Beth Bienvenu

Director of the Office of Accessibility
National Endowment for the Arts
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Beth Bienvenu is the Director of the Office of Accessibility at the National Endowment for the Arts, where she manages the NEA's technical assistance and advocacy work devoted to making the arts accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and people in institutional settings. She provides guidance and support to state arts agency staff and professionals working the fields of arts access, careers in the arts for people with disabilities, creativity and aging, arts and health, universal design, and arts in corrections.

Prior to her work at the NEA, she worked as a Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), where she analyzed policies and practices related to the employment for people with disabilities. She also served as an adjunct professor for George Mason University’s Master of Arts in Arts Management program, where she taught courses in arts policy, and she has a background in performing arts management. Dr. Bienvenu has master's degrees in sociology and arts administration and a doctorate in organizational leadership.