We Have to Do It. We Have to Ask You for Money so that We Can Continue to Touch Lives across the Philadelphia Region.
We asked a group of 7th graders in our North Stars arts education program, who created an awesome portrait of James Baldwin, to describe our teaching artist, Scott Bickmore, with whom they had spent several months. Their responses: Patient. Creative. Fun. Awesome. One student, Hassan, said, “This program has made me more creative in everything I do. I hope Art Sanctuary will be at my next school.”
Those young people and our teaching artists embody our mission to use the power of black art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding. Most of our programming is free to the people we serve, but it is quite expensive to deliver quality education and programming.