Our Mission

To empower cultural institutions

in Michigan to become more accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities. By sharing resources and experiences, leveraging expertise, refining best practices, and building institutional capacity, we will increase accessibility for people with disabilities, therein increasing accessibility for all.

Three women, one in a wheelchair, look at the Diego Reviera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

What we do

The Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA) is a consortium of professionals working together to enhance the accessibility of Michigan’s cultural institutions for people of all abilities. Founded in 2016, MACA provides a forum for sharing best practices, ideas, and resources focused around making cultural institutions more welcoming and inclusive.


“Inclusion in the arts matters because it leads to inclusion in life.”

— Mickey Rowe, Actor and Autism activist


Who we are

Founding organizations were the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Arab American National Museum, Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Zoological Society, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Michigan Science Center, and The Henry Ford. Today, we are a community of more than 40 cultural organizations!

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Get Involved

There are lots of ways to learn more about MACA and how we are increasing cultural accessibility across Michigan. You can subscribe to our newsletter, attend a program, join us for a meeting, or just email us for more information.

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