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            March 2, 2017 
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Special Sensory Friendly
Event at CAM!

CAM Raleigh is opening its doors this Saturday, March 4 for a special sensory-friendly event. Those art lovers and patrons who wish to view the current exhibits can participate in tours from 10:00am-12:00pm. Check out CAM's Website for current and upcoming exhibits!
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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


News from 
Arts Access' Artist Link Project

We are excited to announce that our directory of artists has increased by 45% since the new year! And our first meeting on Valentine's Day was a roaring success! Artists and inclusive organizations alike, attended to contribute their thoughts of how the ALP can best support arts educators who offer inclusive programs, and artists with disabilities. Stay tuned for more meetings and information as reach continues to grow. If you would like to be included click below.
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. We want to connect you with resources and help promote your work. Register here.


Calling All Artists!!

There are lots of opportunities for artists around the state of North Carolina and beyond. Check out a few local calls for art below!
  • Live & Local Spring Fest 2017 RALEIGH - Registration is now open for the Artist Market curated by Artsplosure. Festival date is April 8. Deadline for entries is March 17.
  • Maria V. Howard Arts Center - ROCKY MOUNT - The Juried Art Show is accepting submission. All participants will be eligble for cash awards. Show runs June 9 - September 10. Deadline is March 20.
  • National Folk Festival - GREENSBORO - Juried handmade Arts & Crafts Market. Festival runs September 8 - 10 in Greensboro, NC. Entry deadline is March 24, 11:55pm.
  • ULTRALIGHT - RALEIGH - VAE is accepting submissions for ULTRALIGHT - an exhibition about disability created by artists living with disabilities. Exhibit will run May 5 - May 25. Deadline is March 27, 11:59pm
  • Tipping Paint Gallery - RALEIGH - Accepting submissions for Eggistentialism - an exhibit about eggs and chickens. Proceeds to benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County. Show runs throughout the month of May. Deadline is April 9
  • Sampson Arts Council - CLINTON - Juried photography show for entrants ages 14 and up. Show will run May 25 - July 13. Deadline is April 20.

For more opportunities visit NC Arts Everyday!

Young Artists!!!
Opportunities from the VSA

Yo Soy... Je Suis... I Am Because You Are
This year's theme: Ubuntu
Through shared art experiences, our humanity becomes bound in the humanity of those around us. In Southern Africa this concept is called Ubuntu: a word that means "human-ness"or "humanity towards others."Colloquially, this philosophy becomes I am because you are. My humanity is connected to yours.

Deadline: June 7, 2017
Who: Children with a disability grades Pre-K - 12 (or equivalent)

VSA Emerging Young Artists Program 2017

This year's theme: Electrify!
Art should excite our senses, awaken our curiosity, and electrify our very being. It has the ability to invigorate and empower the artist and viewer alike, but just as important, art can spark empathy and ignite understanding. 

This year's VSA Emerging Young Artists Program's theme is Electrify!, and we're seeking artwork that is charged with ideas, that acts as a conduit for creative reflection on the past, explores the "now," and invokes a future full of possibility and inclusivity. 

Deadline: May 3, 2017
Who: Artists with disabilities ages 16 - 25

Holly Springs' Together on Center Stage presents Bullying is "TOCS"-ic as a part of the Mayor's Anti-bullying Campaign. The show will be presented Friday, March 3 at 7:00 pm, and Saturday March 4 at 2:00 pm at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center, 300 W. Ballentine St.

Together on Center Stage is an inclusive theatre company that welcomes people of all experience levels, abilities, and ages. For more information about how to get involved with Together on Stage visit their website.

Kudos To Our Partners in Access!

     Town of Cary Parks and Recreation
For Share & Care

We had a great time hosting an information table at the Town of Cary's Share and Care Event. We appreciate the folks at Specialized Recreation and Inclusion for putting on a great event!

Upcoming AD Performances:

Twelfth Night at Playmakers Repertory, March 7, 7:30pm

Intimate Apparel at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, March 9, 7:30pm

The Bodyguard at Durham Performing Arts Center, March 18, 8:00pm

When She Had Wings at Raleigh Little Theatre, March 26, 5:00pm

Something Rotten at Durham Performing Arts Center, April 8, 8:00pm 

The Royale at Burning Coal Theatre, April 9, 2:00pm

Mousetrap at Cary Arts Center, April 9, 3:00pm

My Fair Lady at Playmakers Repertory, April 11, 7:30pm

Jesus Christ Superstar at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, April 15, 2:00pm

James and the Giant Peach at Raleigh Little Theatre, April 30, 5:00pm

A Piece of My Heart at Raleigh Little Theatre, May 14, 3:00pm

The Neverending Story at Cary Arts Center, May 14, 3:00pm

Matilda at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, May 27, 2:00pm

Finding Neverland at Durham Performing Arts Center, May 27, 8:00pm





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