What is Arts Access?
Harnessing the power of our network and resources, ASI has been connecting Western New Yorkers to a wide array of arts and cultural programs and events through the Arts Access program since 2013. We believe that art is not a luxury but a necessity. The Arts Access program was created to remove the barriers that prohibit many Western New Yorkers from experiencing the arts, including cost, transportation, language, and effort. Any individual or family who receives income-based public assistance in WNY is eligible to apply. Arts Access passes can be used at any of our 45 partner locations, all of which believe that the arts belong to everyone. ASI will also provide safe and accessible transportation to and from partner events at the passholder’s request. Arts Access passholders can expect to be welcomed as we all work together to make WNY arts a more inclusive space.
Prior to this season, it has been the generous support of our sponsors and partner organizations that has allowed ASI to continue this program year after year. But now we need your help to expand our services and reach even more deserving members of the community.
Your tax-deductible donation to the Arts Access program via ASI will be used for:
Translation services from the International Institute to translate Arts Access materials into additional languages
Increased availability of complimentary transportation to events that is reliable, accessible, and safe
"Arts Access Night" events at partner organizations where passholders can meet new people and socialize before enjoying an exhibit or show