January 26, 2018
Arts Access Newsletter

Workshops, Inclusive Events and New Calls for Art! 

To see upcoming Audio Described Performances, scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter. For a full listing of Audio Described Performances, visit our website.
Thank you to everyone who came out for our first Artist Link Project workshop!  Special thanks to Imurj for hosting! To see more photos, check out our post on Facebook! 
Accessibility 101
Accessibility 101

Monday, January 29, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
@ Arts Council of Wayne County 

We are excited to announce our Wake Arts Inclusion Project newest workshop: Ideas for Theater & Dance!
Sunday, March 25. Details to come!
Paint Your Heart Out

Paint Your HeART Out:

Saturday, February 3, 10:30am to 2:00pm

Join Sertoma Arts Center for the 7th annual Paint Your heART Out valentine-inspired event!  All ages and families welcome. Artist Michelle Davis-Petelinz will also be joining us for a an accessible group mural project, Hearts and Hands.

RSVP is encouraged. Select one of three canvas sizes for purchase - $6, $10 or $12. All proceeds benefit the Arts and Scholarship Support Program. 
Online registrations (Course 217386 or 217387)

Seussical the Musical

Seussical the Musical
Sunday, February 11, 2pm

FAYETTEVILLE - Sensory Friendly at Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Tickets and more info at the link:
Seussical the Musical

Alice @ Wonderland 
April 28, 1pm 

RALEIGH - Sensory Friendly Performance at Raleigh Little Theatre. Tickets and more info at the link:
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Marbles Kids Museum Family Fun Night

February 13, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
More info:

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Arts and Peer Support Group

Every Wednesday, 3:30-4:45pm
Upcoming Dates: January 31, February 7, 14 and 21

CARRBORO - Arts and Peer Support Groups sessions are free at the NC Art Therapy Institute office. 

Attendees must be over the age of 18 and self-identify as an artist living with a mental illness. Questions? Contact Hillary at

Pinecone - 

The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music 

Pinecone works hard to be inclusive and welcoming. If you love traditional music, dance and folk performing arts, check out their upcoming events. Assistive listening devices are available at ALL PineCone concerts. 

Orgullo y Alma Latina - February 11, 3:00pm 
RALEIGH - Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History
Free and open to the public; free tickets distributed first-come, first-served beginning at 2:00pm. Large print program notes available. 
Levin Jewish Cultural Center Disability Awareness and Inclusion Art Show
The deadline to submit artwork is February 1st

Accepted Media: creative writing, physical 2D or 3D art piece 

To submit art on any theme, the artist must identify as a person with a disability.
Artists with a relationship to a person with a disability (family members, caregivers, etc.) may submit art based only on the theme of disability. More info on guidelines at this link.
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Uncanny Magazine

Call for Submissions: 

Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction 
To learn more about the magazine, check out this article.

Reading period ends February 15, 2018. 

Who can submit: Submissions from writers who identify themselves as disabled are welcome. Identity is what matters for this issue. What kinds of disabilities? All of them. Invisible and visible. Physical disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, mental health disabilities, and neurodiversity. More info on non-fiction, fiction and poetry submission guidelines, lengths, payments at this link.

ULTRALIGHT 2 is a juried exhibition, open to artists who identify as having a disability. Entries due by April 6.  For more information and to enter, visit VAE's site

Town of Cary Share and Care 

Friday, February 16, 9:30am -12:30pm
Herbert C. Young Community Center    

101 Wilkinson Avenue, Cary 

Over 30 agencies/organizations are ready to share with you! Persons with disabilities, parents and care providers are invited to this free event! Click here to view the flyer (PDF).


For a full listing of Audio Described Performances, visit our website.

Les Miserables at Durham Performing Arts Center, February 3, 8:00pm

The Christians at Playmakers Repertory, February 6, 7:30pm

Seussical: The Musical at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, February 8, 7:30pm

Almost Maine at Cary Players, February 11, 3:00pm

Little Shop of Horrors at Raleigh Little Theatre, February 18, 3:00pm

Bent at Justice Theatre Project, February 18, 3:00pm

Almost Maine at Cary Players, February 11, 3:00pm

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