Arts & Access Always

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.

 

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS      CULTURAL ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES      PROUD CELEBRANTS

On July 12, 2018 the Arts Council produced Champions of Inclusion, the Lehigh Valley’s first-ever cultural accessibility trade fair. Held at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, the event highlighted six cultural organizations and six human service organizations as the regions leaders of cultural accessibility. A panel discussion and presentation featuring local experts in the field broke up the trade fair, and a performance by celebrated comedian Josh Blue capped off the event.

Look back at Champions of Inclusion

Promote Your Accessible Event

Unite with us to expand your reach and increase 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.

To have your accessible event included in our online Arts & Access Always calendar, please compete one of these forms:

Online Submission Form          PDF Submission Form

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

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.

November 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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  • Brigadoon– AD & OC Performance
29 30 31 1 2
  • Artists in Recovery Exhibit
3
  • Special Needs Art Classes
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • Special Needs Art Classes
11 12 13
  • Art Can
14 15 16 17
  • Special Needs Art Classes
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
  • Special Needs Art Classes
25 26 27
  • Art Can
28 29 30 1
  • Special Needs Art Classes
  • Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley — AD & OC Performance

Arts & Access Events: Deaf & Hard of Hearing

4 event dates found
    Dec 01
    Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley -- AD & OC Performance
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    2:00pm
    Location
    The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, Main Stage
    Presented by DeSales University
    Phone
    610.282.1100

    Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather for Christmas at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy.

    By Lauren Gundersom & Margot Melcon
    Directed by John Bell

    Tickets: Adult: $30; Senior/Student: $28

     

    More Info Buy Online
    Accessible
    Audio Description
    Blind & Low Vision
    Deaf & Hard of Hearing
    Open Captioning
    Feb 23
    The Cherry Orchard -- AD & OC Performance
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    8:00pm
    Location
    The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, Main Stage
    Presented by DeSales University
    Phone
    610.282.1100

    The aristocratic Gayev family are sociable, intelligent, caring, and hopelessly in debt. Unless they can find funding, their huge estate – including its much-loved cherry orchard -will go to auction. Ages 10+

    By Anton Chekhov | Translated by Stephen Karam
    Directed by Anne Lewis

    Tickets: Adults $25, Senior/Student $23

    More Info Buy Online
    Accessible
    Audio Description
    Blind & Low Vision
    Deaf & Hard of Hearing
    Open Captioning
    Apr 13
    The Princess King -- AD & ASL Performance
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    12:30pm
    Location
    he Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, Schubert Theater
    Presented by DeSales University
    Phone
    610.282.1100

    Come curl up with a bedtime story as our senior theatre majors present a tale of love, loyalty, and a little bit of lasagna!

    By Jeff Fluharty

    Tickets: Adult/Senior $12, Children $11

    More Info Buy Online
    Accessible
    American Sign Language
    Audio Description
    Deaf & Hard of Hearing
    May 04
    Pippin -- AD & OC Performance
    Category
    Theatre
    Time
    2:00pm
    Location
    The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, Main Stage
    Presented by DeSales University
    Phone
    610.282.1100

    Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Pippin tells of the poignant story of a young man’s journey to be estraordinary.

    Book by Roger O. Hirson | Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
    Directed by Dennis Razze

    Tickets: Adult $32; Senior/Student $30

     

    More Info Buy Online
    Accessible
    Audio Description
    Blind & Low Vision
    Deaf & Hard of Hearing
    Open Captioning

Incentive Grants for Greater inclusion

In March 2017, the Board of Directors of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council adopted the following vision statement:  “To be the leader of arts advocacy in the Lehigh Valley and ensure access to the arts for people of all abilities. Within that spirit of greater inclusion, the Arts Council is offering three Incentive Grants for Greater Inclusion in 2018 to cultural nonprofits to encourage adopting cultural access as a core value of their organization.

2018 Grant opportunities

Each of the matching grants are designed to help fund a new arts initiative. For funding support, nonprofits may apply for one of the following grants, and must be members of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council.