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            January 9, 2017 
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Friday, Jan. 27th & Saturday, Jan. 28th

Arts Access is pleased to offer this workshop for people interested in becoming audio describers. Participants in this training are eligible to audition for Audio Describer employment opportunities with Arts Access.
What is Audio Description?
Audio Description is a narration service for individuals who are blind or have low vision.The audio describer provides an ongoing dialogue of visual events that are taking place.
Participants will Learn
-how to articulate visual details effectively and in the moment
-tips for bringing audio description back to your organization
-how to enhance the theater or gallery experience for the blind and low vision audience.
Where: Comfort Suites, Page Rd. Durham NC - Cost: $300 - Group Discounts available
To Register: Register online. or pay by check, Email Jennifer Marshburn, or call Arts Access at 919-833-9919 for more information. 


Arts Access' Artist Link Project

Calling all artists!!! Artists, musicians, at all levels and abilities welcome! Arts Access strives to encourage and promote the work of artists with disabilities throughout North Carolina. As a part of this goal, we wanted to start a directory which will allow us to connect you with resources and help promote your work. Register here.


Two Upcoming Events From The Women's Club of Raleigh

Artist of the Month Exhibition

The Women's Club of Raleigh will host an exhibit featuring the work of Raleigh artist, Alex Roa. Specializing in origami, Roa chose his medium as a coping mechanism to handle stress. "What was once a necessity and coping mechanism is now a hobby and done strictly for enjoyment," says the artist of his work.
The exhibit will begin this Tuesday, January 10, and continue through the end of the month. You can see Roa's work at The Women's Club of Raleigh, 3300 Women's Club Drive. For more information visit the website, or call 919-782-5599. 

Annual Women's Club of Raleigh Art Festival

The Women's Club of Raleigh will hold their annual Art Festival January 23. Submissions from artists with disabilities are still being accepted in all age categories and mediums through January 20.
  • Student artists, grades 6-8 may submit works in Visual Arts, Crafts, or Photography categories.
  • Student artist, grades 9 -12 may submit works in Music, Visual Arts, Crafts, or Photography categories.
  • Adult artists 18+ may submit works in Music, Visual Arts, Crafts, or Photography categories.
Contact Martha Keravouri at 919-833-0200 or for more information.

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Western NC!
Join Us for Accessibility 101!

The Ashe County Arts Council, in partnership with Arts Access and the North Carolina Arts Council are pleased to offer a workshop that will enable cultural organizations to better include people with disabilities. The workshop will cater to administrators, board members, volunteers, ushers, teachers, docents, box office staff, and additional front line 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 communications and assisting someone
  • Emergency procedures and safety issues
  • Steps for writing your organization’s ADA plan  

When: Monday, March 20th, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Ashe Arts Center, 303 School Avenue, West Jefferson

Register: email or call the Arts Council 336.846-2787

Cost: Free

The Kennedy Center VSA has announced their call for entries for the 2017 International Young Soloists Competition. Soloists or ensembles of any musical genre, from classical to hip-hop are eligible to submit. Winners will be awarded $2,000 and an opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Check out last year's performance archived at the Kennedy Center website! The deadline for entry is February 8, 2017. Learn more about how to enter.
Best of luck, from Arts Access!


Guided Tactile Tours at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences are announcing a beneficial alteration to their accessibility offerings. Due to increased requests, the museum will offer pre-scheduled guided tactile tours twice monthly. The tours remain free, and are an hour & a half long. Pre-registration is required, and additional accommodations can be made. For more information, including a complete tour schedule through June, visit their website.




Upcoming AD Performances:


Always Patsy Cline at NC Theatre, January 21, 2:00pm

Heisenberg at Burning Coal Theatre, January 22, 2:00pm

The Whipping Man at Raleigh Little Theatre, January 22, 3:00pm

Intimate Apparel at Playmakers Repertory, January 31, 7:30pm

Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Durham Performing Arts Center, February 4, 8:00pm

The Little Mermaid at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, February 11, 2:00pm

Saturday Night Fever at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, February 18, 2:00pm

One Man, Two Guvnors at Raleigh Little Theatre, February 19, 3:00pm

Shen Yun at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, February 25, 2:00pm

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at Durham Performing Arts Center, February 25, 8:00pm

Zuccotti Park by Justice Theatre, February 26, 2:00pm

Once Upon A Mattress at Meredith College Jones Auditorium, February 26, 3:00

Still Life With Iris at Cary Arts Center, February 26, 3:00pm







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