Funding youth dreams and making A.R.T. together


A.R.T. (A Real Thought) In Action is a registered non-profit that provides free art workshops, as well as free funding to support youth artists and entrepreneurs ages 14-29 that are facing multiple barriers. Through A.R.T. In Action, youth receive guidance from creative professionals and a safe space to explore creativity and self-expression while inspiring confidence and self-growth.

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Every dollar donated goes back into ensuring our workshops are free to youth and helps us give youth funds to support their creativity. We make sure to keep our supplies stocked and our overhead expenses covered so that youth can benefit the most. Your contributions are what makes it all possible.  

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A.R.T. In Action provides free workshops to youth communities that are facing multiple barriers. All supplies and a safe environment is provided. While we are working on a permanent space in Ottawa, our workshops are mobile, meaning we can come to you. Workshops are up to twelve weeks in length, are of varying mediums and are facilitated by professional artists.

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