ARTreach Programs are about ART and EDUCATION and are designed to REACH, support, and improve the lives of individuals and communities in need.
ARTreach offers innovative art programs to address the educational and social needs represented by students, parents and teachers in our school districts, as well as by clients and case workers in welfare agencies, county courts and social service. Art can be utilized to enhance an educational approach, provide enrichment, or support counseling. ARTreach responds to all needs and requests and will develop and pilot art programs to support specific issues related to education and social skills development. ARTreach evaluates the impact of the art program, and supports the funding of ARTreach Programs for schools and communities in need.
Mentoring through Art
ARTreach Programs serving children at risk
These programs are developed for campuses and school districts that are seeking programs that improve education through arts integration and make learning to read, understanding math, and grasping science and history easier for students. ARTreach "Mentoring through Art" programs also support adaptive and transitional behavior, or can be utilized as an expressive art avenue that helps a student cope with depression or survive a crisis. Schools and social service agencies that are seeking programs that will improve self esteem, improve test scores, reduce drop-out rates, teach about healthier lifestyles, the environment, and support a better future turn to ARTreach. We are combining mentoring, education and life skills with art. Mentoring through Art is an important and valuable program ARTreach develops and delivers to children at risk. You can help! ARTreach is in need of individuals who can donate 3 hours per week training and sharing their time and talent with children, ARTreach accepts gifts of quality art supplies and seeks $25,000 per year in grants to support the development of ongoing programs. ARTreach relies on foundation grants, corporations, businesses and individuals for support. Please make a tax deductible donation today to support this program.
Within My Reach!
ARTreach Programs serving children and adults with special
These art programs are individually developed to support children and adults with special needs. Students with Downs Syndrome, autism, or other developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities are benefitting from ARTreach Programs that teach life skills and train in an art vocation. The "Within My Reach" Program increases a student's confidence, and promotes inclusion and acceptance in our society. Teachers and parents are looking for ways their students and children with special needs can achieve their potential to a become happier, well connected and productive members of the community. ARTreach programs in this arena are working to support continued education, social skills development, and enrichment to improve the overall quality of life for individuals with special needs.
ARTreach Programs serving seniors, fragile elderly and individuals with Alzheimer's
ARTreach Programs serving senior citizens, the fragile elderly or individuals with Alzheimer’s are designed to improve the mental, emotional and physical state of an individual or group. ARTbeat combines art, dance and music to enrich a person's life, integrate generations and connect individuals to their communities. ARTreach ARTbeat Programs are also offered through hospitals and medical care facilities to support recovery and improve overall health. ARTreach seeks $10,000 in gifts, grants and donations per year to offset fees related to professional artists, volunteer training and art supplies to make creative art and social programs accessible to a wider populations of seniors and elderly in need.
ARTreach Juvenile Justice Programs
Juvenile Detention Centers and Residential Treatment Centers serving foster care represent our youth at highest risk of dropping out of school, living on the street, or ending up in prison. ARTreach develops programs that will support state licensing expectations related to education and enrichment. The arts will help expand a youth's view on the world and open the door to a more positive future. ARTreach Programs have a highest impact in this arena, because these children represent the most neglected in our society. The children we encounter here are the most inspired by the recognition of their own artistic talents and the influence their talent has on their ability to achieve success. This is a good place for creative art programs to be. Please donate your time and any dollars to support juvenile justice programs.
General Audiences, Schools and Community Programs
ARTreach also offers quality art programs to the general community. Community support for ARTreach allows us to offer scholarships for the gifted and talented, private studio lessons, Gallery Workshops, Painting and Photography workshops, Music Events, Cultural Arts Presentations and Special Exhibitions. The Arts brings the community to life and provide a cultural connection! Art supports education, economic development and cultural tourism. Contact ARTreach to discuss bringing an ARTreach signature event or presentation to your school or community. General Audience and School and Community Programs are sponsored by ARTreach business and corporate PARTners and active PTAs.
ARTreach is part of the Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Roster. Financial support is available to assist with artist fees through the TCA ARTS Respond Performance Support Grant Program. This quarterly program provides support to Texas Schools, libraries and nonprofits organizations and government entities for hiring artists to do a performance, residency or workshops in a school or community center or facility. These applications are funded based on a sliding scale ranging from 30-50% of contracted fees. Support is based on TCA’s available funds. Contact TCA at 512-463-5535 extension 0 for more information.