*all donations are tax deductible.
Donate tangible resources needed to impact lives at the 402 Arts Collective. Provide for real needs from our students and make possible what would otherwise be impossible for many young and aspiring artists.
Our mentoring program has been expanding exponentially every year which means that we have more opportunities to impact lives. However, we need the help of the community to continue to offer free mentorship to disadvantaged youth.
Help students without financial resources find their way to a lessons studio, studying an art form with an Artist Instructor because of your donation. All funds go to our financial assistance fund. Financial assistance applications are accepted all year and awarded in trimesters.
Donated funds will be allocated to building and expansion of future educational facilities and studios in subsequent locations around the city and region.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO SUPPORTING ART IN OUR COMMUNITIES?
Art brings communities together
It gives us our voice
It allows us to push boundaries and question the status quo.
What are the benefits to art education? How does art education benefit children?
Educationally, the arts define our students and their creativity.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
“Every child is an artist. The challenge is to remain an artist after you grow up,”
- PABLO PICASSO
“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.”
- HENRY JAMES
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning.”
“I have long believed in the important role that music and the arts can play in helping students learn, achieve, and succeed. Education in theatre, dance and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to nd the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity and vivid imagination that need training... training that prepares them to become con dent young men and women.”
- FORMER SECRETARY OF EDUCATION, RICHARD RILEY