Cultural Inclusion

Building an inclusive arts scene across Massachusetts

11% of people in Massachusetts have disabilities, 13% are over 65 and experiencing the loss of vision, hearing and mobility associated with aging.  That's approximately 1.6 million people in Massachusetts.  Any organization who isn't deliberately designing for access and inclusion, is likely coming up short.

Access Services


Build your awareness of accessibility by joining Cultural Access New England (CANE).  Increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases accessibility for everyone.  CANE invites cultural institutions from all across New England to join in the discussion.  How do we make our organizations accessible to all populations?  CANE is looking for other advocates, directors, staff, designers, personnel from cultural institutions across New England.

Audience Development

We connect cultural organizations with accessible programs to audience members with access needs.

Universal Design

Design programmatic, architectural, physical, communication, attitudinal and other forms of access.

Career Support

We support people of all abilities to gain skills and employment in the creative economy and participate in cultural institutions.

Inclusive by Design

A team of musicians, visual artists, American Sign Language interpreters, audio describers and captioners produce inclusive performances.