About Our Program
Project Create’s longest-standing program includes weekly multidisciplinary arts education classes in partnership with community-based organizations that provide services to children, youth and families experiencing homelessness and poverty. Partners include housing providers, low-income/Section 8 housing, community centers, Department of Parks and Recreation, DC Public and Public Charter Schools, mentorship organizations, and more. Current partners are Community of Hope, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Mi Casa, and Polite Piggy’s.
Semester-long courses, designed with a therapeutic and trauma-informed approach, include weekly classes, arts enrichment field trips, and performance and exhibition opportunities for children and youth of all ages.
What We Offer
Project Create offers unique opportunities to create art and develop important life skills at the same time. At Project Create, we:
- Tailor our programming to the unique needs of our partner organization;
- Focus our programming on serving children, youth and families who are experiencing homelessness and/or live in high-poverty DC neighborhoods;
- Offer weekly therapeutic and trauma-informed sessions;
- Provide arts enrichments field trips;
- Ensure participant responses inform future program plans.
Our experienced teaching artists and art therapists represent a diverse range of artistic disciplines. All of our teaching artists go through a series of professional development to provide high quality activities.
- Movement and Dance: Participants learn movement-based activities that help strengthen familial bonds, explore new modes of self expression, and build confidence.
- Music: Through sound and rhythm improvisations as skill building exercises participants will explore ways they can use their voice and body to create various sounds.
- Photography and Videography: Participants go beyond taking snapshots to develop their creativity and awareness through the art and science of photography.
- Theatre: Participants learn techniques to successfully portray characters and have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to acting assignments performed in class.
- Visual Arts: Participants have access to a wide range of inspiring materials and a variety of ways to explore them.
Partner with us!
We are always looking to form partnerships with organizations working towards a similar mission. We offer a variety of services which include: multidisciplinary art courses designed with a therapeutic approach, trauma-informed trainings for staff, curriculum development support, and more!
If you’re interested in partnering with us, click here to get in touch.
Past and Current Partnerships Include: