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            December 19, 2016 
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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 Registry

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 registry which will allow us to connect you with resources and help promote your work. Register here.


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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!


American Dance Festival in Durham Hosts New Workshop Opportunity

Durham's American Dance Festival is offering Pilates for Parkinson's starting in January. With its focus on core strength and flexibility, Pilates is one style of exercise that has been suggested to help individuals with Parkinson's manage the associated physical symptoms. The ADF workshop focuses on alignment, strength and balance, as well as flexibility and relaxation. Register online or visit their website to learn more.


Kudos To Our Partners In Access!

We want to give a BIG round of applause to Tiffany Bashore Malory of DPAC and all the volunteers who worked for months to make the Sensory-Friendly performance of The Grinch such a big success!

Upcoming AD Performances:

Black Nativity at Stewart Theatre (pictured above), December 19, 7:00pm 

An American in Paris at Durham Performing Arts Center, January 7, 8:00pm

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

The Little Mermaid at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, January 28, 2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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






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