Community Engagement - Art Matters!
Community Engagement Programs
The Vero Beach Museum of Art actively works with other local organizations to meet the needs of children and adults, particularly the underserved, in our community. These activities insure the Museum is reaching as many individuals as possible to demonstrate that “art matters.” By working together with community partners to align with their needs, efforts are magnified as each organization fulfills its respective mission.
In 2015-16, the Museum is pleased to be working with and providing programs from September to May for:
School District of Indian River County (Gifford Middle School E.S.E. Class) – a weekly art enrichment activity for a class of students with special needs, provided by Museum Art School faculty.
Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center – a weekly after school art enrichment activity for elementary children provided by Museum Art School faculty at the Wabasso center.
Gifford Youth Achievement Center - a weekly after school art enrichment activity for elementary children provided by Museum Art School faculty at the Gifford center.
ArtLab - an afterschool program designed for students ages 14-18 to help create, design, prototype, and implement innovative projects inspired by Museum exhibitions and community needs. This group of committed teens learns about art, artists, and museums and applies those interests and skills to create memorable displays and hands-on experiences for Museum visitors, demonstrating the many ways that art matters in a community. The Museum is also pleased to partner with local high schools including Indian River Charter High School's VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) Lab club. Participants receive volunteer hours and are eligible to assist in Summer Art Camp and other Museum programs. Eligible dual-enrolled IRSC students can also receive service learning college credits. Space is limited. Complete and return the registration form to apply.
For details, please contact Shanti Sanchez at (772) 231-0707 x117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.