Home > The Movement

The first step: an accessible mind

Can you imagine a world in which every country, city, and establishment is accessible for everyone? We can too, but before we get there we need to change our mindset, and that means changing the way we look at accessibility.

A very happy young boy in a wheelchair.

A very happy young boy in a wheelchair.

 

Our mission is to build a society that benefits everyone, no matter what their premises are. ACCAC makes the world accessible for everyone by offering a variety of services and opportunities to businesses, event organisers, and artists around the world.

 

Our mission is to

Make the world more accessible for everyone

Disseminate information

Develop international co-operation

Promote the expression of views through art and culture

Bridge the gap between the non-disabled and disabled

Encourage the exchange of art training internationally

On the left, a blind aerial acrobat in a white suit suspended in mid-air during a performance. On the right, a disabled male Korean calligraphy artist with only one hand paints characters on a canvas while a female dancer in a white dress performs in the background.

On the left, a blind aerial acrobat in a white suit suspended in mid-air during a performance. On the right, a disabled male Korean calligraphy artist with only one hand paints characters on a canvas while a female dancer in a white dress performs in the background.

 

The second step: join the movement.

How can we make the world accessible?

Through a network of international accessibility professionals.

Some cities might be accessible to everyone, but the attitude within the population might be less open-minded. We can change attitudes change by sharing knowledge and information.

Through international events and media

In order to learn, people need to hear, see, and experience. ACCAC brings people together to discuss and solve shared challenges. Join us and change the world for the better.

Through amazing art experiences

ACCAC thrives on providing new possibilities for disabled artists and inclusive groups. Read more about accessible art & culture.

Through innovative solutions and ideas

We raise awareness of accessibility solutions that come from all around the world. We also spread best practices via the ACCAC network and events. Read more about our services.

History

Accessible Arts and Culture Association (ACCAC) was founded in 2011 to carry out international performance and training exchanges, and to actively build a network around accessibility. ACCAC movement was established by the co-founder of ACCAC Global, Kirsi Mustalahti.

The activities quickly expanded from artistic activities to include development of well-being, international event cooperation, producing quality services, and implementing equality.

ACCAC's mission has been to promote and increase awareness of the fact that services are not equal for everyone. ACCAC also believed there was a need for an event where people could meet, network and discuss these matters on a global basis. Kirsi Mustalahti, working with event producers and entrepreneurs Sasu Paakkunainen and Sami Kovalainen, founded ACCAC Global in its present form.

In Finland, the Accessible Arts and Culture Association continues its work as ACCAC Finland. The guiding principle behind all activities is to concretely help events, cultural service providers, organisations, theaters, and companies to improve their accessibility and to reach new audiences and participants.

The association wants to improve accessibility in the Finnish culture and events field and to promote equal participation in cultural events for all people.

Read more about ACCAC Finland.

Contact us by filling this form and we'll get back to you!

Join our newsletter