Cultural Inclusion

Building an inclusive arts scene across Massachusetts

11% of people in Massachusetts have disabilities, 13% are over 65 and experiencing the loss of vision, hearing and mobility associated with aging.  That's approximately 1.6 million people in Massachusetts.  Any organization who isn't deliberately designing for access and inclusion, is likely coming up short.

Art from the Heart

Three inclusive groups are meeting with teaching artists to craft their stories into performance vignettes, videos, poems and other expressions of our shared humanity.  Contact:

Cultural Access New England

Build your awareness of accessibility by joining Cultural Access New England (CANE).  Increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases accessibility for everyone.  CANE invites cultural institutions from all across New England to join in the discussion of how to make our organizations accessible to all populations.

Creative Minds

We host an arts meet up twice a month for people with acquired brain injuries and friends old and new who are interested in exploring the Worcester Art Museum together.  Join us here.

Audience Development

We help cultural organizations with accessible programs attract inclusive audiences.  to learn how we can help your organization.

Universal Design

We can consult on the design of programs that can accommodate people of all abilities.  to discuss a consultation.

Career Support

We support people of all abilities to gain skills and employment in the creative economy.  for a career assessment.

Inclusive by Design

A team of musicians, visual artists, ASL interpreters, audio describers and captioners produce inclusive performances.  Check out a recent performance to learn more.