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.
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’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 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.
Brandon Cordrey and Brent Simoneaux
Maggie Clay Love Consulting
Betsy and Warren Ludwig
City of Raleigh – Block Gallery
North Carolina Museum of Art