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 25,000 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.

Pop in to our Pop-Up Shop!

Learn more 

You’re invited to our first Pop-Up Shop on September 24-25 at the Vancouver Island School of Art from 11 am to 4 pm. Take home alternative art supplies by the bagful! Presented by

Past events

Colour Your Palate was a hit!

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

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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