The National Arts and Disability Center Announces the Recipients of the Arts and Accessibility Program Awards to Artists with Disabilities and Arts Organizations in California

September 7, 2020

os Angeles, CA - With support from the California Arts Council, the National Arts and Disability Center (NADC) a project of the Tarjan Center at UCLA has awarded $136,000 to 58 recipients of the Arts and Accessibility Program. In 2020 we will award $384,000 in grants, triple the amount awarded than in previous years.

The Arts and Accessibility Program offers artists with disabilities technical assistance and financial support to further their careers in the arts. It also offers arts organizations the opportunity to design and provide services to make their arts programing accessible to all participants or audiences.

"It is remarkable that in the midst of the current health and economic crisis that is significantly impacting arts workers that artists with disabilities and arts organizations want to continue their creative practice. The Arts and Accessibility Program is a proactive approach to supporting these endeavors," said Dr. Olivia Raynor, Founder and Director of the National Arts and Disability Center.

Following an open call for applications, submissions were adjudicated by peer reviewers made up of experts from arts and cultural fields and artists with disabilities that represent California's diverse geography, racial, ethnic, and gender identities.  

Interested artists and arts organizations are encouraged to visit the NADC website to learn about future grant opportunities.  

Link: Read here to see Cycle 1 awarded artists and arts organizations.