Access to the Arts works directly with persons with disabilities and arts organizations to assure access to diverse artistic experiences. Access to the Arts develops human and financial resources that allow for the full participation of persons with disabilities in the arts. It provides educational tools to people with disabilities, arts organizations, disability groups, and the general public.
Accessible Arts, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of services to make the arts accessible to people of all abilities. It has a national referral network and serves as a resource center for consultation and evaluation. Services include training workshops, arts demonstrations with students, and technical assistance. Accessible Arts, Inc., also publishes a newsletter semiannually.
An advocacy non-profit organization which promote inclusive hiring practices and standards, diversity in leadership and balanced portrayals of persons with disabilities and persons of color.
The American Federation for Musicians is a national membership organization that provides grants to musicians with disabilities through the Lester Petrillo Fund for Disabled Musicians.
The AXIS Dance Company strives for the integration of contemporary dance and disability culture. AXIS provides education/outreach programs“Dance Access” and “Dance Access/KIDS!”which offer events for adults and youths of all abilities, locally and on tour. AXIS also offers professional-level training through classes, summer intensives, internships, and apprenticeships.
Culture! Disability! Talent! (CDT) CDT is a non-profit, collaborative organization that works to transform disability stereotypes by providing access and opportunities for performers and mediamakers with disabilities. Comprised of disability cultural artists, activists and allies, CDT promotes artistic excellence and diversity by presenting disability cultural events.
The Dancing Wheels Company & School is an integrated dance company, comprised of professional dancers with and without disabilities. The organization presents master classes, residencies, school assembly programs, workshops, story ballets, and main stage concert performances. In addition, the Dancing Wheels Company & School provides weekly dance classes and summer dance workshops for dancers of all experience levels.
DEAF Media, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advocating for Deaf arts and to developing cultural, educational, and professional opportunities for the Deaf community.
Infinity Dance Theater is a non-traditional dance company committed to expanding the boundaries of dance by featuring dancers with and without disabilities. The company aims to inspire people with and without disabilities, encourage their artistic and other professional aspirations, and empower them through the organization's educational and performance programs.
The International Center on Deafness and the Arts (ICODA) provides education, training, and artistic opportunities for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing, through participation in and observation of professional artistic endeavors. Opportunities with ICODA include theatre, arts festivals, museums, dance, distance-learning, and children’s programming.
Promotes the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community. The NADC is a leading consultant in the arts and disability community.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. The NEA provides resources about inclusion and grants to artist with disabilities.
The National Institute of Art & Disabilities provides an art program that promotes creativity, independence, dignity, and community integration for people with developmental and other disabilities.
Theater Breaking Through Barriers, an integrated company of artists with and without disabilities, has been working for 30 years “to change the image of people with disabilities from that of dependence to independence.” The Theater recently expanded its mission, from advancing the careers of artists with vision loss, to advancing the careers of artists with all disabilities in New York City.
VSA arts is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.