Scott Artley

Scott Artley, a masculine-leaning bald person with a short orange beard, black round glasses, and a gold hoop piercing in his nostril. He smiles slightly in front of a colorful abstract painting.

Accessibility Program Director

Current grant programs: Arts Impact for Individuals

Already awarded grant programs: Access Improvement, Capital, Organizational Development, Equity Response, Flexible Support

Scott is also MRAC's designated ADA Access Coordinator and can serve as the first point of contact for needs related to accessibility for people with disabilities.
As the Accessibility Program Director, Scott (he/him and they/them pronouns) has a dual role at MRAC. Along with other staff, he develops and manages grant programs for artists and arts organizations in the Twin Cities Metro. He also coordinates efforts to ensure MRAC's own grant processes, meetings, and other activities are accessible; and creates and mobilizes resources to expand the arts participation of people with disabilities in the region.

Scott has 15 years of leadership experience advancing social justice in the Twin Cities art world at organizations like the Walker Art Center, Mixed Blood Theatre, and Patrick's Cabaret, and cut his teeth as a creative producer in the underground queer cultural center Madame of the Arts. He is a nationally recognized expert in arts and culture accessibility, and a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. Scott is a queer and disabled artist, currently writing his first novel, usually with his orange tabby KittyPants curled up next to him.
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