Alternate ROOTS Launches Scholarships for Differently Abled Artists

We are very excited to hear about this new inclusive arts and advocacy initiative launched by Alternate Roots. Thanks to Nikki Brown of Alternative ROOTS, Camille Shafer of Azule, and Elizabeth Labbe-Webb of VSA Arts of Georgia, Inc. for leading this effort.

In May, Alternate ROOTS will launch our first-ever Artability campaign on Indiegogo, raising funds to support scholarships for differently abled artists to attend ROOTS Week. In anticipation of the campaign, Nikki Brown spoke with Elizabeth Labbe-Webb, the Executive Director of VSA Arts of Georgia, Inc. and Camille Shafer, founder of Azule and the ROOTS member who has funded the Artability Scholarship for the last decade.  

ANKL at Creative Sector Summit

Our film was screened at the Asheville Area Arts Council-sponsored Creative Sector Summit on Sat., 4/25, followed by an information drop-in  and resource table wo- manned by Polly and Interweave member Carol Hubbard, talking to people about the Asheville Inclusive Arts Coalition and Arts Access, Inc., North Carolina’s arts and disability organization.  Arts Access, the Asheville Arts Council, and the Inclusive Arts Coalition will be offering an important workshop, “Acessibility 101”  to arts organizations in Western North Carolina in the Fall of 2015. Stay tuned.