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Artspace Summer Arts!
Artspace, a creative hub in Downtown Raleigh, has some great opportunities to get engaged in the arts this summer! Classes are available to kids of all ages (rising kindergardeners to adults) June 15 – August 14, 2015. Arts Access has been working with Artspace increase the accessibility of these courses and the disability understanding of the Artspace staff and instructors. Click here to check out all of the summer arts courses offered and contact Angela Zappala with any additional accommodation questions. Check out Artspace's accessibility page here!

Visit CAM Raleigh!

Do you know a young person with a disability who loves the arts or is exploring career opportunities in the arts? Would they benefit from talking with staff members from the local contemporary art museum, CAM Raleigh? As part of CAM's mission, they encourage individuals and groups to contact the museum for a behind-the-scenes look at the museum and the people who run it! Each tour includes a hands on creative activity. CAM Raleigh is committed to providing ADA accommodations for visitors. To schedule a tour or to get more information email Melissa Roth or call 919.261.5917.

Get Your Drum On!

March to the beat of your own drum? Want an accessible opportunity to beat a drum? Listed below are two accessible drum circle events!

Communitas offers a free and inclusive Drum Circle for consumers, friends and family the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Alliance of Disability Advocates: Center of Independent Living. The next event is Wednesday, May 27, at 6pm. Click here to RSVP for this event and click here to read more about Communitas!

Raleigh Drum Circle hosts informal and no-experience-needed drum circle events around Raleigh. Join their free Hoop Jam at Pullen Park this Wednesday, May 27, 6:30-8:30pm. Click here to learn more about this event and Raleigh Drum Circle!

North Carolina Arts Plan!

The North Carolina Arts Council has released a draft plan for the arts over the next four years and is seeking input from the public through an online survey. The Arts Plan for North Carolina 2015-2019 builds on the work of the Arts Council over the last five decades in every 100 counties of the state.
The plan is based on the core belief that among North Carolina's greatest assets are its arts, which fuel a thriving creative economy, prepare students for successful futures, and are essential to building and enriching our communities, large and small.
The survey is open until June 1. For more information about the arts in North Carolina and the programs of the N.C. Arts Council visit
Accessible Outdoor Events

This guide provides information to assist planners, managers, operators and building owners in making temporary events accessible to people with disabilities. Click here to check the guide out!

Artist Career Development

The Tennessee Arts Commission and VSA Tennessee has produced "A Guide to Career Development Opportunities for Visual and Performing Artists with Disabilities" a series of webinars for artists with disabilities. 

Each webinar includes inspiring stories from artists with disabilities, practical suggestions on career development, and descriptions of a wide variety of resources. Participants who complete the brief questionnaire at the end of each webinar will receive a certificate of completion.


Upcoming AD Performances:

- “Newsies”: DPAC, June 5, 8pm

- “Common Enemy”: Triad Stage, June 23, 7:30pm

- "The Color Purple": Justice Theatre, June 26 @ 8pm

"100 Foot Journey": NCMA Outdoor Movies, June 26 @ 9pm

- “The Buddy Holly Story”: NC Theatre, July 25, 2pm

"To Kill A Mockingbird" NCMA Outdoor Movies, July 17, 9pm

"Interstellar": NCMA Outdoor Movies, August 22, 8:30pm

Asheville Audio Description!!

DASI is a non-profit offering descriptive services in the western part of North Carolina. Listed below are two shows presented by The Asheville Community Theater that will be Audio Described. Patrons wishing to reserve tickets and a receiver for the following performances should call 828-254-1320. Complimentary tickets are available for drivers if needed.

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical”
June 12 @ 7:30pm
June 13 @ 7:30pm
June 14 @ 2:30pm

"Not Now, Darling"
August 8 @ 7:30pm
August 9 @ 7:30pm
August 10 @ 2:30pm
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