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. To meet the need caused by the coronavirus pandemic, CATA is offering a full roster of multi-week workshops online in a variety of art forms, including painting, writing, acting, drumming, singing and songwriting, yoga, juggling, dance, and more. Additional in-person workshops are being offered in small groups, outdoors at CATA and throughout the Berkshires.


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. Many CATA workshops are currently being offered virtually with small in-person workshops taking place outdoors. Please contact Kara Smith 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.

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 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