cARTie: Connecticut's contemporary art gallery on the go
Connecticut's nonprofit mobile art museum bus
What Elementary School Principals Say
"What [cARTie] does is really great. Linking who the high school student artists are and our students' experiences of their art is incredibly unique. Introducing our students to these high school student artists is transformative and powerful to achieving and teaching about equity."
cARTie is CT's first and only nonprofit mobile art museum bus committed to bridging inequities in education and arts access across the state. On an annual basis, cARTie exhibits a juried art show of a diverse representation of high school students' art in highly interactive and participatory ways for our youngest learners and their school, family, and other communities. cARTie focuses programming on PreK-2 audiences and ensures all young children positive and prolonged early introductions to museum-based learning and opportunities for developing critical and creative thinking dispositions. Ultimately, cARTie presents itself as a space for, by, and with children, thereby reimagining the museum concept, deconstructing traditional models, and making sure the state's diverse children feel represented and empowered.
STATEMENT ON EQUITY
cARTie recognizes that many existing systems of power grant privilege and access to the arts unequally. cARTie amplifies BIPOC voices, and works to ensure that all children in Connecticut have equitable access to full and vibrant creative lives.
STATEMENT ON ACCESSIBILITY
cARTie does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
Saturday, December 10th (1:00-4:00PM) 656 Bridgeport Avenue Shelton, CT 06484
Saturday, January 21st (1:00PM-3:00PM) Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Ave New Canaan, CT 06840
Thursday, February 2nd (4:30PM-5:30PM) Easton Public Library 691 Morehouse Road Easton, CT 06612
Saturday, April 15th (4:30PM-5:30PM) VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Schedule your cARTie School Visit TODAY!
Get behind-the-scenes with cARTie, and find yourself inspired by our creativity conversations and challenges. If you're interested in supporting our work, be sure to connect via our Stream Labs Charity Page. If you're a content creator and are interested in generating awareness and funding for cARTie through your work, please also reach out to us at CTcARTie@gmail.com.
April 15, 2023:
Tune in to our Slow Art Day Livestream via our Facebook Page. Be sure to log-in using the chat function and/or text (203) 505-0971 with your questions and comments.
To Be Announced for all Giving Circle Members!
Sign up to make monthly contributions to cARTie of just $5/month. You'll gain access to exclusive cARTie livestreams, swag, and best of all, you'll help us bring the museum to life for young children across the state!