Get Involved

The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium (MAC) is run by an Advisory Board, who take on leadership roles within MAC and receive a stipend for their time. All MAC members are also invited to join a committee in order to connect with other MAC members and contribute to MAC’s important work of creating a more equitable and accessible arts & culture world for disabled people. MAC deeply appreciates the time, energy, and commitment that Advisory Board and committee members give towards the organization; MAC could not exist without them!


Please see below for more information about how you can get involved on the Advisory Board or on a committee.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is the organizing body of MAC. It is a group of disabled and nondisabled access workers, consultants, and lovers of arts and culture in New York City. Together with the paid staff and volunteer committee members, the Advisory Board oversees the programming and operations of the organization. Advisory Board members serve a maximum of two two-year terms, which ensures that new voices and perspectives are always being brought into MAC’s leadership.


MAC will be recruiting for new Advisory Board members in Fall 2024 – stay tuned!


Head over to our About page to learn about the current members of MAC’s Advisory Board.

Member Committees

All of MAC’s programs and activities – from our workshops, to our newsletter, to our employment programs, and more – are carried out with the support of volunteer committees. All MAC members are welcome and encouraged to join a committee as a way to connect with their fellow members and to help shape the direction and vision of our organization. The current MAC committees are:


  • Communications. The Communications committee oversees MAC’s social media, website, and email communications. Members of this committee will advise on MAC’s communications priorities and may offer support with copywriting, graphic design, or social media as desired. Join this committee if you are excited about spreading the word about MAC to the arts & culture community!
  • Fundraising & Finance. The Fundraising and Finance committee oversees MAC’s budget and identifies funding opportunities for MAC. Members of this committee will advise on available funding opportunities, advise on budgetary priorities, and may support with grantwriting and copyediting as desired. Join this committee if you are interested in arts & culture funding and are excited about helping MAC grow!
  • Membership. The Membership committee develops member benefits and programs, as well as recruits new MAC members. Members of this committee will advise on MAC’s member benefits, recommend new MAC members, and may facilitate member roundtables as desired. Join this committee if you want to be a connector between MAC and the broader arts & culture community!
  • Programs. The Programs committee works with paid staff to plan and execute all of MAC’s public programs, including professional development workshops, Supporting Transitions employment programs, and more. Members of this committee will advise on program topics, support program development, and may participate in program execution as desired. Join this committee if you are excited about helping others learn about arts & culture accessibility!
  • Research & Advocacy. The Research & Advocacy committee steers MAC’s advocacy efforts towards local representatives, funders, and the broader arts & culture community. It also conducts research projects related to disability and the arts. Members of this committee will advise on MAC’s advocacy priorities and may participate in research & advocacy efforts as desired. Join this committee if you want to be a voice for change in the disability and arts community!


Committee members can expect to spend about 1-2 hours per month volunteering for MAC, usually in the form of attending virtual meetings. If you are a MAC member interested in contributing your time to a committee, fill out our Committee Sign-Up Form.

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