Scott Artley

Scott Artley, a bald white person with an orange beard wearing black circular glasses and a purple tone plaid shirt

Accessibility Program Director

Current grant programs: Flexible Support Round 1
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.
Scott Artley (he/him/his and they/them/theirs) is MRAC's first Accessibility Program Director. In this role, in addition to the work on grant programs, he develops resources targeted to artists with disabilities and organizations serving artists/audiences with disabilities; and coordinates efforts to ensure MRAC's own grant processes, events, and other activities are accessible to participants of all abilities.

Scott has over a decade of leadership experience in the arts, with a special focus on community-based initiatives. From 2014 to 2018, he served as Performing Arts Curator and then Executive Artistic Director of Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis, a grassroots intersectional performance art incubator. Before that, he worked with the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Southern Theater, Madame of the Arts, Mixed Blood Theatre, and the Walker Art Center, before establishing his own independent consulting practice in 2012. He has provided accessibility consulting services to a variety of arts organizations of all types and sizes, from galleries to festivals to theaters, including in outdoor environments, with budgets ranging from $15K-$2.8M. Scott comes to MRAC after serving as Executive Director for the Stevens Square Community Organization, where he produced the Red Hot Art Festival, including the first-ever Touchable Art Fair in partnership with Vision Loss Resources.
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