We have the freedom to Imagine.
We have the power to create.

P.S. ARTS stands with the Black community in seeking justice, liberty, and the uncompromised protection of human rights. Ending police brutality and structural racism is truly one of the imperatives of our time. We will continue to grow our equity and inclusion initiative and our commitment to anti-racism and empowerment through the arts. As is our history and our mission at P.S. ARTS, we will be responsive and seek opportunities to lead. Through it all, and for as long as it takes, P.S. ARTS will provide arts education that inspires youth and communities to express their fear, anger, and uncertainty as well as their voice, talent, and tremendous possibility through art. We will, without ceasing, nourish and pay attention to artists’ calls for change and innovation that will bring about a more just, kind, peaceful, and thriving world.

Our Mission

P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools & communities


Each week, P.S. ARTS provides a high-quality arts education to nearly 25,000 students in CA’s most underserved public schools.

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Studies show that students in our programs have an increased capacity to solve problems creatively, innovate, and collaborate.

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We believe in lifelong learning in and through the arts. Take a look at our resources for families, teachers, administrators, and advocates!

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Your support is critical to the ongoing success and excellence of our programs. Learn more about our giving opportunities here!

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Our Programs

Classroom Studio

P.S. ARTS provides weekly arts education classes to every child in our partner schools during the regular school day for the entire school year. Learn more!

Extended Learning

P.S. ARTS’ Inside Out Community Arts program, an award-winning after-school theater program, supports at-risk youth in building self-esteem, conflict resolution, and socialization skills. Learn more! 

Community Engagement

P.S. ARTS aims to provide arts experiences for the entire family. Our free, intergenerational, community events reach nearly 10,000 students and families throughout the year. Learn more!

Educator Training

P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists receive a minimum of 20 hours of professional development per year. P.S. ARTS also offers Arts Integration Coaching and Model Residencies to classroom teachers. Learn more!

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