Throughout the year, the Museum provides innovative after-school art programs to children living in underserved communities in Palm Beach County.
Afterschool Arts Outreach provides a significant afterschool arts experience that affords a safe, consistent, and structured environment for children whose lives are often deprived of structure. Afterschool Arts Outreach instructors are dynamic, caring role models who help their students develop self-esteem through positive achievement. Art projects and Museum tours expand the students’ world views by exposing them to multicultural and arts-integrated history, music, and literature as well as to the visual arts. It is the Museum’s joy and responsibility as an arts institution to provide this service to the community.
Afterschool Arts Outreach succeeds in reaching children through partnerships with organizations that host the program, including:
The Afterschool Arts Outreach program is made possible in part through the generosity of the Marmot Foundation, The Jim Moran Foundation, and The Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation, with additional support from The Christina Orr-Cahall Endowment for Community Outreach.
Afterschool Arts Outreach at the Florence A. DeGeorge Boys and Girls Club is made possible through the generosity of Jane Carroll and Leo Arnaboldi.
Afterschool Arts Outreach at the Gaines Park Community Center is made possible through the generosity of The Rosenberg Ebin Family Foundation.
Afterschool Arts Outreach at the Salvation Army Northwest Community Center is made possible through the generosity of Irene and Jim Karp.
Afterschool Arts Outreach at the Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County is made possible through the generosity of The Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation.
2015 Afterschool Arts Outreach Collaborative
The Everglades Learning Collaborative (ELC) was inspired by the Norton Museum of Art’s 2015 exhibition, Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades. The project united all Afterschool Arts Outreach sites in a collaborative experience.
2017 Afterschool Arts Outreach Collaborative Coming soon!
Afterschool Arts Outreach Collaborative projects are made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor. The mission of the Afterschool Arts Outreach program is to foster creativity and stimulate critical thinking through the arts, in a supportive after-school environment.