Become a CATA Artist

“CATA creates a place for all. No exceptions.”



Community Access to the Arts offers arts programming for people with a broad range of disabilities. Workshops are offered as multi-week series at the CATA Studio (located at 70 Railroad Street in Great Barrington), at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, and at schools, day habilitation programs, eldercare settings, and community spaces throughout Berkshire & Columbia Counties.


All workshops are taught by gifted faculty who are working artists in their fields. No prior experience in the arts is needed to attend or participate in our programs! All are welcome and our program staff can help you learn more about how to get involved.

CATA workshops include:

Creative Writing



Modern Dance


Tap Dance



Visual Art

(painting, drawing, sculpture, and more)


For individuals, families, and caregivers:


• Contact CATA’s program team to talk about your interests and learn more about workshop offerings. We would be happy to schedule a time for you to visit the CATA Studio and attend a trial workshop. We ask that you talk with us first before attending a class or coming for a visit. Please contact Jeff Gagnon at (413) 528-5485 or to schedule a time to speak.


• If you have a caregiver or attend a day program or school, share with them your interest in CATA’s programs. CATA may already be providing programs at your day program or school– perhaps you can join!

For teachers and administrators interested in having CATA workshops in your classroom, day program, residence, eldercare setting, or community space:


• Contact CATA’s Program Manager, Jeff Gagnon to express your interest in learning more about CATA workshops and provide information about your classroom or program.


• Schedule a time to meet with CATA staff either at our office in Great Barrington or at your location to discuss how CATA workshops can help you reach the goals and objectives within your classroom or program.



For all questions or to schedule a time to visit, please contact:


Jeff Gagnon
Program Manager
(413)528-5485 ext. 101