Make arts and culture more accessible today!

Large group of people with various disabilities

Your donation helps to make arts and culture accessible to all and supports:

  1. Multiple free and accessible professional development workshops for cultural administrators each year
  2. Accessible equipment loaned at no cost to theaters and cultural spaces across the Chicago region
  3. Chicago’s only Access Calendar of accessible in-person events in Illinois and virtual events in the U.S.
  4. An active network of cultural access administrators who support each other’s efforts

“Thanks to [Cultural Access Collab], I’ve been able to enjoy everything from architecture walking tours to live theater to outdoor music events as much as my fellow Chicagoans do. Maybe even more!”

– Beth Finke

Thanks to our supporters!


  • Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
  • PERT Foundation
  • The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
  • The Michael and Mona Heath Fund
  • CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan
  • Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts
  • And individual donors like you!

Cultural Access Collab’s Access Calendar is a legacy of ADA 25 Chicago, developed with funding from The Chicago Community Trust