420 Stockbridge Rd Ste 2, Great Barrington, Ma 01230
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Our missionCommunity Access to the Arts nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities. Through dynamic arts workshops and public events—now happening online—CATA artists tap into their creativity and share their talents with the community. "When CATA artists paint, sing, and dance, they feel such joy, and it connects them with who they are and what they're capable of.
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Your support brings creative care packages to people with disabilities.

Your support brings creative care packages to people with disabilities.

You’re bringing joy to CATA artists across distance.

You’re bringing joy to CATA artists across distance.

Community Access To the Arts

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Ways to help

Make a Gift

We need your support to continue reaching artists with disabilities in this time of unprecedented need. Your gift helps to bring creative care packages with professional art supplies to people with disabilities—and keeps online CATA programs going in dance, singing, creative writing, drumming, yoga, and more. Please join us by making a gift today.
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Collect Donations
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CATA volunteer opportunities have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please contact Kara Smith at [email protected] to learn more about our current opportunities. Our preference is for individuals who can make a multi-week commitment, though occasionally we also need volunteers for specific events and projects.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Event support, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
Items we need

iPads for CATA Artists

For some CATA artists, technology may be a barrier to participating in online programs. Please contact [email protected] to learn more about how your donation of an iPad can bring creativity and connection to CATA artists. Please note that iPads should be in working order, be able to hold a charge, and be no more than 3-5 years old. Contact CATA for more information on donating iPads.
  • In-Kind Donations

Professional Art Supplies

Professional, artist-quality supplies including canvas, paper, paint brushes, markers, glue, pastels, unused watercolor, tempera, or acrylic paint. Supplies are bundled by CATA into creative care packages and delivered to hundreds of people with disabilities across Berkshire County so that they can participate in CATA's online arts workshops. Please contact [email protected] for more information about how your donation of professional art supplies will bring creativity and connection to CATA artists.
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Item Collection
How you helpCommunity volunteers play a pivotal role in providing support to CATA artists and assisting our dedicated faculty in some of our weekly workshops.
About usThrough a rich array of arts workshops in painting, dance, theater, singing, drumming, juggling, yoga, creative writing, and more— CATA artists tap into their potential, explore new talents, and share their unique points of view. These programs, now taking place online, are a lifeline to CATA artists. Your support makes it possible for people with disabilities to connect across distance and engage in stimulating, creative activities.
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