Mission: (HARC: Help Artists & Rehabilitate Children)
The HARC Foundation's Greater Mission is to preserve and promote the value and importance of Creative Arts and Creative Artists in America - culturally, aesthetically, economically and therapeutically - as a fundamental requirement in fostering and maintaining a healthy society.
Programs: The HARC Awards (Emerging Creative Artists)
The CAT Awards (Creative Arts Therapy)
I have known Susan Marchese from the time the HARC Foundation was only an idea and watched her committement and dedication make it the organization that it is today.
The dual purposes of HARC- recognizing and fostering artistic creativity
which is crucial to individual and societal growth and using creative arts as a therapeutic method have gained wider recognition and acceptance today.
This is due in part because HARC is well run, and it's awards have clear guidelines and have resulted in the selection of truly deserving recipients.