Our outreach program, ARTreach, was established in 1997 to provide accessible art and cultural education opportunities for low-income individuals. This program has been a valuable resource for our community and we are committed to deepening its impact. ARTreach classes provide a supportive atmosphere where low-income children, teens and adults can engage in positive, creative, challenging and meaningful activities.
When able, the BAC partners with the Brookline Housing Authority to offer free art classes to residents at its developments, as well as Brookline’s Parent-Child Home Program to provide scholarships to their families. Annually, the BAC grants over $10,000 in scholarship aid.
In 2015, the BAC joined the Women and Girls Thriving in Brookline initiative. After receiving a Spotlight Grant from the Brookline Community Foundation, we worked with the Brookline Community Mental Health Center to develop a workshop called “Women's Healing and Thriving Community Arts Group”.
The BAC understands the importance of responding to the needs of its community. Through ARTreach, the BAC strives to break down the social and economic hardships that prevent members of our community from participating in art and cultural education and ensures that access to art education and programs remains accessible. By increasing opportunities for art and cultural education for Brookline and Greater Boston's low-income children, teens and adults, the program helps expand the inclusivity of our community.
For information about receiving financial aid for classes at the BAC, please visit our Financial Aid page.