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Silver & Black Art-Deco design reads: 2018 Cultural Access Awards: FringeArts Noon to 3 Oclock, Saturday March 24th 2018

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Join Art-Reach for the 2018 Cultural Access Awards Brunch as we celebrate the work of our partners, highlight their achievements and shine a light on…

The Virginia & Harvey Kimmel Family ENCORE Program!

The Virginia & Harvey Kimmel Family ENCORE Program!

Art-Reach’s ENCORE Program had been known for creating some of our favorite projects such as the ASL interpreted & verbally described tour of the Philadelphia Flower…

  • Art-Reach works with over 400 organizations throughout Philadelphia.

  • In 2017, Art-Reach provided 160,098 cultural opportunities.

  • The low-income and disability communities saved $3,296,754 through ACCESS Admission.

  • In 2017, we provided our Members 17,087 opportunities to attend live performances.

  • In the last five years, our programs reached over 250,000 people—more than our first 25 years combined.

  • In 2017, ACCESS Admission welcomed 146,061 people to 36 area museums.

  • ACCESS Admission has generated $266,322 in revenue for the museum sector since September 2014.

  • Our programmatic impact has increased by more than 1,000% over the last three years–from 13,000 to over 150,000 people.

  • In conjunction with our collaborators, over 160,000 people participate in accessible experiences annually.

  • In 2017, our Ticketing Program saved participants $482,068 in admission fees to live arts and museums.

ENCORE Program Spotlight

In 2016, Art-Reach was fortunate to receive a generous grant from Impact100 Philadelphia. As the Arts and Culture recipient for 2016, Art-Reach wanted to expand our ENCORE program, designed to shift cultural engagement for people with disabilities from observer to active participant.

Our partnership with The PA Ballet was so successful that we decided to take it to another level, and create a program that would be more than a singular workshop, but a series including one group to create a dance piece with PA Ballet 2 dancers.

The result of the 10 weeks is a fully realized ballet piece, titled “I Am.” Choerographer Jessica Kilpatrick states,  “Learn, grow, become one. “I Am” is about the celebration of who we are; giving a powerful voice to every individual, and honoring our strength as we come together. It is about the exploration of the human existence. We are not all the same, but we do all need one another.”

Join us at the Cultural Access Awards on May 6th to see “I Am.” Click here for more info.