Pulse Arts supports local, professional artists, educators and arts organizations in the design and implementation of programs that increase access to creative learning opportunities for under-served youth in California. We believe that ART is for ALL as a necessity and not an option. We intentionally seek out micro-communities and students that are least likely to have a vibrant, supported art practice and co-create the discipline that best encourages their growth.
We are committed to empowering young people with tools to address social issues, pursue creative careers and ignite community change through the arts. This does not just include integrated arts programs but also, arts internships/mentorships, dual-enrollment studio arts support, gifted/magnet arts identification support, art therapy and community/family engagement arts experiences.
We hold true that art intersects every facet of life and want to link the most vulnerable communities as early, as often and as close to home as possible.
Our programs provide students and community members with the opportunity to explore their creativity and develop their artistic skills.
Our programs are accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Our programs provide students and community members with the opportunity to learn from professional artists, develop their skills, and create their own work.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement
Pulse Arts openly embraces the rich tapestry of people that make California unique. With respect to racial, cultural and gender equity, and ensuring that we do not fall into the traps of agism, ableism, homophobia or transphobia, our hiring practices, policies and programming reflect the unique diversity of our state. We believe that equity means listening and responding to the specific needs of the people and communities we serve.
The arts are a necessity, interwoven and affixed to every facet of life and culture. We strongly believe that the healing power of creativity should not be reserved for the privileged. Our team of professional creatives is committed to arts impact projects that promote social justice and address the needs of overlooked, underserved, and marginalized communities. Find our full statement below.
Durante los últimos 3 años que trabajé en Audubon Middle School, vi la pasión que tenía Pulse Art al traer sus programas de arte y maestros para enseñar a nuestros estudiantes. Escuchaba a los estudiantes decir: "Aprendo toneladas de cosas nuevas en la clase de arte". La plataforma que Pulse Art les dio a los estudiantes la oportunidad de conectarse con sus habilidades artísticas fue realmente invaluable, y no había visto otros programas lograr eso en Audubon.
I absolutely love Pulse Arts programming. I've recommended them to provide Professional Development and integrated art programs. When their teachers come into the classroom everyone's imagination and creativity runs wild. Students and teachers can express themselves in ways that feel comfortable and safe. The teaching artists are professional and patient and have taught me various techniques that I have utilized in not just my classes, but in other areas of my work. I will continue to recommend their programming to school sites.
Community Schools Initiative Coordinator