Arts programming for children

artsREACH mission is to provide all children with the opportunity to develop life skills by exploring their potential through arts experiences.

Accessible and affordable

Who we are 

We provide children with the opportunity to develop life skills by participating in high-quality arts programming that they wouldn’t be able to access otherwise. For these children to participate at no cost, funds are raised through grants, donors, sponsors and events.

Enhancing life skills

About our programs 

Children who develop communication, personal management and teamwork skills into natural behaviours at a young age are able to use these life skills to create a better future for themselves.

A collage of self portraits created by students in an artsREACH visual arts workshop.

Fun workshops taught by professionals

Support our work 

Since 2005, more than 21,000 children have participated in an artsREACH workshop delivered at their public elementary school or community centre. The workshops are taught by professional artists, actors, dancers and filmmakers.

Children laugh and play in an artsREACH theatre workshop.

Colour Your Palate was amazing!

Check out the winners 

Our annual Iron-Chef inspired fundraiser was a lively, delectable celebration of food and art. There were canapé tastings, a silent auction, live music, door prizes, and more. Many thanks to our sponsors, supporters, chefs, guests, and volunteers for a thoroughly enjoyable evening in support of our arts programs for children.

Colour Your Palate logo

Past events

10th Anniversary Event 

On March 5 we had a party to celebrate our 10th anniversary! There were free workshops for the kids, and of course a big birthday cake. Check out all the photos!

Spring cleaning? We can help!

About our social enterprise 

We are currently soliciting local businesses to donate surplus goods, factory cast-offs and recycled materials that can be used as alternative art materials.

We plan to use the donated items for future art projects with the kids and also to create our very first Pop-Up Shop in the fall to sell “art supplies” by the bagful. We also need storage facilities.

Infographic describing artsREACH's need for surplus materials to turn into alternative art materials.

Student Video: Snakebite

Learn about our After-School Film Program 

Check out this cool video created in January 2016 by students in our filmmaking workshop at Tillicum Elementary School.

Staff Spotlight

Work with us! 

Our program coordinator, Erica, loves her job and it shows.

Our artsREACH program coordinator loves her job!

What teachers say about us

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