Art + Mentors = Resilience Conference 2021

On April 24th, Free Arts hosted the annual Art + Mentors = Resilience Conference virtually for the first time! To strengthen and connect our community, the Free Arts programs team offered workshops led by professionals who share our commitment to supporting children.

Third party event fun

Arizona Roller Derby Juniors organized an Art Drive and Fundraiser on May 16, 2021 When it comes to Free Arts, anyone can be a fundraiser! We rely on many third-party events organized by dedicated supporters throughout the community to help raise funds to support our mission. These fundraisers are hosted independently, allowing Free Arts staff...

Art in Action recap

On April 6th (Arizona Gives Day), we had 75 families participate in our Art in Action virtual event. The event showcased the intention and care behind the music and visual arts programs at Free Arts. Teaching artist, Frank Thompson, energetically led the drumming session while teaching artist, Linda Pullinsi, guided us through the process of...

Meet our newest staff!

We’d like to give a warm welcome to the newest Free Arts staff members! Paula Wilson, Free Arts Program Coordinator, has 20 years of experience working with children in various capacities. She moved to Arizona from the east coast 16 years ago, and her past experiences have helped her learn about the various ways individuals...

The Return of Hip-Hop Camp!

March of 2021 marked the triumphant return of Hip Hop Camp!

Free Arts receives support from the local community

Free Arts for Abused Children received three significant donations at the end of 2020. Our long-time supporters The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation pledged $500,000, spread over two years, to support our strategic growth.

Volunteer from Home

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Free Arts has continued to transform children’s trauma to resilience through the arts throughout this difficult time by supporting those that have offered their time and resources from a distance. As we eagerly anticipate things returning to in-person capacity, you can be a part of that transformation by participating in some...

Free Arts Receives Support from Local Community

Free Arts for Abused Children received three significant donations at the end of 2020.  Our long-time supporters The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation pledged $500,000, spread over two years, to support our strategic growth. The funds will be used to identify alternate programs and re-imagine Free Arts’ traditional programs that can be delivered virtually or...

Professional Artist Series Returns

In the fall of 2020, Free Arts initiated a re-imagined version of the Professional Artist Series. Knowing that the children we serve were in need of artistic expression to help them process and express themselves, we partnered with three partner agencies that had shown interest in on-site programs for the fall. Our teaching artists were...

Creativity Break | Try this Illustrated Name Craft

Having a creative outlet can help with feelings of overwhelm, stress, or the feeling of burnout. We like to spend time doing intentional art activities to help incorporate creativity breaks into our day. A fun, intentional art activity that can be done by the whole family is Illustrated Names. This project comes from the Free...
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