Phoenix Center for the Arts is committed to the belief that the arts are for all – including those whose access to art experiences is limited. Phoenix Center for the Arts takes arts engagement outside the walls of their campus and straight to the communities that need it the most. PCA brings arts education and programming to historically underserved communities with the valued support of Thunderbirds Charities. It is well-documented that the arts improve self-conception, motivation, empathy, and tolerance for others, and that it can help “level the playing field” for disadvantaged youth. Vital support provided by Thunderbirds Charities allows Phoenix Center for the Arts the funding required for a full season of engagement with at-risk youth by going directly to the communities, offering exciting and free arts programming for young people, families, teens, seniors, culturally diverse groups, differently abled citizens, and neurodivergent individuals regardless of financial means. “We are thrilled to bring another season of engaging arts education to our underserved communities and at-risk youth with the support provided by Thunderbirds Charities.” said Sandra Bassett, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Center for the Arts. One of the Center’s core values is the importance of arts and cultural education for all ages and stages of life. All Arizonans deserve equitable access and the resources to engage with the arts in their community.
This grant is part of the Spring 2023 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.