Dance Improv Group

“As a teaching artist, my work is to support individuals of differing abilities, backgrounds and training to become collaborators and co-creators of dance  and artwork. The performance piece emerges from a theme, but is self-created authentically from the artists’ life experiences." - Maria Troiani-Howard, inclusive arts advocate.


Durham Public Schools’ Exceptional Children’s Department & Northgate Stadium 10 Cinemas present a sensory friendly showing of HOME. Saturday, April 18 @10:00am.
$4 Ticket Only
$5 Ticket & Kid-Size Popcorn & Drink

For more information, please contact Sarah Laughhunn, DPS EC Transition Specialist at (919)560-2689 or

Upcoming AD Performances:

- “Swan Lake”: Carolina Ballet, April 19, 2pm

- “Crimes of the Heart”: Triad Stage, April 21, 7:30pm

- “Legally Blonde”: Cary Players, May 3, 3pm

“Next to Normal”: NC Theatre, May 9, 2pm

- “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”: Raleigh Little Theatre, May 10, 3pm

- “Pippin”: DPAC, May 15, 8pm

- “Cinderella”: Carolina Ballet, May 17, 2pm

- “Phantom Toll Booth”: Cary Youth Applause, May 17, 2pm

- “Newsies”: DPAC, June 5, 8pm

- “Common Enemy”: Triad Stage, June 23, 7:30pm

- "The Color Purple": Justice Theatre, June 26 @ 8pm

- “The Buddy Holly Story”: NC Theatre, July 25, 2pm

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