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Accessibility in the Arts Workshop

Authored on
July 10, 2019

Accessibility in the Arts Workshop Available in St. Cloud

VSA Minnesota, the statewide organization whose mission is to create a community where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in and access the arts, will be closing its doors at the end of September. This will mean that the “one-stop shop for arts access” for which our organization has been known will no longer be around. Craig Dunn, the organization’s Executive Director, will be in St. Cloud, MN to do a final “brain download” of arts access and disability awareness information as a service to the state arts community. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, July 30 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Central Library, Bremer Community Rm. 104, 1300 W St Germain St., St. Cloud 56301.

The workshop is designed to share accessibility and disability information that has been collected, compiled and developed by VSA Minnesota staff over the past 33 years and to answer questions about audience accommodations, disability etiquette and emerging trends in the field of arts access. Electronic resource lists, internet links and suggestions of people to contact will be made available to all attendees at the three-hour gathering. Light refreshments will also be provided.

The target audience is arts administrators, board members and any others interested in access to the arts for people with disabilities. There is no charge to attend but, so that we know how many might attend and so we can meet the various communication needs of participants, we ask that you provide VSA (Craig Dunn at or 612-332-3888) with responses to the following three questions:

1. What is your name & what organization(s) do you work/volunteer with?

2. Which workshop will you attend (St. Paul, St. Cloud, Rochester, Detroit Lakes, Grand Rapids)?

3. Does your participation require an ASL interpreter, a deaf/blind interpreter, or real-time captioning (CART)?

These workshops are supported by a services grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to assist us in transferring our organizational knowledge to the Minnesota arts community.

Should you have any questions about these presentations, email or call Craig Dunn at or 612-332-3888.

Craig Dunn, Executive Director, VSA Minnesota

528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 305, Minneapolis, MN 55403