A Series of Fortunate Events

Arts Access is delighted to present the 2021 Series of Fortunate Events (SOFE)
SOFE Reimagined in 2020 saw great success when we moved to a virtual platform for the events. This year will build off that momentum with virtual
programming, along with options for in person viewing of art and art making at home for kids and adults.

SOFE 2021 Program!

About the Series

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

About Arts Access

Arts Access is North Carolina‚Äôs 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 37 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 kids with disabilities.



City of Raleigh – Block Gallery
Laurie and Scott Secor


Ann and Jim McGrath
Charlotte Russell Contemporary
Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
Martha Keravuori


Amy Bush Commercial
Betsy and Warren Ludwig
Brandon Cordrey and Brent Simoneaux
Maggie Clay Love Consulting
Raleigh Mortgage Group


Cassie Proper
Dan Ellison
Ellen Blair in honor of Martha Keravuori
Every Story Media
Glickman-Tegeler Associates
Peggy and Eleanor Jones
Woman’s Club of Raleigh
Wake Federation of the Blind
Kim Tyler Art
NC DHHS – Division of Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Glickman-Tegeler Associates
Sondra Cooke
Studio Q. Media Productions


Kelsey Crompton Design
NC ADA Network
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh Arts