Art-Reach provides access to arts and culture to over 160,000 people annually.

  • Two children sit with a woman as members of an audience.
  • two girls hold an instrument during a presentation by in-facility artist Tony Mascara.
  • A young man smiles at the camera as he works on a collage.
  • A man smiles as a woman helps him with his artwork.
  • A person draws a colourful picture.
  • Saint Katherine Day School student leans on a ballet barre, smiling, surrounded by PA Ballet dancers.
  • A small child beats excitedly on a pair of drums during Tony Mascara's presentation at Art-Reach's 30th birthday party.
  • A man wearing a bright red jacket beats on a large drum.

Our Impact

Art-Reach has grown into a connector, leader, and advocate for accessible cultural opportunities for people with disabilities and communities facing economic adversity. Art-Reach leverages its position between the human service and cultural sectors to create social change and increase cultural opportunities to people who are typically under-considered by the cultural sector.

Art-Reach is working toward cultural accessibility on a scale that includes over 425 organizations, creating over 160,000 interactions each year between underserved audiences and the arts.

Over the last three years, our programmatic impact has increased by more than 1000%— from 13,000 people using our programs to over 160,000 in 2017.

People Served by Art-Reach

Infographic with colorful silhouette Reads Number of people served by Art-Reach. 2014: 13,609. 2015: 47,273. 2016: 95,337. 2017: 160,098

At Art-Reach, we collaborate with…

Info Graphics Read: 36 Access admission locations, 194 Arts Partners, 205 Member Agencies

In the last five years, Art-Reach programs reached over 250,000 people. That’s more than our first twenty-five years combined!

— John Orr, Art-Reach Executive Director