Grant Applications


ADA Compliance

Each applicant certifies that it has on file a Section 504 Self-Evaluation for its organization. The links below are to PDF versions of each of these forms on the Arkansas Arts Council Website. You can get access to this Arts Council webpage by copying the address on your Internet browser. You must have the free Reader installed to view these documents.

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ADA Compliance Program Checklist Section 504

504 Check List

Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal

Checklist for Barrier Removal

Tools for Grantees & Organizations

These additional tools are intended to help organizations assess barriers encountered by people with disabilities who attend your activities. We encourage organizations to use these tools to outline goals and specific steps to be taken to remove barriers that may hinder people from fully enjoying all artistic experiences. The webpage for Arts Midwest has copies of the applicable laws and a list of links or online forms and publications at its web address

Disability Access Symbols: Download the appropriate logos to use in publicizing your activities to people with disabilities.

12 Step Plan to Access(PDF): Prepared and shared by Deborah Lewis from the ELA Foundation.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: Guidelines and checklist for Web developers to use  in making Web sites accessible to persons with disabilities, provided by the World Wide Web Consortium.

Institute for Human Centered Design – Dedicated to enhancing the experiences of people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design

cover for NEA Design for Accessibility

The NEA's Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook provides guidance on making access an integral part of an organization's staffing, mission, budget, and programs.

Organizations and Government Agencies Devoted to Accessibility Issues

Kennedy Center - Information on the LEAD (Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability) Conference.

National Arts and Disability Center - Features resources aimed at artists  with disabilities, arts organizations, and arts administrators, a comprehensive site that includes extensive information on assistive devices, services, and products.

VSA Arts Organization – An international nonprofit organization, with affiliates in most states, dedicated to creating a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.

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Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the State of Arkansas and The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.