Arts Access Chautauqua

VSA Minnesota at The Cowles Center

Minnesota artists, arts administrators and arts participants with disabilities will come together for this statewide celebration of artists with disabilities and greater accessibility to the arts since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law 25 years ago. In forums, presentations, showcases and a public performance (7:30 Friday), Minnesotans with and without disabilities will speak, perform, exhibit and discuss as musicians, actors, storytellers, dancers, writers, visual artists and audience members. In addition to acknowledging successes, the Arts Access Chautauqua will recognize and show artistically the emergence of people with disabilities as active members of the Minnesota arts community; identify challenges that continue to serve as barriers to full inclusion of people with disabilities in the arts; clarify best practices for arts organizations to serve people with disabilities more effectively; and explore new opportunities to fully engage people with disabilities with the arts.

An Arts Access Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board makes this event possible.


Sep 25
Fri @ 8:00am
Sep 26
Sat @ 8:00am