The NEA Office for Accessibility is the advocacy-technical assistance arm of the Arts Endowment to make the arts accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and people living in institutions.  

Accessibility Fact Sheet


Accessibility Director

Beth Bienvenu
Beth Bienvenu is the director of the Office of Accessibility at the National Endowment for the Arts, where she manages...


Lauren Tuzzolino
Accessibility Specialist,

Recent Grants

Recent Grants

An online grant search is available to find information on NEA grants from 2000 to the present.

National Initiatives

Arts & Human Development Task Force
The federal interagency task force established in 2011 to encourage research on the arts and human potential.

Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network
Creative arts therapies at the core of patient-centered care for military members, veterans, and their families.

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Disability/Arts Advocate


Designed to help organizations not only comply with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, but to assist in making access an integral part of planning, mission, programs, outreach,...
This report describes arts participation patterns of older adults (aged 55 and over) tracked by the 2014 Health and Retirement Study. The nationally representative sample is also analyzed for its...

Additional Resources

Accessibility Resources >>

Resources for cultural administrators on how to achieve accessible and inclusive programming for everyone.