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Accessibility 101 workshops being held in Durham and Asheville!

Arts Access is pleased to offer a workshop that will enable cultural organizations to better include people with disabilities. This workshop will cater to administrators, board members, volunteers, ushers, docents, box office staff, and additional front-of-house staff at cultural arts organizations.

Dates:
Friday April 8th, 1:30-4:30 pm

Location - Asheville Art Museum
Host - Asheville Arts Council - Part of the Creative Sector Summit
Cost- $20
  
Monday April 18th1:30-4:30 pm
Location - The Bullpen, Downtown Durham
Host- Durham Arts Council
Cost - $20
Click here to register. 
For questions contact Margaret DeMott at the Durham Arts Council: 919-560-2720 
 
Arts for All
Including School-Age Children with Disabilities in Arts Education
 
Saturday, April 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg 
Cost - $20

Arts Access, Inc. presents a one-day workshop for teaching artists, arts educators, and general education classroom teachers led by Jaehn Clare on strategies for including children of all abilities in arts education activities. 

This program is provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 
         
 
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. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition in Washington D.C.!

Artwork must be submitted by June 8, 2016. Children with disabilities, grades pre-kindergarten-12 (or equivalent), are eligible to submit. Group projects are accepted as long as all artists are students with disabilities. Both 2-dimensional (preferred) and 3-dimensional works will be accepted, but not larger than 18x24 inches.

For more information, click here.

 
Click here to buy tickets to The Affair.
Our Annual Spring Event is coming soon!

This year's event will feature three amazing musical guests. We'll have live performances from Johnny Cash tribute band The Johnny Folsom 4 and two groups featuring musicians with disabilities: Chris Hendricks and the Triangle Taiko drummers. Come join us and eat, drink, and celebrate inclusive arts.
 
For more info visit our website!
 
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information or to sponsor this event, click here or contact Betsy.

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

Students travel from six US schools for the blind along the East Coast to Raleigh, NC for a concert of vocal and instrumental music at Governor Morehead School's Coates Auditorium in Lineberry Hall on May 14, beginning at 7 pm. Donations are welcome and benefit Governor Morehead School. More information available here.
 
Participating schools:
Perkins School for the Blind - Watertown, Massachusetts
New York Institute for Special Education - Bronx, NY
St. Joseph's School for the Blind - Jersey City, NJ
Overbrook School for the Blind - Philadelphia, PA
Maryland School for the Blind - Baltimore, MD
Governor Morehead School for the Blind - Raleigh, NC

Upcoming AD Performances:

Barber of Seville at North Carolina Opera, April 3, 3:00pm

Sweeney Todd at PlayMakers Repertory, April 5, 7:30pm

Spoonface Steinberg at Burning Coal Theatre Company, April 10, 2:00pm

Charlotte's Web at Raleigh Little Theatre, April 17, 5;00pm

Charlotte's Web at Raleigh Little Theatre, April 20, 7:30pm

Cabaret at Durham Performing Arts Center, April 21, 7:30pm

Cabaret at Durham Performing Arts Center, April 23, 8:00pm


Wit at North Carolina Theatre, May 7, 2:00pm 

42nd Street at Durham Performing Arts Center May 7, 8:00pm

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