Artwork created by ArtMix's Urban Artisans
Wondering how you can better serve people in the disability community? Looking for how to make accommodations that make sense and work for everyone? We want to help make the arts accessible to all. Here you will find practical resources for completing grant applications as well as resources for trying new approaches and creating an inviting environment for everyone.
- Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and providing accommodations for people with disabilities is not only your legal responsibility, it’s good business practice and it’s the right thing to do.
- Make sure you have a plan in place before being presented with an accessibility accommodation request. You can utilize our self-assessment checklist below to consider some of the ways you will need to be accessible to the public with your public funding.
Standards for Indiana Arts Commission Grant Recipients
As a federally supported government agency, our grant recipients must comply with all ADA requirements.
|Accessibility Self-Assessment Checklist|
|Click here for detailed information about compliance warranty methods.|
Veterans and the Arts
- Arts Deployed: An Action Guide for Community Arts Military Programming
- Engaging Veterans through Creative Expression Evaluation Catalogue
- National Initiative for Arts Health in the Military
- National Veterans Creative Arts Festival
- Oklahoma Arts and Military Initiative
- Tennessee Shakespeare Company Partners with the Memphis VA Medical Association
Creative Aging and Healthcare
- Lifetime Arts Supports collaboration between arts organizations and organizations that serve older adults
- MoMA Alzheimer's Project Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia
- Managing Arts Programs in Healthcare Book resource
- NCCA Online Artist Training in Arts and Aging Free training!
- Next Avenue National journalism service for adults to keep engaging in learning
People with Disabilities
- A Matter of Choice? Arts Participation Patterns of Americans with Disabilities
- ArtMix (formerly VSA Indiana)
- Directory of Organizations and Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in Indiana
- Governor's Council for People with Disabilities
- The Great Lakes ADA Center
- Indiana ADA
- Indiana Disability Rights
- Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
- People First Language from Disability is Natural
General Accessibility Resources
- Accessibility Self-Assessment Checklist
- Accessibility Planning and Resource Guide for Cultural Administrators
- The Kennedy Center Accessibility Resources
- National Endowment for the Arts: Accessibility Publications, Checklists, and Resources
If you have questions about accessibility or are an artist with a disability and need assistance with applying to one of the Indiana Arts Commission's programs, please contact:
Relay IN: 711 or 800-743-3333