WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD WE BE WITHOUT THE ARTS
ArtHouse is like a Village – and it’s not a small village. We estimate that close to 15,000 young people have little or no access to extra-curricular arts programs throughout the Halton Region. And while we simply can’t reach everyone, we are grateful to our Community Partners, Our Instructors, Volunteers and our Donors who are helping us to engage our most vulnerable young people providing them with better pathways to their futures. With Covid, our role changed when we temporarily went beyond the arts to serve many of our ArtHouse families with weekly fresh meals in partnership with some generous local restaurants. And our Arts programming quickly transitioned from Physical to Virtual. We’ve learned so much over the past few months, strengthening our mission to serve the Whole Child – creatively, physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, educationally and nutritionally in an atmosphere that is supportive and safe.
Since 2009 ArtHouse has engaged over 9,000 vulnerable young kids by providing 634 Neighbourhood and Community Programs, delivered at 90 Subsidized Housing locations, Cooperatives, Community Hubs and in collaborative partnerships with front-line Agencies throughout Halton.
To provide accessible, safe, FREE programming with strong role-model relationships. In addition to our foundation of Arts-related Programs that support the creativity and positive well-being of our young people, our work includes homework help, cooking, gardening, environmental education and maybe just a great conversation. ArtHouse is often the child’s only extra-curricular activity. And, we may well be the only outsider with whom they feel truly comfortable.
OUR FRONT OF THE LINE POLICY:
Over the last 12 years, ArtHouse has built a strong network of families throughout Halton that have been introduced to us through our many Neighbourhood and Community partners. As a charitable organization that is grateful for its generous financial supporters, we remain fully committed to directing their donations to programs that support children and youth residing within the Region of Halton and where cost may be a barrier. While we do not want to discourage anyone from registering, we know there may be disappointments and thank you for your understanding.
BUILDING STRONGER KIDS THROUGH THE ARTS