CCAC coordinates free, monthly professional development programs open to all. While all are welcome, please note these workshops are geared toward cultural administrators.
There is no membership to CCAC. Our workshops are "safe spaces" where everyone can speak freely and openly with the intention of growing and learning together.
The CCAC Steering Committee sets the schedule and coordinates the programs. Feedback and program ideas are always welcome: email info@ChicagoCulturalAccess.org.
Studio C, Ryan Learning Center
Art Institute of Chicago
Please enter at the Modern Wing entrance, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
(The Ryan Learning Center is to the left as you enter.)
FREE, $5 suggested donation
As our audiences age, how are we as cultural institutions adapting to our audiences' changing needs? One in two adults over the age of 75 has at least one disability, which could affect mobility, speech, hearing, vision and cognitive functioning. Due to acquiring the disability later in life, many older audience members may not identify as "disabled," are unaware of what services may be available to them, or how to ask for them. Hear from panelists representing cultural administrators and partner organizations about how they are better considering older adults in their programming and services so our older audience members can continue to participate in our cultural spaces as they age, maximizing independence and choice.
You're invited to explore the Museum after the session. Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free for Illinois residents after 5pm every Thursday.
Who Should Attend:
CCAC programs are open to the public. For this program, we recommend:
$5 Suggested Donation
While CCAC programs are free, the $5 suggested donation helps to cover programming costs to ensure CCAC's mission is achievable and accessible to all. You may donate day-of, or you may donate online anytime! Donations to CCAC are tax deductible.
Learn more about Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC): Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium