NW MI Arts & Culture Network

504 ADA Resources & MCACA Requirements

Organizations that received FY22 Operational Support from Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs are now required to submit a 504 ADA Self Evaluation Workbook to MCACA prior to receiving your first payment. In future funding years, this will likely be a requirement during the application process. Grantees received emails from MCACA noting the new requirement and follow-up Q&As.  Following are several resources from the National Endowment for the Arts and MCACA:

NEA Accessibility Resources

Visit the National Endowment for the Arts for requirements, downloads and information including:

MCACA Requirements, FY22 Operational Support Grantees:

The State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs’ (MCACA) is committed to ensuring ADA compliance and advocates accessibility to arts and culture for all. The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable persons with disabilities to participate in all aspects of society.

The MCACA Operational Support Program (OS) includes federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). MCACA/NEA funding requires Operational Support grant awardees to assure that all arts programs, services, activities made possible with MCACA/NEA funding (and all facilities in which such programs, series and activities are held – whether owned, leased or donated to the Applicant) will be accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, OR, will provide readily achievable and/or reasonable accommodation as warranted.

A stipulation for an FY22 MCACA OS awardee’s first payment is for the applicant organization to have completed and submitted a Section 504 Self-Evaluation Workbook to MCACA.

The Program Evaluation Workbook (Workbook) is designed to assist the staff of Endowment grant recipients in evaluating the current state of accessibility of their programs and activities to disabled visitors and employees. More specifically, the Workbook is intended to assist organizations in their efforts to: (a) comply with the Endowment’s regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, including the preparation of a self-evaluation of all programs, activities, policies, and practices to determine areas of noncompliance, and (b) better understand the relationship between 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Workbook has been made available for users to download, fill out, and “Save As” a document.

If you have recently completed a Workbook (within the past three years), skip steps 1-3.

To fulfill this requirement, please:

Awardees can Save As and email completed 504 Self-Evaluations to 504 Coordinator, Jeff Garrett, garrettj7@michigan.org

The 504 Self-Evaluation is intended to assist: organizations in their efforts to comply with NEA regulations, better understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and enlighten arts and cultural organizations in identifying strengths, as well as, areas for improvement.

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Our Members

Organizations

Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series

OrdinaryVirtues.com

Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell

Individuals

Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

Jared Oosterhart

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

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