Our Outreach

Tidewater Arts Outreach partners with agencies to create programs where hundreds of artists each year share their creativity and compassion.  We serve people who have special needs or circumstances by sharing enriching arts experiences.  We serve and support caregivers by providing unique, creative engagement programs for people in their care.  We serve artists and caregivers by sharing resources on best practices in arts and wellness and by producing training workshops on how to use the arts effectively for different populations.

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We  mentor artists and pay them for their valuable skills, on a per-program basis.  We send artists and volunteers to dozens of area facilities: shelters for homeless families and victims of domestic violence, hospitals, dependent care youth and adult day programs, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.  We invite home-based caregivers to attend our outreach programs with their care partners, so isolated individuals can participate in social, creative engagement experiences.

Surveys assess program impacts.  See what people are saying about our programs on our outcomes page.

More program outcomes, photos and videos can be found on the Tidewater Arts Outreach FaceBook page.