Our vision is for all youth in Detroit to access high-quality arts education that equips them to succeed in school and in life and contribute powerfully to their community.
To that end we strive to provide exceptional and relevant youth arts education programs led by professional artists that engage and inspire youth, families and teachers.
We also strive to strengthen school and community partnerships in Detroit to maximize the benefit of our individual and collective work.
Our programs seek to empower the youth of Detroit
Detroit Wolf Trap
As the Detroit Affiliate of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Living Arts’ brings arts education to Head Starts, pre-school classes and the community for youth 3 months to 5 years.
Youth Classes + Workshops
We offer a wide array of after school classes and workshops in dance, visual art, video animation & production, digital music and open studios for teens. No one is turned away for inability to pay, as we offer discounts and scholarships for those in need.
Our teaching artists take arts-infused education to schools K-12 in Metro Detroit, supporting the core curriculum and training teachers to utilize the arts in the classroom.
We bring the best of our students’ work and present professional Detroit artists to the community! Our events, such as our popular performance series Teatro Chico, regularly offer a hands-on art experience.