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At CityArts, we believe in the power of arts for change.

For a quick look at what Providence CityArts for Youth is doing, here’s a short trailer. And we invite you to hear from former young artists who can speak to how CityArts transformed their lives in this alumni video.

Providence CityArts for Youth encourages and inspires participation in diverse forms of art at an early age, as a means to promote youth development, positive school culture, social change, and community building. We do this because we believe in:

  • An approach that integrates creative skill-building, critical inquiry, cultural awareness, positive youth development, and community building in an engaging and joyful environment.
  • Providing access to high-quality materials, multidisciplinary art classes, and exhibition opportunities that are equal to those available to their more well-resourced peers.
  • Collaborations with our many partners – parents, schools, universities, and artists – ¬†help CityArts deliver programs without cost to children in Providence.
  • Multiple pathways for teaching artist development – diverse teaching artists from our community have opportunities to develop professionally as both teachers and artists.