The Arts After School program provides arts enrichment to underserved children during after school hours. Professional teaching artists of various disciplines are matched with a site; then the artist is “in residence” in the site for 12 weeks per semester, both fall and spring. Typically, the schedule is twice per week, for two hours, totaling 48 hours of direct teaching time per semester. This program is provided at no cost.
Currently, the program operates in fourteen sites, including Oklahoma City Public Schools, the YMCA, the First Presbyterian Church, and the Boys and Girls Club. Program expansion is continually underway, with a goal of being in seventeen sites in Fall 2014. Recent classes for kids have included dance & movement, creative writing, watercolor, hip-hop, painting, and more!
To donate directly to the Arts After School program, please use the donation form below. To find a specific Arts After School fundraiser to donate to their page, use the lookup widget below the donation form.
To find out more about the Community Arts Program, contact the Arts Council of Oklahoma City at (405) 270-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Community Arts Program is made possible with the assistance of Allied Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.