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VSA Access: There’s still time to submit a proposal to present at the LEAD Conference in Boston, MA!

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  LEAD is a unique space for developing best practices; sharing resources and information; engaging in conversations; and learning practical methods for designing inclusive arts experiences and environments. There are a variety of formats to fit different presenting styles and topics – from day-long capacity building workshops to 80-minute conference...
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VSA Playwright Discovery Program 2023: Call for entries

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Each year, young writers with disabilities enrolled in high school (generally, ages 14-19) are invited to submit a ten-minute script for the opportunity to participate in a playwrights program. The script should have at least two characters, incorporate an engaging plot, and move the audience through an emotional or entertaining experience all within...
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VSA International Young Musicians Competition

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Each year young musicians (ages 14-25) with disabilities compete to receive the VSA International Young Musicians Award ($2,000 USD) and the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This program is open to musicians of all genres (classical, jazz, hip hop, bluegrass, rock, and more). Review eligibility requirements and application details on the Kennedy Center Website....
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SMAC Arts Needs Assessment 2022

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Last month SMAC started conducting our Needs Assessment initiatives to learn how we can better serve YOU and YOUR COMMUNITY as YOUR regional arts council! Please take SMAC’s 2022 Needs Assessment Survey SW MN Arts  Council is hoping to receive input from individuals, organizations, and communities in the SW Minnesota region,...
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Accessible Arts & Culture Events in September & October 2022

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Updated 9-2-2022 The Minnesota Access Alliance (MNAA) provides this Accessible Arts & Culture Calendar for patrons who use accessibility accommodations such as Audio Description, Captioning, ASL interpreting and sensory-friendly accommodations. Link to more details at https://calendar.mnaccess.org. Be sure to check the listing or venue to find out its COVID-19 protocol and...
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Perpich Professional Development and Resource Programs (PDR)

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Professional Development and Resource Programs (PDR) Wendy Barden, PhD – Director wendy.barden@pcae.k12.mn.us PDR Overarching Goal Through professional development statewide, build teacher and administrator capacity to provide innovative, inclusive, standards-based, measurable, and student centered learning in and through the arts. In every program, they strive to: ● Address teacher isolation and...
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Poetry in the Parks: Worthington

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Blue Mounds State Park Saturday, August 27 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Free Register for Poetry event here by Friday, August 12 Bus transportation will be provided from Nobles County Library – 407 12th St, Worthington View pdf flyer in English View pdf flyer in Spanish What does...
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Accessible Arts & Culture Events!

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The Minnesota Access Alliance (MNAA) provides this Accessible Arts & Culture Calendar for patrons who use accessibility accommodations such as Audio Description, Captioning, ASL interpreting and sensory-friendly accommodations. The links in these accessible events go to more details at https://calendar.mnaccess.org. Be sure to check the listing or the venue to find...
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Join MN Access Alliance Hour

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Do you manage accessibility initiatives in an organization? Are you an artist or audience member with disabilities? Do you support people with disabilities in creative work and cultural participation? Join the Minnesota Access Alliance and others committed to raising the bar for accessibility across the culture and arts sectors at the MNAA Access Hour. This informal virtual drop-in...
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