Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Access Art Corp International

  • New Bedford, MA
  • www.accessartcorpintl.org

Mission Statement

A.C.C.E.S.S. Art Corp., Int'l.was incorporated in 1994 to mobilize a multi-cultural harborfest celebrating the diversified history of the unique Tall Ship Schooner Ernestina. From 2000-2004, we have produced 18 cultural documentaries, many aired on our series "Word That's Heard". Our programs have been broadcast via cable television in 11 New England communities. We are dedicated to profiling underserved while foregrounding multi-cultural contributions via oral history. Our preservation of maritime culture has taken place via the AHOY! after-school program. Maritime culture is the anchor of our region; maritime education is a large part of its future--and we are there at the advent of this movement. We have more recently contributed maritime art to a community mural capturing the city's harborfront panorama.

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Service Areas

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Massachusetts

We are based in Southeastern Massachusetts and contribute to the underserved communities in our region.  We also do regional programmatic outreach; our production values are international in scope and content.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer

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Ms. Claudia Grace

Keywords

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multi-cultural, documentary, maritime, Cape Verdean, Schooner Ernestina, green, community

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Also Known As

A.C.C.E.S.S. Art Corp. Int'l.

EIN

04-3223652

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Film, Video (A31)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Our latest initiative has been partnering with sustainable groups to transform an abandoned urban court into a sustainable greenspace benefitting downtown residents, surrounding neighborhoods, and heritage tourism. Last year's "AHOY!" (art/history/oceans/youth) project--currently being redesigned as an out-of-school time program for '09-- served 17 5th graders from New Bedford's South End public schools. This area is underserved and ethnically diverse. We used the rich maritime culture and customs of the region to amplify self-esteem and self-awareness, to positively frame ethnic contributions, and to increase team building and communication skills. The beneficiaries were the students from at-risk and underserved neighborhoods, as well as the City which can groom them, via our program, as future candidates for maritime research.

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Service Areas

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Massachusetts

We are based in Southeastern Massachusetts and contribute to the underserved communities in our region.  We also do regional programmatic outreach; our production values are international in scope and content.

Funding Needs

Funds are needed to put our production values into action.  We are actively seeking sponsors to support our documentary work.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Claudia Grace

BIO

Claudia Grace is an incorporator of A.C.C.E.S.S. Art and has served as grantwriter, as well as host/researcher and artistic director of the organization. She is the author of "The Other Side of Where I Used to Live" and "Write for Life: The Workbook". She has worked as consultant/translator for the international maritime industry and currently scores performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. She holds an M.A. in English: Creative Writing from Brown University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Claudia Grace

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