August 1st – August 31st
Arts Access is partnering with Marbles Kids Museum to bring back Celebrating Abilities, an art exhibit featuring the works of North Carolina students with disabilities. The exhibit will be hosted by Marbles in Downtown Raleigh throughout August, and artists and their families will be invited to a reception on August 14th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Submissions: Call Arts Access at 919-833-9919 to learn more. Art submissions may be delivered to Marbles Kids Museum on July 28th between 4 and 6 pm or by appointment to the Arts Access office prior to July 28th. We ask that you limit submissions to no more than two pieces per person. If you wish to submit more than two pieces of art, please contact Arts Access staff.
Eligibility: All school-aged children with disabilities in North Carolina are eligible to submit art.
Help us celebrate abilities by submitting art or visiting the exhibit. We can’t wait to see what you or your children create!
Please Take Our Survey
As part of our planning grant with the John Rex Endowment, Arts Access is conducting a survey to better understand the needs of school age children with disabilities regarding inclusion in the arts. This survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Community input is very important to our planning process, and we thank you for your time!
There are two versions of this survey! Please choose the one that best describes you.
If you are an arts provider, including art teachers, arts and cultural organizations, and school staff and administrators, please follow this link.
If you are a student with a disability, a family member of a student with a disability, school staff, or an advocate, please follow this link.
Thank you to all who attended our webinar!
Learn how to create meaningful arts experiences for students with low vision or blindness
A webinar featuring how to create meaningful and inclusive arts experiences for students who are blind or low vision. The webinar features Alice Zincone, the art teacher at Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina. presenting concrete ideas for classroom lessons, as well as cool ideas for materials and adaptations. The workshop also includes Brandon Cordrey, the director of exhibitions at VAE Raleigh, providing strategies to help make classroom field trips to museums and art galleries more accessible.
Arts Access, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 1982 and is dedicated to increasing access to North Carolina's thriving arts community for children and adults with disabilities
What We Do
- Provide a statewide platform for sharing information related to arts and disability through our website, social media and e-news. Join our inclusive arts network today!
- Organize and lead workshops statewide. Working with arts educators on professional development and educating staff of arts organization on best practices for inlcuding people with disabilities.
- Maintain a full scheudle of Audio Described performances so that patrons who are blind or have low vision can fully experience theatrical productions.
- Offer consultation and facility review services to arts organizations.
- Contribute insight into developing and implementing an ADA accessibility plan.
- Contribute one-on-one support to artists and art patrons with disabilities!
Sponsorship opportunities are always available. Contact our Program Coordinator at email@example.com.