Thank you for making the Spring Brunch & Cultural Access Awards a Success!

This years brunch was one of our largest events in years, and over 170 guests came out to help us honor our Cultural Access Awardees!

The awards opened with a whimsical performance by the Center for Creative Works members and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Each Awardees’ speech was broken up by profound spoken word performances by poet-activist Osamiri Sorwal, Danielle DeAngelis 2019 Miss Wheelchair Pennsylvania, and Mike Canfield, Theater Artist. Thank you to all the supporters and guests for filling the room with arts, culture, and advocacy!

If you want to see that programming like our Spring Brunch performances continue, your ongoing support is needed. Please consider a gift to Art-Reach today!

The Spring Brunch & Cultural Access Awards Sponsored by 

Sponsorship Logo Block Reads: Comcast, Liberty resources, The Philadelphia foundation, PNC bank and Visit Philadelphia, Woods Services, Connolly foundation

The 2019 Cultural Access Awardees

Member Agency Award: HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy has a deep commitment to ensuring that their students have an active and participatory experience with the arts. Click here to learn more about HMS School.

Arts Partner Award: Theatre Horizon
Theatre Horizon has a goal of making theater accessible to everyone. This award also recognizes their dedication to accessibility through their Saturday Autism Drama program. Click here to learn more about Theatre Horizon.

Individual Impact Award: Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson, of the Arc of Philadelphia, has personally advocated for accessibility to ensuring that people with disabilities who require a personal care attendant (PCA) can attend museums throughout the city without the financial burden of paying for their PCA.

Kimmel Award for Accessible Experience: The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra had an amazing mainstage, sensory-friendly performance in 2018. The performance included immersive experiences before the performance, including an instrument ‘petting zoo’ where people could try out instruments and a percussion circle. Click here to learn more about the Philadelphia Orchestra.