Our community outreach program, ARTreach, was established in 1997 to provide accessible art and cultural opportunities for low-income children, teens, adults and seniors. This program has been a valuable resource for our community and we are committed to deepening its impact.
Along with offering programs in Public Housing and creating Public Art, the BAC also partners with Brookline’s Parent-Child Home Program and Brookline Community Mental Health Center to offer opportunities in the arts.
Working with Brookline’s Parent-Child Home Program, we invite low-income families to participate in our parent/toddler art classes. Since launching the partnership, we have served over 45 parent/toddler pairs (includes some repeat families). Annually, the BAC grants over $11,000 in scholarship aid. For information about receiving financial aid for classes at the BAC, please visit our Financial Aid page.
When able, we partner with the Brookline Community Mental Health Center to offer a series of classes during the Fall, Winter and Spring for low-income women. The classes invite women to explore art and tell their stories.
The BAC understands the importance of responding to the needs of our community. Through ARTreach, we strive to break down the social and economic hardships that prevent members of our community from participating in art and cultural programs and ensure that access to art education and programs remains accessible.