We Are

Arts Impact offers a different way of looking at the world. We show students and families that they can learn about science, algebra, social studies, and everything – all through the lens of art.

Our Mission

Arts Impact brings learning to life through art. Our primary purpose is to use the arts to help children learn, create, imagine, dream, explore, grow, and succeed.

That’s been our mission and purpose since our founding in 2002. Since then, we’ve inspired more than 35,000 students.

Innovative Arts Integration

Our professional artist-educators deepen the learning experience for students and teachers by designing and implementing innovative arts-integrated and arts-based programs.

We inspire students to engage in learning by providing unique and relevant learning experiences using contemporary arts and new media. We nurture creativity through arts education to build critical thinking, creative problem solving, leadership, collaboration, and communication skills.

Commitment to Racial Equity

Our Board and staff members meet regularly as a Diversity & Inclusion Committee. We also participate in racial equity trainings and workshops. During our strategic planning process and conversations about racial equity, we developed our North Star:

Arts Impact is committed to advancing racial equity and combatting systemic racism as we bring learning to life through art for Cleveland area youth.

At Arts Impact, diversity is an integral part of our history, culture, and identity. We will create a workplace that reflects the community we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Creating an inclusive workplace creates a strong organization. We embrace and value diversity, so that everyone, from any background, can do their best work.

We have a unique opportunity to support schools, teachers, and youth and embrace our responsibility to stand against injustice. Through our collaboration with partners, we forge our path ahead in service to a stronger and more equitable community.