Artward Bound's mission is simple: bring local voices of color to the forefront of the art industry. Since its start in 2011, Artward Bound has provided Boston students with access to the arts and an enriching pathway to college and beyond through 100% free year-round programming.
"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
- 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?
Artward Bound is currently accepting applications for current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders to begin in the Summer of 2021! Applications will be accepted until Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Students by the Numbers
STUDENTS OF COLOR
OF STUDENTS STUDY
- 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.
By giving to Artward Bound, you provide endless opportunities to Boston-area youth. Your donation supports students who are committed to their future. Help our Artward Bound students believe in themselves by giving the gift of education.