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Dear Friend of Arts Access,

The 2014-2015 program year was a year of celebration as we commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 31 years of Arts Access making the arts in North Carolina more accessible to children and adults with disabilities. Program highlights:  

  • Provided information, support and advocacy to over 2,800 North Carolinians, including working face-to-face with over 1,300 community members.
  • Conducted 29 workshops, community meetings, presentations and artist residencies across the state.
  • Audio Described 69 performances around the Triangle and Triad and held two trainings to expand Audio Description services across the state.
  • Collaborated with CAM Raleigh, Artspace, Pinecone/IBMA, Visual Art Exchange, NC Museum of Art, NC Museum of History, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Wake Enterprises, Woman’s Club of Raleigh, Governor Morehead School for the Blind, and Raleigh Little Theatre to provide inclusive art opportunities for artists and patrons with disabilities.
  • Fostered Inclusive Arts Communities across the state of North Carolina including Wilmington, Charlotte and Asheville.

 As you plan your end of year charitable contributions, please remember Arts Access and help us continue to provide, support, and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. 

 Thank you for your support!


Betsy Ludwig, Executive Director 

Arts Access An Evening with Friends
Roundabout Art Collective
Thursday, December 3, 6:00-8:00 PM
Join us for a casual evening of inclusive art, music, food and drinks. Sneak preview of artist King Nobuyoshi Godwin's newest exhibit!

The event is free, but we ask you consider donating to our annual fundraising campaign. Every dollar raised during our fundraising campaign and this event will go towards creating and supporting inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities.

Call 919.833.9919 or e-mail for questions or more information.


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Click to watch this video about Arts Access

BIG thanks to Every Story Media for putting this fim together


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