Our Programs & Projects
Through our programs and projects, ArtHeart provides participants with a supportive environment in which they can create and learn, build self-esteem and develop skills. By putting their hands and imaginations to work, our participants are empowered to engage with their community in a meaningful way. Year-round programs and projects include: Children and Youth Arts Program, Family Arts, Adults Arts Program, Seniors Arts, Youth Employment and Arts Education Project, “No Starving Artists”, Open Studio, Children and Youth Hunger Program, Council Fire Native Cultural Centre Collaborative Programs, The Legacy Project, The Print-Making Program, and ArtHeart Connects: Art Gets Us Through Covid-19.
Children, Youth & Family Arts
This program provides opportunities for children and youth ages 4 to 16 to learn about and participate in making art. It runs free of charge, and caters to the residents of the Regent Park community.
Visit our 'Art Gets Us Through Covid-19' page to learn about how we are staying connected to over 75 families.
Adults Arts Program
Creating art lifts people's spirits, provides focused activity and opportunity to engage in a an enriching experience. ArtHeart provides free materials and art instruction in a safe an supportive studio.
Visit our 'Art Gets Us Through Covid-19' page to learn about how we are staying connected to over 200 adult and senior participants.
Senior's Arts Program
This accessible weekly art program provides an open studio, art supplies, guidance, hot lunch and refreshments to seniors who live in the community and downtown.
Visit our 'Art Gets Us Through Covid-19' page to learn how we are staying connected to over 200 senior and adult participants.
No Starving Artists
ArtHeart strives to create a studio environment in which there are 'no starving artists'. As many of our participants live live below the poverty line, a food program is essential.
Through the pandemic, ArtHeart includes a nutritious packaged snack in each Art Activity Kit.
This program provides leadership, mentorship and training for 12 local Regent Park youth annually. Through the pandemic, the training has taken place mostly online. Hands on employment has been dedicated to the preparation of approximately 100 art kits weekly.
The Legacy Program ensures that past learnings and best practices are captured and implemented for current and future administrations.