Mission: For over sixteen years, Multi-Arts, an innovative arts program for children ages 4-18, has fulfilled its mission of inspiring, guiding, and educating youth in the performance and visual arts. What started as a summer camp for twelve children in the director's garage has grown to be a year-round program that inspires hundreds of students each year through an outreach network that includes public spaces and schools in a number of communities, a beautiful website, and, most recently, through the Children's theater company. There is no other organization in this area doing what we do so effectively to engage young people in becoming published and presenting artists.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 students. 10 children art exhibitions.
Geographic areas served: Western Massachusetts
Programs: Innovative arts program for children 4-13 years old.
The talent, dedication, and enthusiasm of the Multi-Arts executive director and her staff are extraordinary. The group is constantly striving to provide children in the community with new and varied creative workshops and the staff are willing to work with very tightly-controlled budgets to try to grow their programs. As the treasurer and a board member, I can attest to the fiscal responsibility of the organization.