Artscope’s mission is to provide a safe and educational environment for children to explore the Arts and to strengthen the ties within the Saint Louis community.
The concept of “creativity” is something that lives within all of us. The safe and inclusive educational environment at ArtScope cultivates a child’s ability to explore their inner creativity.
Unfortunately, many Arts education programs across the U.S. and in Saint Louis City face complex financial burdens that in many cases aren’t able to support Arts education programs. Artscope aims to fill that gap.
Arts education, in all of its varying forms, encourages the use and growth of a child’s inner creativity. Children who have access to arts education have higher rates of school attendance, higher standardized test scores, higher high school graduation rates, and lower incidences of disciplinary infractions.
And that’s just the beginning. Those same children, who learn at Artscope that their creative ideas hold value, are the people who transform our communities as adults.
Places where community members are interacting, exchanging ideas, valuing one another’s creative talents — those are places where economic development increases, where schools thrive, and where cities flourish.