Enjoy! June 2024

Open Flow Forum  The Artists with Disabilities Alliance meets via Zoom 7-9 p.m. June 6 and July 11. Virtually join […]

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Open Flow Forum 

The Artists with Disabilities Alliance meets via Zoom 7-9 p.m. June 6 and July 11. Virtually join artists with disabilities and supporters to share visual art, writing, music, theater and artistic efforts or disability issues. Facilitators are Tara Innmon and Andy Sturdevant from Springboard for the Arts. Anyone needing accommodations including ASL interpreting or captioning contact Andy. Funding available for access needs. FFI: 651-294-0907, [email protected], [email protected] 

Making arts accessible 

Several workshops in June will offer different ways of making the arts more accessible to people with disabilities. The workshops are offered by the Minnesota Association of Community Theatres with funding from the Metro Regional Arts Council. Workshops will be held on Saturdays. Preregister. Learn about workshops, registration fees at mn-act.net FFI: Jon, 612-819-0949. 

Resources to Enjoy! 

The Enjoy! listings are for arts events, banquets, fundraisers, walks and other fun events by and for disability services organizations. Schedules may be subject to change, so check with a venue or organization before making plans. Arrange for disability accommodations well in advance at any event. 

Disability service organizations typically send e-news blasts and have social media. Both are ways to find out about events. 

The Minnesota Access Alliance (MNAA) provides an Accessible Arts & Culture Calendar for arts patrons who use accessibility accommodations such as audio description, captioning, ASL interpreting and sensory-friendly accommodations. More details at https://calendar.mnaccess.org. Be sure to check the listing or venue to find out any COVID-19 protocols and if an advance reservation is needed for an accessibility service. 

Submit accessible events to the MNAA Calendar and MinnesotaPlaylist.com. 
To receive a free monthly events calendar, email [email protected] and/or [email protected]. Ask for the entire events list or specific lists for ASL interpreting, captioning, audio description, sensory-friendly accommodations or disability-related topics. 

For other accessibility resources or upcoming webinars presented by MNAA, sign up for emails at Minnesota Access Alliance

Post Your Events Online 

Access Press is moving more event listings online. There is a word limit and we require that those posting information include event costs as well as accommodations. Are ASL and AD offered? Is there companion seating? A quiet room? Fidgets? COVID-19 protocols? 

Accommodations are much more than a ramp for many of us. That kind of information can help someone decide whether or not to attend an event. 

To post an event, go to Add an Event. This is for Minnesota-focused, disability community events. it is not for business advertising for events that aren’t sponsored by a disability group or organization or that do not have a disability focus.  Consider that a small web or print ad can also generate interest in an upcoming event. For questions about ads, email [email protected] 

Access Press reserves the right to reject events if they do not meet our guidelines. Call the editor at 651-644-2133 ext. 1 or email [email protected] with events questions. 

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