ADA Planning Workshops for FY20 | New Jersey Theatre Alliance

ADA Planning Workshops for FY20

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Planning Workshops

We're very excited to offer our first Cultural Access Network Project event of the new fiscal year to all grantees of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts! The Cultural Access Network Project (CANP) was established in 1992 to assist all of New Jersey's cultural arts organizations in making their programs and facilities accessible to seniors and individuals with disabilities in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Thanks to CAN, New Jersey is leading the way by being the only state that requires an ADA plan to receive arts council funding. 

Each year, the Cultural Access Network offers planning workshops to assit organizing in creating a working ADA plan. These workshops provide training and technical information to assist in the creation of a strong long-range ADA plan. Topics include architectural assessment, the development of programs and services that provide inclusion of people with disabilities, development of accessible marketing plan, staff and board sensitivity training, overview of ADA law, and information on how to use the Accessibility section of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's website for the creation and submission of your ADA Plan. 

All direct grantees from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts need to submit a Board-approved ADA Plan every three years.

The disciplines that need to submit a plan by December 31, 2019, are as follows: Arts Education, Multidisciplinary, Opera/Musical Theatre, and Presenters.

If you need an accommodation or have any questions, call John McEwen at (973) 731-6582 x13 or email

All of the training locations are fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Get more information and register by clicking the links below.

Monday, October 7 2019 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank   
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown   
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Offices of ArtPride at The Lyceum Center for the Arts in Burlington