Arts & Access

For more information, contact Randall Forte, Executive Director.

 

Arts & Access is a yearlong celebration commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act through the lens of the arts. The celebration launched on July 24, 2015, with a monthly series of varied arts events highlighting the accessibility of the region’s cultural organizations.

The Miracle Cheerleaders
The Miracle Cheerleaders lead in a cheer to “Pledge on!” at our successful Launch Party on July 24, 2015.

The Lehigh Valley has a rich, diverse arts culture, but too often those experiences were closed to people with various disabilities. Thankfully, that is changing.

After nearly eighteen months in development, more than 30 cultural organizations have teamed up with social service agencies to create a schedule of more than 40 performances, exhibitions, film screenings, public meetings and lectures through June 2016, to intentionally reach people with disabilities and their families and friends.

Arts & Access was founded by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council and the Disability Friendly Community to bring the arts and social service communities together in order to:

  • Raise public awareness
  • Expand cultural access to all people with disabilities
  • Build audiences for cultural organizations
  • Create a more inclusive region

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


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Accessibility 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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  • Artist in Recovery – Monthly Art Exhibits
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  • Me and My Girl – AD & OC Performance
  • Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story
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  • DaPooch – Sensory Friendly Children’s Performance
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Upcoming Arts & Access Events

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