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. cARTie’s programming is focused on high-school student-artists, entire communities, and PreK-2 students with limited access to the arts in education. 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 PreK-2 students and their communities with limited access to the arts in education. cARTie ensures all young children positive and prolonged early introductions to museum-based learning and opportunities for developing critical and creative thinking dispositions.
MISSION & VISION
cARTie strives to confront inequities in education and arts access for young children, emerging student-artists, and entire communities across Connecticut through its mobile art museum bus.
One day, cARTie will ensure all 109,000+ PreK-2 students, 1,000s of emerging student-artists, and entire communities within the state will have equitable access to art museum-based learning and develop the critical and creative thinking dispositions so necessary to twenty-first century success.
STATEMENT ON EQUITY
cARTie recognizes that many existing systems of power grant privilege and access to the arts unequally. cARTie works to ensure that all children in Connecticut have equitable access to full and vibrant creative lives.
STATEMENT ON ACCESSIBILITY
cARTie is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. cARTie believes every individual deserves access to high quality museum-based learning experiences and works to ensure all children and community members with disabilities have complete access to our programming and space. cARTie supports individuals with disabilities who aspire to careers in the arts, early childhood education, and nonprofits and helps them develop appropriate skills. Moreover, 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, domestic violence, or military status, in any of its activities or operations, including, but not limited to: hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
Thursday, September 14th (10:30AM-2:30PM) 102 Bank Street, Bridgeport CT 06604
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 hello@cARTie.org.
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Consider Hosting a "Porch pARTy for cARTie" or Birthday Fundraiser!
Sometimes it's nice to get our friends and family together for a good cause. We would love your help raising important funds to keep our art museum bus moving! Our Executive Director will work with you to organize a presentation and pop-up to rally support. We also have regular crowdfunding campaigns and opportunities to join our team as a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser.
Get Your Community Together to Make a Difference!