Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education
Throughout the year, the Museum provides innovative after-school art programs to children living in underserved communities in Palm Beach County.
PACE provides a significant afterschool arts experience that affords a safe, consistent, and structured environment for children whose lives are often deprived of structure. PACE 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.
PACE succeeds in reaching children through partnerships with organizations that host the program, including:
The PACE program is made possible in part through the generosity of the Marmot Foundation and The Jim Moran Foundation, with additional support from The Christina Orr-Cahall Endowment for Community Outreach.
PACE programming at the Florence A. DeGeorge Boys and Girls Club is made possible in part through the generosity of Jane Carroll and Leo Arnaboldi.
PACE programming at the Gaines Park Community Center is made possible in part through the generosity of The Rosenberg Ebin Family Foundation.
PACE programming at the Salvation Army Northwest Community Center is made possible in part through the generosity of Irene and Jim Karp.
2015 PACE 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 Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education (PACE) sites in a collaborative experience.
Click here to view the documentary film about The Everglades Learning Collaborative.
2017 PACE Collaborative Coming soon!
PACE Collaborative projects are made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor. The mission of the Progressive Afterschool Arts Community Education (PACE) program is to foster creativity and stimulate critical thinking through the arts, in a supportive after-school environment.