Arts & Access

For more information, contact Zach Kleemeyer, Community Engagement Coordinator.

Arts & Access Always

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is committed to ensuring Arts & Access Always and expanding cultural access to all people by offering the community grant incentives, marketing, and professional development support.

            

OUR MISSION CONTINUES:
to engage all citizens in the Lehigh Valley, intentionally securing the participation of all abilities, regardless of physical, sensory, or cognitive limitation, both as audience members and/or providers in the dance, theatrical, musical, visual, literary or media arts.

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Disability-Friendly events

Browse this calendar for accessible performances, film screenings, exhibitions, lectures, and public meetings scheduled in the Lehigh Valley. You will also find events that feature the stories of individuals living with a disability. The accommodations you require or the topic of interest are represented by the icons.

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  • Peter and the Starcatcher — AD & OC Performance

Upcoming Arts & Access Events

1 event date found
    Nov 23 to Dec 10
    Visionaries of the Light
    Category
    Exhibition
    Category
    Visual Arts
    Time
    9:00am – 7:00pm
    Location
    The Gallery at Rauch Business Center
    Presented by Lehigh University
    Phone
    610-758-3615

    Organized by NAEMI (National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill)

    Curated by Ricardo Viera

    Art heals. In 1988, Juan Martin worked as a counselor to mentally ill persons in Miami where he encouraged patients to create art as a way to distract themselves from their troubles. From these beginnings Juan Martin established NAEMI (National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill) to promote these incredible artists and to dispel the negativity associated with mental illness. Lehigh University Art
    Galleries / Teaching Museum is proud to present a selection from the NAEMI collection in the exhibition NAEMI: Visionaries of the Light, curated by LUAG Director/Chief Curator Ricardo Viera. The exhibition explores the wide range of photographic mediums; from pinhole photography, to photo collage, and sculptures incorporating photography from artists that do not conform to any “official pattern.”

    This exhibit runs from August 28 to December 9, 2017

    More Info
    Accessible
    Mental Health

Promote Your Accessible Event

Unite with us to improve access for all

Now is the time to embrace the value of the arts as a catalyst for change. By becoming more accessible, the cultural community reaps the benefits of new partnerships, new audiences, and a new relevance to the community we serve.

Compete the form to submit your event to be included in our Arts & Access Always calendar listings:

Online Submission Form

PDF Submission Form

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council reserves the right to only include event submissions that are in line with the mission of Arts & Access.

Greater Inclusion Grant OPPORTUNITY

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council offers small matching grants to cultural organizations to support their efforts to produce or present a first-time disability-friendly event. For funding support, nonprofits may apply to ONE of the following:

  1. A matching grant up to $500 to contract an artist with a disability to perform, exhibit, design or produce a public art event.
  2. A matching grant of up to $300 to accommodate an otherwise underserved segment of the community with disabilities, including but not limited to, individuals with hearing and visual loss, autism, mental health illness, or physical limitations.

The Greater Inclusion Grant is designed to help fund a new initiative that meets the following criteria:

  • The event must occur in 2018; one application per calendar year.
  • Applications must commit to providing customer service training to box office staff and volunteers (local agencies offer this training free-of-charge).
  • The event should reflect the Arts & Access mission and goals.
  • The award recipient is required to submit an evaluation of the event, including number of attendees with disabilities, plus families and friends.

CONTACT THE LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL FOR MORE INFORMATION.