UPDATED ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
Frontline Arts is committed to enabling all visitors to experience its classes and workshops, studio rental and technical assistance, exhibitions, and public programs. We recognize the diversity of our community’s abilities and needs and accommodations will be made to allow the fullest level of participation possible.
Frontline Arts provides barrier-free access to our main level. The main floor houses our printing presses and most printmaking equipment and supplies, along with our accessible restroom and seating area in the lobby. Screen printing and papermaking equipment are located on the lower level, which is accessible only by stairs inside the building or through a street-level doorway outside of the building. While the street-level doorway meets ADA compliance standards in measurement, the current access route from the parking lot to the doorway requires travel on the side of the street where there is no sidewalk. However, if an artist wishes to utilize our screen printing or papermaking equipment found on the lower level, we can make adaptations to provide assistance or bring portions of the mobile equipment to the main floor for use. Please allow at least one week advance notice for booking studio time with requests for set-up in the main studio for screen printing or papermaking.
The upper-level gallery is accessible only by stairs located inside of the building. There is an outdoor ADA-compliant sign with high contrast text and Braille on the left-hand side of the main entrance stating the main floor is accessible, while the second floor gallery is accessible only by stairs. We do offer a slide show of all gallery exhibitions and artist statements available on our website, posted as soon as the exhibition is installed, able to be explored from a computer monitor on the main level or viewed remotely from home.
One accessible parking space is located to the left side of the main entrance. A valid access parking permit is required. A ramp leads from the parking area to the front door. There is a curb cut on the sidewalk leading to the ramp, and the main entryway is wheelchair accessible. At the entrance to the ramp, there is an outdoor ADA-compliant sign with high contrast text and Braille with an active wheelchair symbol and arrow pointing to the right to indicate the main entranceway. The front door can be opened manually or automatically. You may press the outdoor pushpad with wheelchair symbol and Braille to activate the automatic front door. This pushpad is found immediately to the left of the door. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is located on the main floor in the lobby when you enter.
Support people may accompany persons with disabilities to art classes or workshops for no additional charge. Frontline Arts offers a 50% discount on event tickets for a support person who accompanies a guest with a disability.
Staff will accompany any individual through gallery exhibits or a tour of the facilities if assistance or accommodation services are requested. There is seating available in the gallery.
If an individual requires quiet space at any point during their visit here, our gallery on the third floor may meet the individual's needs.
Large print materials may be requested within the same day and can be printed, emailed, or direct mailed prior to your visit. Digital media alternate formats can be requested with three days advance notice. Please allow two weeks advance notice for requests for other accommodations. Please call us to discuss accessibility services.
Service animals are always welcome.
We look forward to speaking with you and meeting your needs to make your visit comfortable and engaging in the arts!
Please call us at (908) 725-2110 or
email our Director, Rachel Heberling, at Rachel@frontlinearts.org
Frontline Arts would like to acknowledge the support of The New Jersey Cultural Trust for funding in 2019 that allowed for the purchase of a new automatic front door with dual pushpads inclusive of Braille, as well as two ADA-compliant outdoor accessibility signs with the active wheelchair symbol and Braille, indicating our ramp entrance and the accessibility of our main studio level.
The New Jersey Cultural Trust was created in July 2000 as a public/private partnership to help ensure a stable and healthy nonprofit cultural industry in New Jersey that is sustainable even in the toughest of economic times. The Trust provides grants to support capital projects, endowments and institutional and financial stabilization of arts, history and humanities organizations in New Jersey.
For more information on the importance of The New Jersey Cultural Trust, please visit: https://www.nj.gov/state/culturaltrust/ct-trust-information.shtml