Accessibility and the Arts
One of the principles that guides the work of the Kentucky Arts Council is diversity. We believe that
arts programs and services should be accessible to all people and communities of the Commonwealth. The
arts council recognizes that people with disabilities are artists and arts stakeholders with a quantifiable
impact on Kentucky’s arts, culture and economy. Through training, consultation and example, the Kentucky
Arts Council encourages and supports all of the arts and cultural organizations in Kentucky in making arts
venues accessible and making arts programming inclusive. It is the law, it is good business and it is in
the equal spirit of the arts.
All Kentucky Arts Council public events are hosted in accessible spaces and feature sign language interpretation upon request. We will make every effort to fulfill other requested accommodations.
Images from "identity," an exhibit about disability
Diane Arthur Smallwood
Torn: A Day in my Life
Accessibility Advisory Network
The Kentucky Arts Council maintains an accessibility advisory group composed of knowledgeable individuals serving as a network and resource for discussing accessibility as it applies to the arts in Kentucky. Members represent the interests of different groups within the community of people with disabilities; educate and advise the arts council about the social issues related to accessibility as they apply to the arts; and serve as consultants to artists and arts organization in matters of accessibility. Membership acceptance for this group is ongoing. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-3757, ext. 492.
Rachel Payne Rodgers
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Accessibility Site Visits and Assessments
The Kentucky Arts Council provides free accessibility site visits and consultations to Kentucky arts and cultural organizations such as museums, theaters, galleries and community arts centers. For more information contact email@example.com or 502-892-3116.
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts access services
Center for Accessible Living
American Printing House for the Blind
Kentucky School for the Blind
- Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Creative Diversity
Regional and National Resources
Americans with Disabilities Act
- National Endowment for the Arts
- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
- NIAD Art Center
- National Arts and Disability Center
- Institute for Human Centered Design
Page last updated: October 12, 2016
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