Nurturing intellectual and creative development
The arts teach children vital skills, preparing them for the 21st century workforce. Arts education correlates with better grades and test scores and facilitates learning in other subjects. For under-served students who cope with disabilities, violence, or poverty, the arts often help keep them in school and out of jail. Arts education, however―both in and after school―is often considered a luxury, and, due to frequent cuts in public funding, seldom has sufficient support.
This website contains the history of our work, lessons learned, and resources we hope will inspire you to adopt or adapt the ARTWorks for Kids model―coalition building, collaborative fundraising, and collective advocacy.