Accessible Arts Programming

The Cultural Access Network Project is a program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Theatre Alliance. The Project provides a wide range of services and programs to assist theatres and cultural organizations in making their programs and facilities accessible to seniors and people with disabilities.

All of the Cultural Access Network’s programs and services are made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as other corporate, foundation and government partners.

Cultural Access Calendar

The Cultural Access Calendar is an online portal that allows the public to find cultural events, including virtual and online events, with specific accommodations such as open captioning, ASL interpretation, and sensory-friendly adjustments.

The calendar is searchable by specific accommodation and features a wide variety of offerings from the state’s theatre, visual art, dance, music, and museum community.

Click here to view the Cultural Access Calendar

For more information on how to list an event or on how to best make use of the calendar to find performances, digital offerings, or other events that meet specific accessibility criteria please contact Beth Prevor at

Access Thursdays

"Access Thursdays" is an annual spring series of monthly educational opportunities for the arts and culture field to come together to learn from experts and peers about how to ensure the arts are accessible to all. Staff members from New Jersey arts and cultural organizations can register for one or all of the events at:

The 2022 Access Thursdays Series is fully virtual, closed captioned and hosted on Zoom.  See the full 2022 lineup below: 

Access Thursdays 2022 Lineup

  • Thursday, January 6, 10:00 AM
    Looping Systems and Tips on Captioning Your Cultural Events
  • Thursday, February 3, 10:00 AM
    Designing an Audio Description and Tactile Experience Program
  • Thursday, March 3, 10:00 AM
    Developing a Sign Language Interpreted Performance/Event Program
  • Thursday, April 7, 10:00 AM
    Establishing Sensory Friendly Experiences at Your Venue
  • Thursday, May 19, 10:00 AM
    What is on the Mind of the Field, a Peer-to-Peer Discussion
  • Thursday, December 2, 10:00 AM
    How to Make the Most out of the Cultural Access Network Project