Accessibility Statement

Accessibility at the Givens Foundation

The Givens Foundation for African American Literature is committed to making its programs accessible to everyone in the cultural community. Please contact the Givens Foundation at for more information or to discuss accommodations you may need.

Screen Readers

The Givens Foundations website is designed in compliance with ADA accessibility guidelines. Applications for the Givens Emerging Writers’ Mentor Program are accepted through Submittable, a submission portal that works with screen readers.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Givens Foundation programming is presented in a wide variety of locations throughout the Twin Cities and beyond, and we are committed to presenting in wheelchair accessible venues. Our home base is Intermedia Arts, which strives to be accessible to all audiences. The main floor, which includes the front entry, theater, galleries, conference room, digital media lab and public restrooms, is fully compliant with ADA regulations. There is also ADA parking both in the front of the building and in the parking lot. Our programming is also frequently presented at the wheelchair-accessible Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and The Loft Literary Center. 


Many Givens Foundation readings, events, and programs are free. For the few fee-based programs we present, discounted rates and scholarships are available to writers who qualify based on household income. 

Please contact the Givens Foundation at  or 952-831-2555 if you have any questions regarding accessibility.