Empowering and Engaging Youth Through Arts and Culture
AFCC Access provides funding and creates opportunities for youth ages 7 to 17 who live at or below the poverty level, are enrolled in a mentor / leadership learning program such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters or Y Achievers, and show interest in the arts to participate in extracurricular arts-specific programming.
- To provide funding for arts-specific programming to youth with barriers to create a more inclusive environment;
- To provide cultural organizations with an opportunity to connect and serve these young people while being appropriately compensated for their time and talent;
- To advocate at the local, state, and national levels for more awareness on the impact of the arts on under served populations. Arts are not just nice; they are necessary for healthy and equitable communities.
If you are a parent or a mentor of a student who is interested in applying for funding please submit information here. If you are a cultural organization that would like to participate in AFCC ACCESS, please submit here.