Accessible Rhode Island Contest


Here’s some fun news from the folks who brought you the excellent Rhode Island access guide (Accessible Rhode Island).

Dare to Dream (the MS support group that came up with the access guide idea) and VSA arts of RI have issued a statewide call for art that will draw attention to the mission of Accessible Rhode Island and showcase the talents of RI students (grades K-12) with disabilities.

The rules are pretty simple. The theme of the artwork should center around “access”, which in this case is defined as “how cultural venues and events can make it easier for people with mobility issues to enjoy the venue.”

“This contest looks to foster a greater understanding among people with and without disabilities of the daily challenges faced by those who live with disabilities and highlight how our student community can creatively draw attention to access solutions,” say Marie Perna of Dare to Dream.

So pass the word along to young RI artists.

For more information contact VSA arts of RI at (401) 725-0247.

What a unique idea for a contest!