Art Reach Philadelphia
Art-Reach creates, advocates for and expands accessible opportunities in the arts so the full spectrum of society is served.

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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…

Older Gentlemen from Alzheimers Association posing together at their Bollywood dance lesson

A Sharing of Hearts: Culture, Diversity, & Dancing with teaching artist Swati Chaturvedi

A beautiful relationship blossomed when Swati, one of our In-Facility teaching artists from Musicopia, met our members, Alzheimer’s Association, the Delaware Valley Chapter.  Swati teaches a…

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

  • In 2016, Art-Reach provided 133,473 cultural opportunities.

  • The low-income and disability communities saved $1,047,343 through ACCESS Admission.

  • In 2016, we provided our Members 17,450 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 2016, ACCESS Admission welcomed 74,177 people to 34 area museums.

  • ACCESS Admission has generated over $372,000 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 150,000 people participate in accessible experiences annually.

  • In 2016, our Ticketing Program saved participants $293,472 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.