A Real Thought (A.R.T.) In Action

is a registered non-profit that provides free art workshops and programs to children & youth ages 29 and under, that are facing multiple barriers. We are operating on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe First Nation (colonially known as Ottawa).


  • To provide free art workshops for youth facing multiple barriers
  • To provide a safe environment for youth to express themselves creatively
  • To provide inclusive and accessible programming
  • To provide fair compensation for all of our artists and art educators
  • To partner with organizations and facilitators with shared values