Mission: To support the professional development of artists with exceptional talents and challenges, ranging from autism to mental ilness, and to provide these artists with workspace, materials, professional guidance, exhibition opportunities and access to markets to sell their work and advance their careers.
Programs: Studio program - the organization operates a studio for artists to assist in their development as artists. The studio is also open to the public serving as a space to promote art as a tool for understanding and valuing the real and potential contributions of those with disabilities as well as hosting public programs.
art sales - all artwork in the organizations gallery and studio are available for sale. These sales provide a source of income for the artists. Throughout the year, the organization will host exhibitions promoting works created by the artists.
I found out about Project Onward at one of their booths set up at a local art fair and decided to volunteer this summer. I walk in the first day and am greeted by very kind staff. I help out in the office but had the delightful pleasure of talking with some of the professional artists. I value this place highly because it is so honest and sincerely devoted to the arts and helping artists that may otherwise be disadvantaged develop their skills and sell their works. There is no other organization like this that I know of. I love coming here everyday.