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Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) Conference

Join us August 1-5 in Raleigh!


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Join us August 1-5, 2022 for the return of The Kennedy Center's Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) conference in Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center!

LEAD® Conference Registration

The LEAD® conference not only introduces those new to the field to cultural accessibility solutions, but provides, for beginners and experts alike, ongoing learning, support, camaraderie, and inspiration—necessary fuel for anyone working to change the status quo.

Learn more about the LEAD® Conference

Raleigh Convention Center Accessibility Information

This “Welcome to Raleigh” video showcases the Raleigh Convention Center's accessibility features, including drop-off areas, entrances, accessible restrooms, elevators and escalators, sensory kits, and rooms within the facility.

Raleigh Convention Center Accessibility Overview

Volunteer and attend the LEAD® Conference!

The Kennedy Center’s Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disabilities (LEAD®) Conference will be hosted in Raleigh, and it is right around the corner, August 1-5! Volunteer sign-ups are now open and listed below. Each link provides you with a summary of duties and details regarding the position, as well as all available shifts by date, time, and location. Volunteers should be comfortable working with and assisting people with disabilities. Patient, friendly and helpful attitudes are a must!

In appreciation of your volunteer service, volunteers are welcome to attend LEAD® conference sessions on their volunteer date. Volunteers working day shifts are provided with lunch and the opportunity to attend conference sessions on the date on which they volunteer. Work a morning shift and enjoy the conference all afternoon! Volunteers working an evening or off-site event at which a meal is being served will be provided a meal. View the LEAD® conference agenda

Emails with additional details regarding training, parking, check-in, and more will be sent to volunteers as we get closer to conference time.

Questions?

Please feel free to reach out to Jamie Katz Court or Julia Meder.

If your question is related to an issue with the sign-up page or process, contact Olinda Oliveira

Upcoming Disability Arts Events & Inclusive Performances

An exhibition by Ann Roth entitled Serendipity hangs in a gallery space at Artspace

The Raleigh arts community will add to the LEAD® programming with special events before, during, and after the conference. Events include exhibitions, sensory-friendly experiences, theater productions, and more - including the Raleigh Roam Around, an evening of disability arts events and inclusive performances all over the city.

Learn more about Upcoming Disability Arts Events & Inclusive Performances

Disability, the Arts and Raleigh: Inclusive by Design Blog Series

The Raleigh Arts Plan lays out the creative vision for this Southern capital as “a community connected through arts and culture, where every person is empowered to lead the creative life they envision.” Produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts and writer and 2019 Piedmont Laureate David Menconi, this series, published on VisitRaleigh’s website, explores how that vision is playing out when it comes to Deaf and disability community members in the city.

Read the Disability, the Arts and Raleigh: Inclusive by Design series 

Arts Learning Community for Universal Access

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

Interested in doing more with accessibility than just going to LEAD®? Consider joining the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access. This program includes an accessibility technical assistance grant and participation in a yearlong peer cohort focusing on decreasing barriers to arts participation using an inclusive design approach.

Learn more about the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access and the application process

Contact

 

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

Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Categories:
Raleigh Arts
Board, Commission or Committee:
Arts Commission
Related Services:
Arts GrantsUniversal Access & the ArtsArts Resources

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