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Arts Access Awarded New Grant!
We are thrilled to announce that Arts Access has been awarded a planning grant from the John Rex Endowment. These funds will go toward developing an initiative supporting the positive mental health of children with disabilities by fostering inclusion in the arts. We look forward to the next six months of gathering community input and creating a plan to address this important issue.


Multi-sensory Art Exhibition Comes to VAE Raleigh
For the month of May, our friends at the VAE will host a multi-sensory exhibition with 22 pieces from 17 artists around the U.S. This unique exhibition invites visitors to go beyond the visual, and experience art through all 6 senses. As a part of the VAE's accessibility mission, they have scheduled May 21 for Audio Described and ASL Interpreted tours:
May 21, 2016
Audio Described Tour - 1:00pm
ASL Interpreted Tour - 3:00pm

As always, the gallery is open to accommodate any visitor at any time, so if you cannot make the May 21 tour, contact Brandon: to arrange another time.

Thank You, Friends and Supporters!

Arts Access would like to thank all of our guests and sponsors who joined us for The Affair 2016. A special thank you to NCSU Chancellor and his wife, Randy and Susan Woodson, for opening their home to host this event.



The Vanishing Wheelchair Theatre Presents

On May 28, Asheville's The Vanishing Wheelchair Theatre will play host to storyteller, Josh Sobol's telling of "Jack and The Least Gal - A Fantasia of Appalachian Wonder Tales". General admission tickets are $10; $5 for storytelling guild members, available on the website. The show begins at 6:30, so come out and enjoy. 


CALL FOR ART!  The Office of the VSA & Accessibility, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts & Disability Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, proudly presents its annual International Art Program for Children with Disabilities. Yo Soy... Je Suis... I am... the World is an exciting opportunity for children with disabilities from around the world to display their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition. Artwork must be submitted by June 8, 2016. 
For more information, click here.

Kudos To Our Partners In Access!

As our program year comes to an end, we would like to thank our workshop partners for their commitment to inclusive arts.Thank you to - NC Arts Council; United Arts of Wake County; City of Raleigh Office of the Arts; VSA/John F. Kennedy Center;  Arts Councils of Durham, Greenville, Wilmington/New Hanover County, Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Asheville; and the Charlotte Arts and Science Council.

If you would like to partner with Arts Access to provide education and training to your staff, please contact our office at or call 919-833-9919 


Governor Morehead
School for the Blind Presents:
Eastern Schools for the Blind
Music Festival!

Students travel from six East Coast US schools for the blind to Raleigh, NC for a concert of vocal and instrumental music at Governor Morehead School's Coates Auditorium in Lineberry Hall on May 14. More information available here.

Upcoming AD Performances:

Beertown at Raleigh Little Theater, May 15, 3:00pm

Lyle the Crocodile at Cary Arts Center, May 15, 3:00pm

If/Then at Durham Performing Arts, May 28, 8:00pm

Ragtime at Justice Theatre, June 25, 8:00pm

Glass Menagerie at Raleigh Little Theatre, June 19, 3:00pm

Mary Poppins at North Carolina Theatre, July 30, 3:00pm

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