Robin Marquis (They/Them) is a disabled artist and organizer with over a decade of experience leading community-based initiatives and programming centering diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. They specialize in supporting cultural organizations with training and implementation strategies for making spaces accessible for and inclusive of people with disabilities. As CTD/PAC’s Cultural Access and Inclusion Specialist, they lead community outreach and provide direct support to museums as they begin their shift towards adopting inclusive design principles.
Robin has developed and led accessibility workshops for The National Endowment for the Arts, The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, Maryland State Arts Council, and various cultural organizations in the Mid-Atlantic. They’ve been invited to speak at conferences worldwide, including Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD), MuseWeb, and Arts Activated, Australia’s leading national forum for arts, culture, and disability. As the Co-Director of a small community museum in Baltimore, Maryland, Robin champions a new vision for museums in society: spaces that democratize access to resources, knowledge, and the historical narrative.
Robin previously served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Access Smithsonian, the central accessibility office for the Smithsonian Institution, and holds an MFA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Arts. They believe that engaging disabled artists, communities, and organizers results in innovative solutions and cultural programming that centers joy, creativity, and empathy.