The Providence Youth Arts Collaborative is a partnership of non-profit community-based arts organizations using arts education as a strategy to empower the youth of Providence and greater Rhode Island. The Providence Youth Arts Collaborative consists of eight organizations that provide over 8,000 hours of free arts education to over 2,000 youth each year.
The purpose of the Collaborative is to improve the effectiveness and build the capacity of our arts education programs through:
- Sharing professional development and learning opportunities
- Increasing visibility of community arts programs for youth, and
- Identifying opportunities and financial support for member organizations.
PYAC envisions Providence as a city in which youth are a driving force in a thriving arts and cultural community. There will be a new generation of creative thinkers and leaders who have participated in youth arts programs that exhibit best practices. And, this partnership among youth arts organizations will prove to be an effective vehicle toward this vision.