One Word About Volunteer Mentors at Free Arts

At volunteer mentor orientation, participants are asked to write down a word that describes them, this is the result.

New Staff on the Block

would like to introduce the new staff on the block here at Free Arts at Parsons Place. We did an onboarding process to expand our Operations and Programs Departments. We continue to build resilience by growing from 18 employees at the start of Fiscal Year 2022 now to a current staff of 23!

Miss Scottsdale’s Outstanding Teen Helps Free Arts Make Affirmation Cards

Free Arts made a positive impact locally in our recent partnership with Miss Scottsdale Outstanding Teen. Sophia Lin reached out to Free Arts because she related to our mission: “Transforming children’s trauma to resilience through the arts.”

Reasons to be a Free Arts Volunteer Mentor

For the past two months, Free Arts has opened the doors to Parsons Place to renew our volunteer mentor orientations and trainings. We are excited to have future volunteer mentors in the building learning about the resilience building arts programming that Free Arts provides to the children we serve.

Free Arts Reconnects with Children First Leadership Academy

After nearly three years, Free Arts reconnected with Children First Leadership Academy (CFLA) in Phoenix and completed a successful Professional Artist Series with the students.

A Transformative Experience with Open Mic Performance

This year Free Arts has teamed up with Phonetic Spit, a local non-profit whose mission is to create brave spaces that help young people find, develop, and publicly present their voices as agents of social change.

Free Arts Volunteer Mentor Placement Begins Spring 2022

Join us at our Phoenix office, The Bob & Renee Parsons Place for Art and Transformation, for the next volunteer orientation and begin your journey as a Free Arts mentor.

Kristen Merrifield, CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Interview

The economic and social impact from donations on Arizona Gives Day is felt far and wide and also at Free Arts!

The Professional Artist Series Creates a New Mural

Our 2022 Spring Professional Artist Series season includes a special series where children work with and learn from a professional muralist to transform a wall at their site into a mural.

Transformation Celebrations come to Parsons Place

The first Transformation Celebration was on Friday, January 28, 2022. Some attendees were neighbors in the area who had watched the construction project and wanted to learn more.
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