A Series of Fortunate Events written in Green

Arts Access is delighted to present the 2023 Series of Fortunate Events (SOFE)

We’re excited to highlight creativity and diversity while promoting the work of artists and performers with disabilities.

About the Series

Arts Access North Carolina presents the Series of Fortunate Events (SOFE) annually, to highlight the diversity and creativity that exists within disability communities. Arts Access NC uses SOFE as a platform to promote the work of artists and performers with disabilities.

About Arts Access

Arts Access NC is North Carolina’s only non-profit organization dedicated solely to making the arts accessible to children and adults with disabilities. The organization was founded in 1984 by a group of dedicated residents who were actively involved in North Carolina’s growing cultural arts community, but wanted to make sure the community was inclusive to everyone. They started with the simple action of donating wheelchairs to venues around the Triangle, and those small acts started a movement that led to Arts Access serving over 2,500 North Carolinians annually. Today, Arts Access is nationally recognized for its work at the intersection of arts and disability.

Arts Access has spent the past 40 years advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, working with cultural arts organizations to build inclusive programming, and working with schools to ensure K-12 arts curriculum is inclusive and accessible to students with disabilities.



Durham County Library
NC Museum of Art

Presenting Sponsor

Puffin Foundation West


Maggie Clay Love Consulting
Martha Needels Keravuori


Brandon Cordrey & Brent Simoneaux
Eileen Bagnall
Michelle Davis Petelinz
Kindred Spirits Studios


Ken and Merilee Adams

SOFE: Film Event Sponsor

Deja Barber

SOFE: Book Event Sponsor

Deja Barber


Gary & Jane Smith