Funding News

California Arts Council Grant Funds Website Update
California Arts CouncilThanks to a California Arts Council Professional Development Grant, ArtReach will soon have a brand new WordPress website that will not only update our look, but also allow our team self-manage content.

Ramona Community Foundation Supports Work at Ramona Elementary
Ramona Community FoundationA $7,000 grant from the Ramona Community Foundation translates into an year-long artist-in-residency at Ramona Elementary School for ArtReach Teaching Artist Catherine Dzialo-Haller. Catherine will work with every student in grades K-6th one time, and with all 4th and 5th graders ten times throughout the year. The grant also funds an end-of-the year student art show. If you visit the Ramona County Library in December, look for a display of hand built clay pieces created by Ramona Elementary students.

Lawrence A. Appley Foundation Funds Artist-In-Residency at Fulton Elementary
A generous grant from the Lawrence A. Appley Foundation will allow ArtReach Artist Deron Cohen to work with almost 300 Fulton students in grades K – 8th several times throughout the year. Students will build art skills as they work in a variety of media.

“ArtReach does exactly as its name implies: it reaches out to students and affords them
the opportunity to experience art. ArtReach allows students to express their creativity,
to appreciate art, and to 'shine' in a new and different way. Thank you ArtReach!“

- Vista Grande Elementary Teacher            

Boy Paints

What is ArtReach?
ArtReach is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that takes working artists into K - 6 schools throughout San Diego County to provide hands-on visual art education workshops. We believe art opens the door to limitless possibilities and teaches young people to think critically and originally. And, that every child should have the opportunity to make art despite budget cuts and regardless of socioeconomic status. The team that brings ArtWalk events to San Diego every year created ArtReach in 2007. Since then, we have worked with thousands of students and families.

ArtReach Video: Arts & Innovation

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

- Albert Einstein            

In this video San Diego innovators and members of the ArtReach team share their thoughts
on the value of arts education and how it impacts our “coming attractions.”

Thank you to Chris Swabb of On Assignment Studios for donating the time and care to create this video. Thank you to Janet Smith, ArtReach Board member and owner of On Assignment Studios for envisioning this project. Learn more about Janet and Chris here.


ArtReach Workshops In Schools
We bring everything needed to your school for each lesson, no buses required. ArtReach workshops include:

  • Professional artists as teachers
  • Innovative projects that instruct and inspire
  • STEAM oriented lesson by request
  • One time visit, series or artist residencies
  • Emphasis on creating original work
  • Workshops for entire schools or specific grade levels
  • All materials needed for each lesson
  • Lessons based on California State Board of Education Visual Art Standards
  • Lesson plan and suggestion for in class projects provided to classroom teacher
  • Evaluation by teachers and students

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After School Programs/Events
ArtReach also offers after school programs and workshops for youth organizations. Contact us to create the perfect program whatever your need.

Fee-Based Program: costs vary depending on the number of students enrolled and the project chosen.

Free Workshops: When funding allows, ArtReach offers free workshops to schools that meet need criteria.

We will work with you to fit your budget.

All Kids Need Art: Your Donations Help
ArtReach transforms your tax-deductible donation into free hands on workshops at schools that have no visual arts education resources or funding for such programs. Your gift funds Teaching Artists, materials and curriculum development.

Donate to ArtReach
Make a tax deductible donation to ArtReach here. Your gift will help ArtReach take art workshops to schools regardless of their ability to pay.

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