We achieved major milestones in our programming during 2022, including surpassing an overall impact of 5,000 artists supported by our Artist Resources Initiatives and successfully resuming our in-person programs after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Our Youth Programs provided tuition-free, semester-long interdisciplinary arts courses to more than 120 Austin-area youth.
Our Community Programs engaged more than 250 Austin residents in family-friendly community arts activities and cultural celebrations.
Our Artist Programs supported over 950 artists across the nation with professional development tools in 2022, bringing the total impact of these initiatives to 5,000+ artists since 2020.
Who and How We Serve
Our Youth Programs serve young children and their parents in the Austin area, with more than 80% of families served from low-income communities, by delivering interdisciplinary arts courses that explore artistic and cultural practices from around the world.
Our Community Initiatives serve all-ages, family audiences in Central Texas through engaging arts activities and events that celebrate culture and showcase artists, musicians, and performers from the greater Austin area.
Our Artist Resource Programs support practicing artists, musicians, performers, and creatives in all disciplines and at all levels of experience with online professional development courses, career mentorship, and networking opportunities.
“Our family has found these events to be so beneficial for learning about different art mediums and giving my child a creative outlet with space to explore.”
– Ashli C., Parent, Young Explorers (2022)
“My children love meeting the artists, creating art, learning, playing with friends and seeing familiar faces…I’m very grateful to have such a wonderful resource that gives access to arts and community.”
– Danielle D., Parent, Young Explorers (2023)
“I am very grateful that Artly World has provided high quality, accessible opportunities for my kids to explore and create art…The program has been terrifically well-run, and has provided irreplaceable opportunities for my kids to explore the arts.”
– Jessica M., Parent, Young Explorers (2022)
“I can’t say enough good things about this organization. I had a great learning experience. Competent and well prepared teachers will guide you through some relevant subjects, that can interest whoever is currently an artist and entrepreneur.”
“ARP has been an invaluable resource in navigating the past 2 years. So thankful for all that you do!!”
– Juliette Vaissiere, Artist, ARP Programs (2022)
“After receiving several years of formal arts training (BA and MFA) I’ve looked to ARP to fill in the gaps -from educational theory to professional practice.”
– Tashi Thomas, Artist, ARP Programs (2022)
“It’s such a wonderful service and resource for a one-woman business like mine, trying to create content and learn new things all on my own with very limited time and money to invest back into my business.”
– Jengi Miller, Artist, ARP Programs (2021)
“Artly World’s programs have contributed greatly toward my professional development and supported my growth as an artist and one-woman business. As a senior citizen, I often find myself saying technology has left me behind…I look forward to learning through Artly World’s events and experiencing continued personal and professional growth.”
– Pamela Johnson, Artist, ARP Programs (2023)
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