Due to the large number of applications received to Cycle 2 of the Arts and Accessibility Program, we are not accepting any applications for Cycle 3. 

Arts and Accessibility Program

 …to participate is to be alive, to have access is to participate…

Introduction and Eligibility

The purpose of the Arts and Accessibility Program is to support the inclusion of artists and audiences with disabilities into the arts community. Artists may request up to $3000 for activities that advance their creative work and careers, including the creation of new work. Artist grants are for specific projects that contribute directly to their professional goals and development.

Applications are encouraged from California-based artists in all artistic disciplines. This grant is intended to support the employment and careers of California artists with all types of disabilities, including but not limited to artists with a physical disability, visual disability, hard of hearing or deaf, developmental disability, learning disability, mental illness or chronic illness.

California-based arts organization may request up to $5000 to support the inclusion of artists with disabilities in arts programming through provision of accommodations, or to increase the attendance and enhance the experience for audiences with disabilities. Please read the revised guidelines below as there have been changes to the program.


Read about how this grant helped to advance the careers of the artists at Artists Stories

Additional Resources

NADC resource database

NADC Library

Get Involved

The NADC is a program of the Tarjan Center at UCLA, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
For more information about the Arts and Accessibility grants program, please contact Beth Stoffmacher at the NADC:
Tarjan Center at UCLA
760 Westwood Plaza
58-228 Semel Institute
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1759