Past Programs and Partnerships

What we’ve accomplished:

  • 2013 – Received $1000 from a private funder for our first 6 week workshop
  • 2014 – Received a Soup Ottawa grant of $2,150
  • February 2015 – Hosted a free 6 week art workshop with 8-12 attendees.
  • July 2015 – Rebranded logo and website
  • October 6, 2015 – became a registered non-profit
  • February 2016 – Announced A.R.T. In Action officially as non-profit through an event called A.R.T. Night and awarded two youth a grant and mentorship so they could start their small business and creative art project
  • June, 2016 – Received funding from the Government of Nunavut to bring A.R.T. In Action to the Hamlet of Arviat in July 2016.
  • May 11, 2016 – began free twelve week art workshops at Operation Come Home to end August 11, 2016
  • July 10, 2016 – Hosted a free 10 day art workshop and completing a mural in the Hamlet of Arviat.
  • September 2016 – Received a $300 grant from the Community Foundation of Ottawa to start a twelve week workshop with Ability First Ottawa
  • 2016 – Completed a mentorship program with two youth, paying out $1500
  • March 2017 – Completed a one day workshop for blind and low vision kids and youth at the ViewsAGM in Toronto.
  • Partnered with VibeArts on their Canada150 Mural Project in Toronto Subway System – youth from Arviat, Nunavut and Ottawa participated
  • August 2017 – Arviat youth had their Canada150 mural published on First Air’s Above & Beyond inflight magazine
  • February 2018 – partnered with MadeMill and prototypeD, offering three weekends of 3D printing, VR painting and motion capture for youth of Ability First Ottawa
  • March 2019 – 6 week CNIB workshop (for youth with visual impairments)
  • March 2019 – Evening workshop for CHEO YouthNet (Pens & Paint Program)
  • April 2019 – 8 week art program for Roberts Smart Centre, for youth living in secure treatment. Credits went to their high school diploma.
  • August 2019 – 6 week workshop for Ability First Ottawa

Ability First Ottawa

We’ve had the pleasure of providing over six programs for the youth of Ability First Ottawa. An example of their green screen project in partnership with MadeMill, below:

MadeMill x AFO