Our Mission

A community-wide effort to improve and expand equitable access to high quality arts education opportunities for children in the Greater Philadelphia Region so that youth are better engaged in learning and find multiple pathways to success in school and in their community.  Reaching all children and youth in the region is central to our mission.


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"Tell them we are rising"
So said some southern children and families traveling up north to home with hopes for a better life.

Tell them we are rising repeated a former president of Philadelphia’s School Board identifying the story and her hopes for Philadelphia’s children.

Tell them the arts are rising was the framework adopted by the ArtsRising team embracing the belief, hopes and plans that expanding the presence of the arts in schools and community and life would make a big difference in the lives of the region’s children.