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 focus on people’s abilities, not their disabilities.

The arts promote understanding and communication among all people.

The arts, in its many forms, enhance an individual’s humanity.

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 trained to include students with disabilities in their instruction.

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

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