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Resources NC Region 3

Arts Access Region 3 Map Western NC Chalotte, Winston Salem, Greensboro and more. Greater Triangle & Sandhills Areas Eastern & Coastal NC

Region 3 covers these North Carolina counties:

Alamance, Bladen, Brunswick, Caswell, Chatham, Columbus, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Person, Robeson, Sampson, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, Wilson

Alliance of Disability Advocates- Center for Independent Living
401 Oberlin Road, Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 833-1117

Established in 2004, Alliance of Disability Advocates, Center for Independent Living (Alliance), is committed to assisting people with disabilities to live independently and become productive full participants in society. As a small nonprofit, Alliance utilizes extensive networking and collaboration in order to meet the needs of people with disabilities. ADA-CIL provides Brailling services for a fee. Call their office for details.

Brushes With Life
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry
Chapel Hill, NC

Brushes with Life is a creative arts program for people in treatment OASIS and STEP; members of Club Nova, a local clubhouse for persons with mental illness; and other select community programs in the Chapel Hill area.

Through the creation of visual art, poetry, film, and music, participants find healing and move toward recovery. By connecting with the larger community around their work, they promote a broader understanding of the human side of mental illness.

First in Families of North Carolina
3109 University Drive Ste. 100, Durham, NC 27707  (919) 251-8368

First in Families of North Carolina is a state-wide non-profit supporting individuals with Developmental Disabilities and/or Traumatic Brain Injuries and their families. FIFNC helps people with disabilities and their families to believe in their dreams, achieve their goals and give back to others.

Governor Morehead School State Library for the Blind
309 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, N.C. 27606 (919) 733-6381

The Governor Morehead School for the Blind will educate, advocate, and provide resources for all North Carolina students with visual impairment, their families, and the professionals who serve them.The GMS also provides Brailling services. Call their office for more details.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Campus Box 7306  Raleigh, NC 27695  (919) 515-3503

The North Carolina State University Gregg Museum of Art & Design collects, interprets and exhibits exemplary hand and machine-made objects to foster learning and understanding of the cultures of North Carolina and the world.

Hearing Loss Association of North Carolina

Wake Chapter- (919) 469-0924 

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, educations, advocacy and support. There are several local HLA Chapters in North Carolina.  Features link to a schedule and descriptions of Open Captioned Movies, when available.

North Carolina Arts Council 

109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 807-6500

Extensive Arts Inclusion Resources

North Carolina Arts for Health - "the gathering place of people who promote the arts as essential to the health and well being of individuals and communities".

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

1841 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27635 (919) 733-4376

"A special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability." Features audio described videos

PineCone-Piedmont Council of Traditional Music

PO Box 28534, Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 664-8333

Mission: To preserve, present and promote traditional music, dance and other folk performing arts. PineCone presents free and ticketed music programs; large-print program notes are available at concerts at monthly free concerts at the NC Museum of History. We strive to make performances accessible.

Pullen Arts Center- Raleigh Parks & Recreation

Eliza Kiser -Pullen Arts Center, Director

City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department

105 Pullen Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607   (919) 996-6126

Pullen Arts Center offers a wide variety of visual arts classes to adults and children, including Art4Fun Summer Camp, pottery, painting, bookmaking, printmaking, and weaving. Pullen Arts Center is part of Raleigh's Parks & Recreation Department, and we welcome the participation of all individuals. Raleigh Parks and Recreation will provide reasonable accommodations to facilitate program participation. To help us plan and provide for possible accommodations, please register at least two weeks prior to the program start date. To learn more about upcoming programs or for information on how to register, please call Pullen Arts Center at 919-996-6126.

Southeast Center for Arts Integration

2310 Stansbury Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 942-4264

Mission: To foster the creation, dissemination, evaluation and improvement of arts integration programs. We provide information and experiences to teachers and teaching artists that will empower them to engage their students in learning for the twenty-first century and beyond.

The Raleigh Review

2008 1/2 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC 27608  (919) 744-9612

Raleigh Review is a national award winning literary & arts magazine with an online poetry audio archive.

Through Our Eyes Project

The Through Our Eyes Project (TOEP) is dedicated to promoting inclusion through it's creative arts programs and to providing education and training for audiences, businesses, schools, social organizations and all groups that work with a diversified population.

Touchable Art Gallery at Duke University Eye Center

2351 Erwin Road Durham, NC  27710 (919) 684.0401

The Touchable Art Gallery is designed to allow everyone including those with visual impairments to enjoy art in a unique way. It features sculpture, ceramics and fabric art from our permanent collection of over 200 works of art, including work by artists who are visually impaired.  The Gallery, located off the reception area of the Duke Eye Center, is open weekdays.

Triangle ArtWorks

3119 Burnamwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

 Mission: To provide the services, support and resources necessary to cultivate and ensure a vibrant creative community in the Triangle region of North Carolina.

Triangle Radio Reading Service (TRRS)

211 East Six Forks Road, Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27609  919-832-5138

The Triangle Radio Reading Service connects people who are blind and print impaired to each other, their communities, and families by delivering news, information, and entertainment using the latest audio technology.

The TRRS broadcast signal covers the entire counties of Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, and Wake. It can also be heard in significant parts of Cumberland, Franklin, Guilford, Hoke, Johnston, Montgomery, Nash, Rockingham, Vance, and Warren Counties.

Universal Design Initiative: Center for Universal Design

College of Design
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8613 Raleigh, NC 27695-8613

An initiative of the College of Design at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC, the Center conducts original research on usability, disseminates information on UD, and provides training and technical assistance to the public, businesses, students, educators, and government organizations. The Center’s work promotes Universal Design —the idea that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should be usable by everyone regardless of their age, ability, or circumstance.