Arts In / Arts Out

“I’m excited that I created something. I did it myself with my own hands. I’m an artist.”
–Betsy, CATA artist



In CATA’s core program, artists with disabilities participate in arts workshops taught by faculty who are working artists in their fields. Arts In / Arts Out workshops provide stimulating and creative opportunities for CATA artists to develop new skills and achieve broader goals. Workshops take place across Berkshire and Columbia counties in residences, day habilitation programs, schools, and eldercare settings, as well as in CATA’s own studio in Great Barrington, MA.

CATA’s Arts In / Arts Out workshops include:

Creative Writing



Modern Dance

Singing and Songwriting

Tap Dance



Visual Art

(painting, drawing, sculpture, etc)


Your support brings CATA programs to 47 organizations—residences, day programs, and schools across Berkshire and Columbia counties. CATA’s program partners include:

Adams-Chesire Regional School District
Berkshire Family & Individual Resources
Berkshire County Arc
Berkshire Service Group
Berkshire Healthcare
Berkshire Hills Regional School District
Blue Q
Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
Cadmus Lifesharing Association
Camphill Village Copake
Central Berkshire Regional School District
College Internship Program

Columbia County Arc
High Spirit Community Farm
Leander House
Lee Public Schools
Lenox Public Schools
Oakdale Foundation
Oak Lodge
Pittsfield Public Schools
Riverbrook Residence
Southern Berkshire Regional School District
United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County

CATA would also like to thank the following organizations for hosting CATA workshops and events:


Moving Arts Exchange (MAX)
Berkshire South Regional Community Center