Accessible Arts Workshops Offered in Louisville, Frankfort and Lexington
FRANKFORT, Ky.—The Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts have partnered to present a series of accessibility workshops. The first workshop will be in Louisville and is free and open to staff members and volunteers of arts and cultural organizations. It will be held on Wednesday, April 2, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT in the Mary Anderson Room at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 West Main Street in downtown Louisville.
A Legal Look at Accessibility features attorneys R. Douglas Burchett and Pamela J. Ledford of Blackburn Hundley & Domene, PLLC, and Martha Newman who will present case studies and answer questions related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the legal issues involved in making facilities and programs accessible.
“We are happy to continue this partnership with the Kentucky Center to help organizations realize the responsibilities and the opportunities involved in making the arts accessible to everyone,” said Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows.
The next accessibility workshop, Making Art Accessible to People with Disabilities: Over One Million Potential Customers in Kentucky, for artists working in schools, community centers, theatres, auditoriums and other artistic environments, is planned for Frankfort on Tuesday, April 22, from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. EDT at the Paul Sawyier Public Library.
A third accessibility workshop focusing on architecture, renovation and arts spaces is being offered in Lexington with dates and location to be confirmed.
The workshops are free and open to anyone working or volunteering in the arts and cultural sector in Kentucky; pre-registration is required. To register, go to http://artscouncil.ky.gov/wkshops.htm. For more information contact Martha Newman at email@example.com or 502-562-0711 (V), 502-562-0140 (TTY).
The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, invests in programs that develop vibrant communities, provide lifelong education in the arts and support arts participation. Every $1 invested in operating support grants by the Kentucky Arts Council leverages $24 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government.