Kids need art. It's that simple.
Our mission is to create art experiences that inspire young people, expand learning, and enliven communities. Why?
Art education is both a catalyst and a haven for self-discovery and self-expression. Deeply engaging with the arts gives children the building blocks to make meaning out of their experiences and teaches them to connect with others in and beyond their own communities.
- Students who have art in their lives do better in school and in life than those who don't. (Catterall et al., 1999)
- By focusing their instruction on process rather than product, teaching artists help children develop critical 21st century learning and innovation skills. (Burton et al., 2004)
- Teaching artists provide students with compelling models of achievement and success. (President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, 2011)