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CATA (Community Access to the Arts) nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts. On May 9, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, CATA created a virtual gala, featuring a film using home-made footage by CATA artists, Zoom interviews with CATA faculty, archival footage of past CATA galas, and gala rehearsal footage from just before the pandemic shut everything down. The result is an entertaining overview of the CATA artists and arts programs, with insight into the process behind CATA’s success.


Film by: Ben Hillman
Director of Photography: Richard Sands 
Location Audio: Leo Mahoney/Mallard Video
Archival Gala Footage: CTSB
Additional Film Clips by:
   Mary Gillman
   Abbey Hanley
   Cody Martin
   Michael Wainwright
   David Dashiell
   Christina Lane
   Community Access to the Arts
   Janice Shields
Music by:
   Art Cart Troubadours: JoAnne Spies, Jeanne Laurin Schnackenberg, Wes Buckley
   Fleetwood Mac
   Imogen Heap
   Roomful of Teeth
   Sam Rosen
   Meredith Monk
   Thelonius Monk
   JoAnne Spies

CATA producers:
Margaret Keller, Executive Director
Dawn Lane, Artistic Director
Chris Watford, Director of Communications