Charter Oak’s nationally-recognized Youth Arts Institute is made possible by collaborating with over a dozen institutions and organizations across Hartford and through the generosity of a diverse community of sponsors. We recognize and celebrate them here.
Shared Ability Arts
Taken from a segregated classroom, these students with multiple and severe disabilities meet weekly to dance and create artwork, and are paired with their typically developing peers.Classes are held with a physical therapist present, so students are able to stand with assistance and special equipment.
Youth Arts Institute Sponsors
P.K. and Phoebe Allen
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
The Barnes Foundation, Inc.
Russell Bell and Rachel Gates-Bell
J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc.
Celeste Polley Burns
Christ Church Cathedral
City of Hartford – Grants Management
Common Sense Fund
Creative Music Center
Barbara O. David
Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut
The Fund for Greater Hartford
Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust
Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Fund
Francine and Robert Goldfarb
Greater Hartford Arts Council
The Gryphon Fund
The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Elwyn V. Harp
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
Lincoln Financial Group Foundation
Adlyn and Ted Loewenthal
Andrew and Joyce Mandell
Musical Club of Hartford, Inc.
The Phoenix Insurance
Charles Nelson Robinson Fund
Amy Selzer Memorial Fund
Jane Zande and Jeff Smith
Charter Oak proudly presents the Fall 2020 Youth Arts Institute Showcase
Charter Oak’s Music Matters program, featured on WFSB
“Unlike sports, everyone’s in the game. When you have a band or an ensemble, all the kids are needed. You don’t say, 'You clarinet, go sit over here while you wait for these clarinets to play.'...
Youth Arts Institute Fall 2020 Update
This fall, Charter Oak Cultural Center’s Youth Arts Institute will be offering virtual arts classes in music, dance, theater, visual arts and more! Our programs are available to any student age 6 to...