Shane Fernando on Making Art More Accessible

Shane Fernando has a long history as a member of the arts community in Wilmington, NC. In his current role as the Vice President of Advancement and Arts for the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College, he shares some of the ways that he and his team are working to provide more access to the performing arts through work programs for students, stage and technology access for local performance groups, free tickets for nonprofit groups, and new technology being developed for the differently-abled.

Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.

Photo courtesy of the Wilson Center.

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