Accessibility Reimbursement grants range from $200 to $1,000 and offset expenses incurred by Oregon’s nonprofit arts organizations to ensure public access to all individuals who want to participate.
The following are ways to create more accessible facilities and programs for under $100. These ideas have been compiled from the participants at the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) conferences for Arts administrators and managers over the past 5 years.
Betty Siegel, Director of Accessibility
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Of the 54 million American adults who identify themselves as disabled, only seven million use a visible device, such as a wheelchair, service animal, or white cane. Even taking into account others whose disability may somehow be visible; the number of people who have hidden disabilities is enormous.
An archive of news releases detailing the Arts Commission's developments, actions, and impact throughout Oregon.
The Oregon Arts Commission meets in person each quarter. All meetings are open to the public.
Meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made 48 hours before a meeting to Kat Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-986-0082 (v) 800-735-2900 (TTY).
Access to Arts Education in Oregon Schools is a statewide searchable database meant to reveal the range and availability of arts classes offered in Oregon schools.
The Oregon Arts Commission has named David Huff its Assistant Director, effective May 17, 2013. Huff joins the Arts Commission from The Arts Center in Corvallis, where he has been executive director for the past two years. Prior to that, he was the Curator and Exhibition Coordinator at Pro Arts, the largest community-supported arts nonprofit in Oakland, CA.
The Oregon Arts Commission has elected Julie Vigeland of Portland as commission chair and Henry Sayre of Bend as vice chair.