When: Thursday, 3/30/17, 9 am- 3:30 pm Central Time
Where: Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) 601 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101 Bowling Green KY
Or call 270-904-7019; $10 reservation fee
After a successful first summit in 2016 that celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Kentucky Arts Council, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, VSA Kentucky, and SKyPAC will host the state’s 2nd Annual Cultural Accessibility Summit at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green, KY.
On Thursday, March 30, cultural partners will gather to celebrate arts access and strategize ways to make Bowling Green and other communities in Kentucky even more accessible to arts patrons of all abilities. Discussion topics will include practical tips for arts inclusion as well as strategies for local, regional, and national advocacy for arts access.
Representatives from cultural organizations such as museums and theaters, K-12 teachers, arts specialists and exceptional education teachers, access service providers, and university students in arts, education, or academic programs supporting the needs of people with disabilities, are all encouraged to attend this event.
“Our hope is to attract participants with a variety of interests who have come to explore disability and the arts, said Kentucky Arts Council Community Arts and Access Director Sarah Schmitt “Whether you work at museum and want to improve services to patrons, you are teacher who wants be knowledgeable about taking students with disabilities to performances, or if you’re a family member of a person with a disability, your presence and voice is going to improve everyone else’s understanding in this growing area of need.”
Kentucky’s Second Annual Cultural Accessibility Summit will be held at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, or SKyPAC. Reservations are required. For event information and registration, go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=p6wleccab&oeidk=a07edvlnu848fc96a9e Accessibility services, including Real Time captioning, assisted listening, American Sign Language interpretation and other access requests are provided for this event. Please note your request for an accommodation when you register.
Event Speakers include:
- Lawrence Carter-Long, Public Affairs Specialist for the National Council on Disability, Washington D.C.
- Blake Noland, Information Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Stacy Ridgway, Manager of Access Services at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
- Delaire Rowe, Executive Director, VSA Kentucky