Enrichment, Leadership and Skill Building (ELS) Service Area Strategy
Arts and Creative Expression
The Arts and Creative Expression Strategy is designed to provide youth and disconnected TAY with opportunities to explore one or more forms of artistic and creative expression and have structured and intentional ways to express themselves and showcase their work. Arts and Creative Expression programs will provide project based activities that allow participants to learn skills and express their creativity while engaging in an artistic discipline. Arts and Creative Expressions programs target elementary, middle and high school youth as well as disconnected TAY and can include, but are not limited to, disciplines such as visual arts, creative writing, music, dance, theater, film and/or digital media
DCYF allocated $4,758,000 in annual funding to 33 programs across 32 agencies for the Arts and Creative Expression Strategy.
Strategy Goals include:
To increase developmentally appropriate 1 opportunities for youth to express themselves.
To increase exposure to varying forms of artistic expression (e.g. visual arts, creative writing, music, theater, film, digital media, etc.).
To allow youth to explore artistic activities as outlets for social and emotional learning and growth.