COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT CATA
To protect the safety of our artists, faculty, and staff, all people entering the CATA facility must be fully vaccinated and check in at the front door. Mask use is optional. We highly encourage everyone to wear a mask, but realize that this is a hardship for some people and can present a barrier for access to CATA programs. We will continue to offer masks if you need one. If you can, please make an appointment before visiting by calling (413) 528-5485. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building. If you have additional questions about CATA’s COVID safety protocols, please contact our office at (413) 528-5485.
Accessibility & ADA/504 Coordinator
If you have any questions about accessibility at CATA, please contact Jeff Gagnon, our Accessibility & ADA/504 Coordinator, at [email protected] or (413) 528-5485.
Accessible parking is available at our office and studio spaces at 420 Stockbridge Road (in the Jenifer House Commons). Should you need assistance, please call the office directly at (413) 528-5485.
CATA’s office and studios are fully accessible. From the parking lot, follow the large, accessible bridge up to the front entrance and patio. (Note: side entrance is locked from the exterior). CATA’s administrative office and visual arts/writing studio can be found on the ground floor. The performing arts studio and lounge are found on the second floor, accessible via both an elevator and stairs. Questions about accessibility at CATA? Contact our Accessibility and ADA/504 Coordinator Jeff Gagnon at [email protected] or (413) 528-5485.
From the Taconic State Parkway – Passenger Cars and Vans. No Commercial Plates:
Take the exit for Route 23, in Columbia County, New York. Drive east on Route 23 through Hillsdale, into Massachusetts. Stay on Route 23, passing through the village of South Egremont and into Great Barrington. At the intersection of Route 23 and Route 7 (a traffic light) turn left, onto Route 7 North. This quickly becomes Main Street. Drive through downtown Great Barrington until the intersection of State Road (Route 7) and 41. Turn right onto State Rd. The road eventually curves to the left and becomes Stockbridge Road. CATA is on your right in the Jenifer House Commons complex. Take the first driveway and CATA’s building is the first blue building immediately on your right.
From I-90, the Massachusetts Turnpike – Truck and Bus Route:
Take Exit 2 at Lee, Massachusetts. Follow the signs for Route 102 South to Stockbridge. Take Route 102 South, through Stockbridge, to the intersection with Route 7. The Red Lion Inn will be on your left, at the intersection. Turn Left, and take Route 7 South into Great Barrington. CATA will be on your left within the Jenifer House Commons. Take the second driveway on your left (after the Barrington Brewery entrance). Once in the drive, CATA is the first blue building on the left).
Bus: CATA is accessible via the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) bus routes #21 and #21X, as well as the new #22 BRTA route. Paratransit is also available to those individuals who may need it. Visit BRTA online for detailed bus information, or call BRTA at (800) 292-BRTA or (413) 499-2782.
CATA has accessible restrooms located on each floor.
Off-Site Workshops & Events
For directions to workshops hosted by our Program Partners, or to special events, including our annual performance & gala, please contact our ADA Coordinator.
In 2016, CATA was selected as one of five organizations across the state to participate in the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) UP Innovation and Learning Network, collaborating with other organizations to make Massachusetts the most inclusive state in America. CATA is one of 27 arts organizations in Massachusetts to be designated as an UP organization with the MCC. UP Organizations are leaders and innovators in the field inspiring other organizations to learn, take action, and embrace inclusivity as a core value.
Community Access to the Arts is committed to providing a functional, accessible, and interactive web experience for all users and welcomes any comments on how to improve our site’s accessibility. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular web page on https://cataarts.org/, please contact us at [email protected] If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page in your email, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you.