The artsREACH Society
Category: Education – Tags: art, children, workshops, education, non-profit
gaylia [at] artsreach.ca
389 Crystal View Terrace
Victoria, BC V9B5S5
ArtsREACH is a not for profit organization created to provide high quality visual and performing arts training to young children, regardless of their financial means. To reach the children who would benefit the most, we deliver free 60-90 minute workshops in public elementary schools identified as having a high percentage of low income families. As well, we are beginning to include some community centers in program implementation.
Research has shown that an involvement in the arts increases a person’s capacity to think critically and act independently. Through artsREACH, children who are least likely to have access to an education in the arts are able to benefit from the critical life skills that are learned as part of our workshops. Through these workshops, children will:
- develop artistic and creative skills in a positive learning environment
- gain an appreciation for the arts
- improve their self-confidence and self-esteem
- develop teamwork, communication and personal management skills
Since 2005, more than 25,000 children have participated in an artsREACH workshop delivered at their public elementary school. The workshops are taught by professional artists, actors, dancers and filmmakers.