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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 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.


Webinar for Arts Educators!

Visual Art Experiences for Students Who Are Blind or Low Vision

July 12th

Register Here

Learn how to create meaningful arts experiences for students with low vision or blindness

Join us for a webinar featuring how to create meaningful and inclusive arts experiences for students who are blind or low vision. The webinar will feature Alice Zincone, the art teacher at Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina. Alice will present concrete ideas for classroom lessons, as well as cool ideas for materials and adaptations. The workshop will also include Brandon Cordrey, the director of exhibitions at VAE Raleigh. Brandon will provide strategies to help make classroom field trips to museums and art galleries more accessible.   


Celebrating Abilities

Call for Art - The Kennedy Center
The Office of VSA and Accessbility, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts & Disability Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, proudly presents its annual International Arts Program for Children with Disabiities. 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.
For more information, visit the VSA International Art Program for Children with Disabilities web page. 
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!

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Sponsorship opportunities are always available. Contact our Program Coordinator at