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Arts and Culture: Government Agencies of Accessible Practices



National:
State Listings:  CA / IL / IN / IA / MI / MN / WI   (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


National

The National Endowment for the Arts exists to foster, preserve, and promote excellence in the arts, to bring art to all Americans, and to provide leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. The National Endowment for the Arts' Office for AccessAbility was established in 1976 as the advocacy-technical assistance arm of the Arts Endowment for people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and people living in institutions. The Office works in a myriad of ways to assist the Arts Endowment and its grantees in making arts programs more available to underserved segments of our citizenry. Work includes providing technical assistance to individuals and organizations: to open existing programs and make the arts fully accessible to people with disabilities, older adults, and people living in institutions; and in complying with the Endowment's Section 504 Regulations and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Select the following for Accessibility Information. Contact Beth Bienvenu, Director, Office via phone: (202) 682-5400or e-mail: webmgr@arts.gov

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State Listings


California

California Arts Council supports access efforts through education of constituents on ADA 504 compliance, enforcing arts councils policies and requiring grantees to perform ADA evaluations. Contact the California State 504/ADA Coordinator at Phone: (916) 322-6344 or e-mail: wcook@caartscouncil.com


Illinois

Illinois Arts Council supports access efforts through education of constituents on ADA 504 compliance, enforcing arts councils policies and requiring grantees to perform ADA evaluations. Contact the Illinois State 504/ADA Coordinator at James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph, Suite 10-500, Chicago, IL 60601-3298, call (312) 814-6762, TTY: (312) 814-4831, Fax: (312) 814-1471 or e-mail: iac.info@illinois.gov

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Indiana

New Sign Indiana Arts Council (IAC) supports access efforts through education of constituents on ADA 504 compliance, enforcing arts councils policies and requiring grantees to perform ADA evaluations. (IAC) is committed to making our programs and panels accessible to all of our constituents. If you are an artist with a disability and need assistance with the application process, please call the community development manager associated with the grant program you are applying for and they will be happy to work with you to provide any assistance necessary. You may also contact the Kristina Davis Community Development Manager/Accessibility Coordinator, Indiana Arts Commission, 150 W. Market Street, Suite 618, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2741, 317.232.1279 (V), 317.232.5595 (Fax), 317.233.3001 (TTY,) 800.743.3333 (Relay) or e-mail kdavis-smith@iac.IN.gov

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Iowa

New Sign Iowa Arts Council ís Accessibility and Outreach goal is to ensure that the arts are accessible for all Iowans and to encourage relationships among artists, arts organizations, and nontraditional arts partners. This program serves people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, people living in institutions, and their families as well as ethnic minorities and those in other fields who are using the arts as an outreach tool. Contact the Iowa State Folklife, Grants and Accessibility Coordinator, Rachelle Saltzman, Iowa Arts Council, State Capitol Complex, 600 East Locust, Des Moines, IA 50319 or call 515.242.6195 (V), 515.242.6498 (Fax), 515.242.5147 (TTY), or contact via e-mail riki.saltzman@Iowa.gov

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Michigan

New Sign Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs supports access efforts through education of constituents on ADA 504 compliance, enforcing arts councils policies and requiring grantees to perform ADA evaluations.The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding, a conduit for arts and cultural information, as well as a source of arts and culture grant funding. Applicants to the MCACA Regional Regranting Program must apply to the Regional Regranting agency for the county that your applicant organization is registered in. Contact your regranting agency for support and applications, answer questions, and admininstration of the program. If you are unsure who your regranting agency is, or for general questions about this program, contact Programs Manager, Alison Loveday, 517.241.3968. or e-mail: lovedaya@michigan.org.


Minnesota

Minnesota State Arts Board supports access efforts through education of constituents on ADA 504 compliance, enforcing arts councils policies and requiring grantees to perform ADA evaluations. Contact the Wisconsin State 504/ADA Coordinator at Park Square Court, 400 Sibley Street, #200, St. Paul, MN 55101-1928, call (651) 215-1600, TTY: (651) 215-6235, Fax: (651) 215-1602 or e-mail msab@state.mn.us


Wisconsin

Wisconsin Arts Board supports access efforts through education of constituents on ADA 504 compliance, enforcing arts councils policies and requiring grantees to perform ADA evaluations. Contact the Wisconsin State 504/ADA Coordinator at 101 East Wilson Street, 1st Floor, Madison WI 53702 or call phone: (608) 266-0190, Fax: (608) 267-0380 or e-mail: artsboard@wisconsin.gov.

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