Architecture, Accessibility and the Arts Workshop at the Lexington Opera House
FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts are partnering to present a workshop for arts and cultural organizations throughout Kentucky focused on making arts spaces accessible.
The workshop, Architecture, Accessibility and the Arts, is designed primarily to help organizations understand architectural obligations for accessible spaces and provide resources and information on accessibility. The Lexington Opera House and the City of Covington will be used as models for architectural accessibility, including discussion with the architects and the leadership responsible for the redesign of the Lexington Opera House.
Presenters are David Carter, AIA and Steve Brown of Sherman Carter Barnhart; Mary Lyons, Arts District Manager and Kathie Hickey, Renaissance Manager of the City of Covington; and Martha M. Newman, Director of Access Services, the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
Architecture, Accessibility and the Arts, will be held on Thursday, May 22, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT at the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street, Lexington, Ky. The workshop is 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/forms/AccessibleArts.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.
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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.