December, 18 2017       Inclusive Arts News    

Thanks to all those who attended our premiere WAIP workshop! Next workshop information below!

Make your end of year donation today and keep the Arts Accessible for ALL!

Upcoming Workshops


Presenter: Debbie Hippler
Date: January 19 & 20
Location: Comfort Suites
                5219 Page Road

                Durham, NC 27703
Cost: $300

If you have ever wanted to learn about how to provide this valuable narration service to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to enjoy live arts, join us in this weekend workshop and learn how to become an Audio Describer! Details at our website.


Eastern NC: Goldsboro 
Accessibility 101

Date: January 29, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Main Gallery
               Wayne County Arts Council

We will focus on enabling cultural organizations to better include kids and adults with disabilities in their programs. All are welcome!

Foundations: Building Blocks to Becoming a Working Artist

Presenters: Michelle Davis-Petelinz, Visual Artist; Chris Hendricks, Performing Artist; Jennifer Marshburn, Literary Artist

Cost: Free!
Date: January 23, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Location: Imurj 
                300 South McDowell St.
                Raleigh, NC 27601
We will focus on the importance of defining your body of work! All are welcome! Learn more at our website.

More Learning Opportunities

  • Webinar series: The History of Disability - The Southeast ADA Center and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University are excited to host a four-part series featuring Dr. Larry Logue. The 1st webinar will be held on January 11, 2018, at 1:00 pm.
  • Accessible Alterations  - This webinar, featuring Dave Yanchulis, Senior Accessibility Specialist/Coordinator of Public Affairs, will review and provide a refresher on how the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards apply to planned alterations and additions.

Inclusive Arts Events in North Carolina!

In Charlotte - Charlotte Ballet will offer a Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker performance again this year. Children, families, and adults with sensory friendly disorders and other specific needs can join us to experience the magic and joy of Nutcracker. December 20, 2017

In Raleigh - First Night, presented by Artsplosure - Join us for the 27th Annual First Night Raleigh 2018! With nearly 100 performances in over 35 venues throughout downtown, First Night Raleigh is the way to ring in the New Year! December 31, 2017

Audio Described Performances 

On Your Feet at Durham Performing Arts Center, January 6, 8:00pm

Love Letters at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, January 13, 2:00pm

The Normal Heart at Burning Coal, January 21, 2:00pm

What We’re Up Against at Raleigh Little Theatre, January 21, 3:00pm

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

Calls for Art!


ULTRALIGHT 2 is an exhibition of artwork about disability, created by artists with disabilities. VAE is offering a platform for artists who identify as having a disability to take back the narrative that is so often controlled by the medical field and the media.  Learn more.


  VSA Playwright Discovery Program

Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities in U.S. grades 6 - 12 (or equivalents) or ages 11 - 18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance: plays, screenplays, spoken word poetry (for single performer or a group), or music theater. Ends January 17, 2018. Visit VSA website for details and how to apply.


 VSA International Young Soloists Competition

Each year outstanding young musicians with disabilities from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., which is live-streamed and archived on the Kennedy Center website. This program is open to soloists and ensembles of any instrument or genre including classical, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and more!

All genres of music are accepted, including but not limited to classical, jazz, hip-hop, rap, rock/alt rock, pop, indie, bluegrass, folk, country, R&B/blues, Latin, and World. All instruments, including voice, are accepted.

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