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Registration Open! Cultural accessibility Conference: Hosted by Art-Reach September 15-17th Online

Registration now open!

September 15 – September 17th, 2020 Online Join us online for a three-day conference built for cultural professionals to learn the latest accessibility trends and…

Live out loud documentary film poster

Live Out Loud film will premiere on WHYY

Live Out Loud is a documentary film by FreshFly, that tells the story of two groups of students coming together to learn how to tap…

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

  • In 2019, Art-Reach provided 212,274 cultural opportunities.

  • The low-income and disability communities saved $8,138,300 through ACCESS Philly.

  • In 2019, we provided our Members 15,538 opportunities to attend live performances.

  • In the last five years, our programs reached over 700,000 people—more than our first 25 years combined.

  • In 2019, ACCESS Philly welcomed 182,527 people to 48 cutlural sites.

  • Our programmatic impact has increased by more than 1,500% over the last 5 years–from 13,000 to over 212,000 people.

  • In 2019, our Ticketing Program saved participants $733,719 in admission fees to live arts and museums.

Program Spotlight

As a response to COVID-19, Art-Reach has created a new program, ENCORE at Home, where digital content is created in partnership with arts organizations to build accessibility awareness, appreciation for, and engagement in arts and culture from the safety of your own homes.

Each video is verbally described by the featured arts partner, ASL interpreted by HandsUP Productions, and captioned, and are available on our website and across our social media platforms.

Enjoy “visiting” museums, learning exclusive stories about their collections, dancing, and following along to art-making activities in the safety of your own home by watching our 8 episode, fully accessible videos series! Click here to watch the ENCORE at Home videos. 

ENCORE at home is made possible by Virginia & Harvey Kimmel Family Education Fund & the Independence Public Media Foundation