Vision and Guiding Principles


Michigan Arts Access is a non-profit organization that promotes creativity, education and accessibility to the arts for people with disabilities by creating an inclusive society where they may participate in, learn through, excel in and enjoy the arts.

Guiding Principles

We respect people and focus on their abilities, not their disabilities. We believe that the arts promote understanding and communication among all people.

We believe that the arts in many forms enhance an individual’s humanity.

We believe that the arts are more than a product; they are a process.

Every person deserves access to appropriate learning experiences in the arts.

All artists in schools should be appropriately prepared to include students with disabilities in their instruction.

All children, youth and adults with disabilities should have complete access to community cultural facilities and activities.

All individuals with disabilities who aspire to careers in the arts should have the opportunity to develop skills.