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Arts Access Inc

Arts Access Inc Arts Access is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1984 to bridge the cultural arts and disabilities communities in North Carolina. We strive to make the arts accessible to people with disabilities as both patrons and participants.

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The virtual discussion with Judy Heumann at our @CripCampFilm event is made possible by a generous donation from @Disabi...
04/29/2022

The virtual discussion with Judy Heumann at our @CripCampFilm event is made possible by a generous donation from @DisabilityRightsNC, and we recently talked to the organization about what excited them about this film event.

"People who see Crip Camp will not just be entertained, but enlightened. It is about universal human traits like community, commitment and courage. It is also a window into the richly diverse and inventive disability culture, which encompasses the one in five Americans who are disabled, a group that is too often misunderstood and ignored," DRNC said. "Crip Camp is among the most important movies of our time, one of the greatest stories never told. DRNC is very excited to bring it to a wider audience."

There's still time to grab your (free!) ticket and join us at @ncArtMuseum on May 14th for a screening of Crip Camp plus a virtual discussion with @TheHeumannPerspective and Virginia Knowlton Marcus of DRNC. Learn more at sofe.artsaccessinc.org/events/

#SOFE2022

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We're starting off #SOFE2022 on May 14th with a free screening of @CripCampFilm at the @ncArtMuseum plus a virtual discu...
04/26/2022

We're starting off #SOFE2022 on May 14th with a free screening of @CripCampFilm at the @ncArtMuseum plus a virtual discussion with @TheHeumannPerspective sponsored by @DisabilityRightsNC and @NCCouncilonDD. Learn more about indoor and outdoor options, accommodations, and how to register: https://sofe.artsaccessinc.org/events/

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Reminder! Byte-Size Learning: All About Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)Byte-Size Learning with disabili...
04/21/2022

Reminder!

Byte-Size Learning: All About Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Byte-Size Learning with disability rights advocate, speaker and writer, Courtney Johnson @justkeepstimming Learn what Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) actually is, who uses AAC, accessible communication etiquette, and more. This Byte-Size Learning will be formatted as a short presentation from Courtney followed by a conversation and Q&A.

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
Location: Zoom, link will be emailed the day before the event
Cost: $25
Access: CART Provided -Please note other accessibility requests in the form or email [email protected] by April 22. Thank you!

You can visit our website and go to Byte-Sized learning to find all our links! We hope to see you there! https://artsaccessinc.org/what-we-do/byte-size-learning/

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Max was at Marbles Kids Museum on Wednesday night for their #sensoryfriendlyplaytime Max got to say hello to parents and...
04/21/2022

Max was at Marbles Kids Museum on Wednesday night for their #sensoryfriendlyplaytime Max got to say hello to parents and kids and hand out stickers, coloring pages and Todd Parr book "It's okay to be different!" While providing information about #artsaccess and telling everyone about our upcoming #SOFE2022 Accessible Artmaking and Book Giveaway! Event is on June 4th 2022 at 10am-12pm at the Durham County Library Please find out more information on our website!

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We are halfway through April and what an exciting one it has been! We are happy to share more opportunities with all of ...
04/20/2022

We are halfway through April and what an exciting one it has been! We are happy to share more opportunities with all of you and hope you keep having a fantastic spring! Our #SOFE2022 is getting ready to be in full swing and the newsletter is packed with all the events to come! Remember events that have not yet passed and where mentioned in the last edition are listed at the bottom.
https://mailchi.mp/2eca6863dca1/arts-access-news-events-5763996

We first want to thank our amazing sponsors who are helping us bring #SOFE2022 to all of you! Durham County Library North Carolina Museum of Art Sertoma Arts Center Disability Rights North Carolina North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities Every Story Media Youth LEAD NC #BrandonCordreyandBrentSimoneaux #EileenBagnall #MaggieClayLoveConsulting #CassieProper #AmyLubawy #DejaBarber #KatePeterson #MichelleDavisPetelinz

Our #SOFE2022 Series of Fortunate Events is gearing up! -and we are looking for art submissions! Please visit our website to learn more and to submit your work by May 16th.

Arts Access Inc is hosting a #ByteSizedLearning on Augmentative and Alternative Communication on Thursday April 28th, we hope to see some of you there! Folk Alliance International is having a global summit on centering disability in the music industry. The Southeast ADA Center is having an employment and ADA webinar series that is still going on. The ADA National Network is having a webinar on an introduction to website accessibility. 3Play Media is hosting a webinar on online and hybrid learning. It’s also time for the National ADA Symposium conference on the Americans with disabilities act. #allneurotypes has both a peer discussion group and a play group for kids!

The free screening of Crip Camp is coming up! It will be at the North Carolina Museum of Art May 14th.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is having one of their upcoming Natural Sciences Classrooms on Memory and the Brain. Marbles Kids Museum has their monthly sensory friendly play time coming up tomorrow night!

Please also note our Free artmaking and book giveaway event is June 4th at the Durham County Library

The open call for low-vision and Blind dance theater lovers from ShaLeigh Dance Works is still open. Autism Support and Advocacy Center has their monthly Autistic Perspective Series coming up, topic will be on race. Waterworks Visual Arts Center deadline for their exhibit also has a bit more time for submissions.

And of course, don’t forget our Audio described Events! We have events coming up at The Justice Theater Project Raleigh Little Theatre PlayMakers Repertory Company Cape Fear Regional TheatreNorth Carolina TheatreRaleigh Memorial Auditorium

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There's a little less than a month left to submit to the open call for our July-August exhibition "Movement." Check out ...
04/19/2022

There's a little less than a month left to submit to the open call for our July-August exhibition "Movement." Check out the call (https://sofe.artsaccessinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Movement-2022-Call.pdf) and submit your work! https://artsaccess.wufoo.com/forms/z16zlfld0yoduak/ #CallForArt #DisabilityArts

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Artist Link Project Pop-Up Exhibit and Art Sale this Friday April 15th 5:30-8:00pm at the Durham Marriott City Center. I...
04/15/2022

Artist Link Project Pop-Up Exhibit and Art Sale this Friday April 15th 5:30-8:00pm at the Durham Marriott City Center.

In Durham for Third Friday! Stop by the pop-up exhibit featuring visual artists #AlexRoa, Kim Tyler Art, Wiley's Abstract Art and #ErinReams and #KhoriBledsoe live on piano. Thanks to our friend Dan Ellison for organizing this opportunity!

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#SOFE2022 is starting and we need your help to keep these events free and accessible to all. In addition to promoting yo...
04/12/2022

#SOFE2022 is starting and we need your help to keep these events free and accessible to all. In addition to promoting your organization, higher sponsorship levels will get you ADA accessibility training from ArtsAccess! Learn more about sponsorship options for individuals and organizations: https://sofe.artsaccessinc.org/sponsor/

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Attend a screening of Crip Camp with DRNC and Arts Access Inc Saturday, May 14 North Carolina Museum of Art DRNC and Arts Access are hosting two showings of the award-winning documentary Crip Camp on Saturday, May 14 at the NC Museum of Art. This free event will open with a recorded interview of acclaimed international disability rights advocate and Crip Camp star Judy Heumann by Virginia Knowlton Marcus, DRNC’s CEO. Their discussion reflects on Heumann’s incredible experiences at the helm of a revolution. There will be two showings: indoor (2 p.m.) and outdoor (8 p.m.). Crip Camp is the sixth in Arts Access’s Series of Fortunate Events (SOFE). Tickets are required 2:00 p.m. Indoor screening - register here: https://ncartmuseum.org/events/special-film-event-arts-access-presents-a-series-of-fortunate-events-crip-camp/ 8:00 p.m. Outdoor screening - register here: https://ncartmuseum.org/events/special-film-event-arts-access-presents-a-series-of-fortunate-events-crip-camp-2/
The Sponsorship Packet has been edited and shipped out for SOFE 2022! The Series of Fortunate Events (SOFE) is put on annually by Arts Access Inc to highlight the diversity and creativity that exists within disability communities. This packet was updated to present the upcoming events for this year, highlight photos from previous events, welcome the new Executive Director, and explain what the different sponsorship levels support. #SOFE2022
Excited to work with Arts Access Inc again to update the SOFE 2022 postcard for the events this year! More information on these events, including accessibility accommodations, can be found at sofe.artsaccessinc.org [i/d: The background fades from purple to green horizontally with the text “May 14: Film Event ‘Crip Camp’ with NC Museum of Art Film Club; June 4 10am-12pm: Reading and Activities ‘We Move Together’ in partnership with Durham County Library; July 1 - Aug 30: Art Exhibition: ‘Movement’ Join us on July 24 to celebrate the artists and create your own art at Sertoma Arts Center”]
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a mentorship program for artists and teaching artists with disabilities in partnership with Arts Access Inc Applications are now open to disabled artists and teaching artists of all disciplines based in Durham or Wake County. If you are interested but live in one of these Wake bordering counties - Chatham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnson or Orange - please contact [email protected] to be added to the waitlist. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.tac-nc.org/mentorship-program.html
Thanks to your votes, Arts Access Inc will receive $500 as our February 2022 local charity winner.😊 Their mission is to enable North Carolinians with disabilities to have full access to arts programs and facilities, and to encourage them to participate fully in the rich cultural and artistic life throughout the state. Learn more about how you can help them, by visiting their website: https://artsaccessinc.org/
We love helping our local non-profit charities but we need your help to do it.❤️ Vote for your favorite nominated local charity by clicking on the image below. The winning local charity will receive a $500 check from Land Rover Cary. You may vote once per day, per email address through the end of the month. Come back often and vote again to show your support.😎 This month's nominees are Arts Access Inc, A Place at the Table Raleigh, and Designed For Joy.
#LEARNING: Don't miss out and register for Arts Access Inc's Byte-Size Learning: Being an Ally with Emily Ladau, happening today, October 19, 12 pm-1 pm! Learn more about being an ally to disabled people – what that means and what that looks like in practice! Register for the online event: https://bit.ly/3DS2yHQ.
#LEARNING: Don't miss out and register for Arts Access Inc's Byte-Size Learning: Being an Ally with Emily Ladau, happening today, October 19, 12 pm-1 pm! Learn more about being an ally to disabled people – what that means and what that looks like in practice! Register for the online event: https://bit.ly/3DS2yHQ.
#AEPVG2021 has some great programming this afternoon. If you're new to AEP and are interested learning how to join the partnership, check out our web page for more info: http://ow.ly/67NK50GavzI | #ArtsEd Arts Access Inc Memphis Music Initiative Virginia Commission for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts Education Commission of the States
#AEPVG2021's Day 2 sessions start in 15 minutes! Register now to join this conversation on the value of including disability in educator #DEI goals to improve opportunities for students with disabilities: http://ow.ly/D6K150Gash5 | The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Arts Access Inc The Wallace Foundation William and Flora Hewlett Foundation National Association of Elementary School Principals National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) National Assembly of State Arts Agencies: NASAA
United Arts is excited to debut our new video showcasing all that we do! Learn how United Arts partners with businesses, individuals, and government to create a community where the arts and culture are available and accessible to everyone in Wake County. We are thrilled to offer the video with English Subtitles Spanish Subtitles, Audio Description, and without English Subtitles. All versions can be found here: https://unitedarts.org/new-video-all-about-united-arts/ Many thanks to Brios Media , Arts Access Inc, Freddie-Lee Heath from Wake County Public School System, Pam Thompson Smith from African American Cultural Festival - Raleigh NC , and Yuko Nogami Taylor for helping us create a video that is not only informative but also accessible .https://youtu.be/3ABGf6IO34M