Southwest Minnesota Arts Council would like to share a valuable opportunity with our constituents that our fellow regional MN Arts Council, Metro Regional Arts Council, is offering. Please join us in virtually attending "Access on a Shoestring" with Scott Artley, MRAC’s Accessibility Program Director, for a zoom workshop. This is a great workshop for groups that have a limited budget, but want to be more accessible.

Thursday, May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

There is no cost to participate
About the workshop:

Welcoming people with disabilities doesn’t have to break the bank! This workshop will explore your legal responsibility to provide equal access, and share some free, cheap, and easy “culture of access” strategies that advocates at any level of an organization can implement right away without a hefty price tag.

In this online version of the Access on A Shoestring workshop, we’ll focus on strategies for ensuring your virtual activities are accessible to people with disabilities. Special guest Julie Guidry (Upstream Arts) will share a framework for accessibility, and how her organization is reimagining its activities virtually. Participants are invited to share the challenges of, and solutions for, digital inclusion. What will we carry forward when we return to “normal”?

Presented by Scott Artley (Accessibility Program Director, MRAC) and Julie Guidry (Executive Director, Upstream Arts).
Joining the Zoom Meeting

This activity will take place on Zoom, a virtual conferencing software available for free download, or available (with limited functionality) in your browser. Visit  or find it on your device’s app store to download and make your account before the meeting begins. The meeting will be available to join approximately 5 minutes before the published start time.

To ensure security,  please register  at least 24 hours before the event, and you will be emailed about how to join the meeting. If you need an alternative way to register, or wish to register less than 24 hours before the event, please reach out to Scott Artley at  or 651-523-6384.

For complete details about MRAC’s access services and accommodations, please visit  Accessibility at MRAC . If you would like any modifications to aid your participation in this activity, please indicate requests in the registration form (if applicable) or reach out to Scott Artley at  or 651-523-6384.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council highly encourages this quality content to support our area organizations and we hope you can join us!