Mini Profile: ArtHouse – full name: Arts for Children and Youth in Oakville, but we are about to change our name to ArtHouse for Children and Youth
Status: Incorporated June 19-2009 – received Charitable Status February 1–2010
Community served: Children aged 7 – 11
Location/Region served: Currently Oakville, but we have had a number of enquiries from other communities surrounding Oakville
Language(s) used: English – but we are serving a very culturally diversified community
Arts focus: visual arts, theatre, dance, music and more. And soon, ethnic cooking
Summary of Main Art Activities/Projects: ArtHouse provides a full range of cost-free after-school, summer camp and workshop experiences in music, drama, dance, visual art and ethnic cooking to young people aged 7-11 from all socio-economic backgrounds who may otherwise not be able to benefit from an arts education.
Mandate: ArtHouse, a not-for-profit charitable organization offers cost-free programs to young children, helping them to develop their hidden talents and experience the thrill of creative and artistic expression. The arts enhance personal development, improve social cohesion and promote active citizenship. Today, ArtHouse is living its vision building a strong foundation which serves children regardless of their socio-economic status. We are inclusive because we know that the arts can strengthen all lives and indeed communities. Today, we also celebrate a community in transition, rich and diverse both culturally and artistically. And perhaps, in this exciting new age of creativity, years from now we at ArtHouse can look back knowing that we changed a life, influenced a career decision or helped put a “star” on the stage.
Contact: Don Pangman, Founder and Artistic Director
Phone number: 905-467-8551
Address: 115 George Street – Suite 522 – Oakville, Ontario L6J 0A2
- submitted by Don Pangman, Founder and Artistic Director
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