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Fall 2020

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Artward Bound

Artward Bound is a free four-year college access program that prepares 9-12th grade Boston-area students interested in art and design with the artistic, academic, and life skills needed to thrive in college and beyond. 

"Artward Bound has helped me so much through the years. The program and people have shown me how to see differently and to be my own person. They’ve helped me to explore what I love and do what I love, and how to express myself freely but also safely."
- Taylor Adams-Bass, Brockton High School


Join

  • Passionate about art and design and have an interest in attending art school?
  • Live and go to school in Boston?
  • Are underserved in terms of access to the arts?
  • Have financial need?

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Students by the Numbers

100%

GRADUATE FROM
HIGH SCHOOL

94%

ALUMNI ENROLLED
IN COLLEGE

91%

STUDENTS OF COLOR

65%

OF STUDENTS STUDY
ART & DESIGN IN COLLEGE


About

  • Requires a commitment from students and families for all four years of high school (including summers)
  • Art and design instruction and academic tutoring available for all students to ensure academic success 
  • MBTA passes and stipends available for students 

In the News

Uniquely Boston: Free College Prep Program Focused on Art

NBC Boston focused a segment on Artward Bound, a free four-year college access program that prepares 9-12th grade Boston-area students interested in art and design with the artistic, academic, and life skills needed to thrive in college and beyond. 

View the segment