Accessible Arts Workshop Comes to Covington
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council has partnered with the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts to present a series of accessibility workshops throughout the state. The Covington workshop is free and open to all arts and cultural organizations and artists working in schools, community centers, theatres, auditoriums and other artistic environments. It will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the City of Covington Commission Chambers, 628 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011.
“Accessible Arts: Are you reaching everyone in your community?” will give people who work in arts organizations as well as artists, ideas for increasing audiences, how to make both facilities and programming more accessible and a better understanding of the law regarding issues of accessibility.
Accessibility workshops are also planned for Prestonsburg on Thursday, June 14, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Center and in Paducah on Tuesday, June 26 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.
“We hope to get to a point in Kentucky where all Kentuckians, regardless of disabilities will be able to enjoy arts experiences,” says Lori Meadows, executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council. “These workshops will separate fact from myth regarding accessibility issues and offer some practical solutions to remove barriers that people with disabilities face when considering attending arts events.”
The workshops are free and open to anyone working or volunteering in the arts and cultural sector in Kentucky, and registration is required. To register, go to http://artscouncil.ky.gov/forms/AccessibleArtsWkshp.htm. For more information contact Martha Newman, Director of Access Services, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts at email@example.com or 502-562-0711 (V), 502-562-0140 (TTY).
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The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians through the arts. Every $1 in grant funds awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council helps grantees secure $15 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.