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Click here to view information on upcoming workshops on the Arts Access website
Hitting the ground running in 2016
We've made a simple resolution this year: we want 2016 to be our best year yet. As part of that, we're very excited to partner with several organizations to offer trainings and workshops in inclusive arts state-wide this year. We'll keep you up-to-date on upcoming workshops in our newsletters, but you can always get more information on our website.
Click here for information & registration for the Arts for All workshop
Arts for All
Including School-Age Children with Disabilities in Arts Education
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. 
Topics include:
  • Principles of Universal Design for Learning and how to apply them
  • Activity modification and inclusion practices for all art forms
  • Breakout Sessions: strategies by arts discipline and a variety of disabilities
When: Saturday, February 6th 9:30am-4:00pm
Where: Emerge Gallery (Home of the Pitt County Arts Council)

For more information, including registration, click here.

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

This workshop is being presented in partnership with the Pitt County Arts Council, NC Arts Council, Department of Public Instruction and East Carolina University School of Art.

VSA International Young Soloists Award Program
A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program

Deadline for entries: February 10, 2016
Each year, outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 14-25, are recognized by the VSA International Young Soloists Competition. The Kennedy Center selects up to four winners from around the world. Applicants can apply as an instrumental or vocal soloist, or as ensembles. The competition is open to all genres. Selected musicians win a $2,500 prize, professional development activities, and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Click here for more information!



Who We Are

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!

Click here to make a donation in support of our mission! 

Sponsorship opportunities are always available. Contact our Program Coordinator at


Our sponsors are CAM Raleigh, Allure Homes, DPAC, Every Story Media, Alphin, Catering Works, Roundabout Art Collective, Maggie Clay Love Consulting, Mickels Jones Properties, North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation