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Engaging People with Disabilities in the Arts

One of every five Minnesotans lives with a disability. How many are actually attending arts events? Are arts organizations addressing their hearing, vision, mobility, sensory and other needs? What can theatres, music venues, cinemas, art galleries and other cultural centers do to be more open and inviting to people with disabilities?

To address these questions and opportunities, the Metro Regional Arts Council will host VSA Minnesota in presenting a workshop, “Engaging People with Disabilities in the Arts: Could, Should or Must,” on Friday, March 8, from 9 am to noon at the MRAC offices, 2324 University Ave. W., #114, in St. Paul (next to the Raymond Avenue Green Line stop).

Presenters will be VSA staff Craig Dunn, executive director, and Jon Skaalen, access programs coordinator, and board member Sam Jasmine, who also hosts KFAI-FM’s weekly show, “Disability and Progress.”

RSVP online at https://mrac.org/event/engaging-people-with-disabilities-in-the-arts-could-should-or-must/. For questions or accessibility accommodations, contact MRAC at 651-523-6388 or bethany@mrac.org.

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