Arts Learning Community for Universal Access group photo of 2019/2020 participants

Arts Learning Community for Universal Access

Raleigh Arts


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2019 - 2020 Members Learning Community Digital Scrapbook Application Process

Created in 2015, the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access is a collaborative program between the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County that brings together like-minded arts and cultural administrators who want to improve how inclusive their organizations are of the deaf community and people living with disabilities. The year-long program runs from July through June.

Apply for the 2021-2022 program

Members

* Founding Members of the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access
Advocate Organization
Betsy Ludwig* Arts Access
Kari Martin Hollinger, Carly Jones, Meg Revelle* and Stephen Wall* Arts Together
Brett Morris and Megan Sullivan* Artspace
Sarah Preston Cary Arts Center
Jaclyn Bowie and Gab Smith* CAM Raleigh
Cecilia Saloni El Pueblo
Ella Fang International Focus
Jordan Pearce Marbles Kids Museum
Emily Catherine Mealor North Carolina Arts Council
Melissa Roth North Carolina Museum of Art
Liani Yirka North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Dan Ellison and Hilary Leggette N.C. State University Gregg Museum
Mia Self N.C. State University Theatre
Meredith Laing North Carolina Symphony
Donna Mullins North Carolina Theatre
Sarah Corrin* Office of Raleigh Arts
Jamie Katz Court* and Courtney Wheeler PineCone
Fidel Benton and Meredyth Pederson Cooper Raleigh Little Theatre
Julia Meder* Sertoma Arts Center
Ragen Carlile* United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Brandon Cordrey* Visual Art Exchange
Cathy Gouge Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
Johannah Maynard Edwards Women's Theatre Festival 

2019 - 2020 Members

In its fourth year, 11 arts and cultural organizations were given the opportunity to join the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access.

Advocate Organization
Brett Morris Artspace
Krista Nance CAM Raleigh
Cecilia Saloni El Pueblo
Janine Eash and Ashley Peay-Bettini Marbles Kids Museum
Kathleen Collier North Carolina Arts Council
Melissa Roth North Carolina Museum of Art
Liani Yirka North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Dan Ellison N.C. State University Gregg Museum
Jason Spencer North Carolina Symphony
William Henry North Carolina Theatre
Johannah Maynard Edwards Women's Theatre Festival

Learning Community Digital Scrapbook

Post-it notes stuck on brown paper as part of a brainstorming session

Wanting to show that accessibility is within reach for any organization, the 2019-2020 Learning Community members created a Digital Scrapbook, capturing the processes and results of individual projects enacted at their organizations.

View the Digital Scrapbook (Word Document)

Application Process

A visually impaired woman feeling a statue while wearing gloves at NCMA

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County are partnering for a sixth year to offer a year-long arts learning community that uses a collaborative approach to advocating for and improving access to the arts for people with disabilities. Up to sixteen representatives of Raleigh and Wake County organizations will be selected to participate in this program (maximum 2 representatives/organization).

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 9 at 4 p.m.

Eligibility

  • Located within Wake County*
  • A nonprofit exempt from federal and state income tax as either a charitable organization with 501(c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service with established arts programming or a unit of municipal government

*Interested organizations located outside of Wake County should contact S.A. Corrin at sarah.corrin@raleighnc.gov to discuss their situation.

How to Apply

Before applying, please read the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access Guidelines. Eligible groups must submit the following for each proposed participant (maximum two) from their organization: 

  • Completed Arts Learning Community for Universal Access Application Form 
  • Narrative (two-page maximum) including:
    • Brief description of the organization’s current accessibility accommodations and/or programming 
    • Proposed individual’s name, job title, and a description of current work duties and experience 
    • Criteria used to select this individual 
    • Summary of anticipated benefits of participation for proposed individual and organization as a whole 

Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 9 at 4 p.m. and can be emailed to Margaret Toomey at margaret.toomey@raleighnc.gov, delivered by hand, or mailed to the Office of Raleigh Arts at 127 West Hargett Street, Suite 408, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Contact

 

S.A. Corrin
Arts Grant Director, Raleigh Arts
sarah.corrin@raleighnc.gov
919-996-4686

Margaret Toomey
Arts & Accessibility Assistant, Raleigh Arts
margaret.toomey@raleighnc.gov
919-996-4575

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