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Youth Programs


MassArt believes in the importance of a quality arts education beginning in elementary school. We offer affordable, diverse programs for students in grades 3-12 that give students the ability to access the power of the arts for their future success.

Academic Year Programs

Portfolio Development >

For students in Grades 9-12

Fall 2021 Session (Virtual)
October 7-December 16, 2021

Saturday Studios > 

For students in Grades 3-12

Fall 2021 Session (Virtual)
October 23-December 11, 2021

april vacation week: spring break >

For students in Grades 7-12, offered during April school vacation week

Spring 2022 Session (Virtual)
To be announced Fall 2021

artward bound

Artward Bound >

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.

Summer Programs

Creative STUDIOS >

For students entering Grades 7-9

Summer 2022 Session (Virtual)
To be announced Fall 2021

Summer Intensives >

For students entering Grades 10-12

Summer 2022 Session (Virtual)
To be announced Fall 2021

pre-college summer Studios >

For students entering Grades 11-12

Summer 2022 Session (Virtual)
To be announced Fall 2021

Program Information


Generous support from the Civil Society Institute contribute to the available financial aid for students in need of assistance.

Scholarships are based on financial need and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to request a scholarship. To be considered, you will be asked to provide family financial information on the registration form (required).

If the scholarship amount awarded does not meet your financial needs and you do not plan to accept the award, please notify us in writing by emailing no later than 21 days (three weeks) prior to the start of the program.


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund today. Your generous support enables over 140 young artists and art-lovers who may not otherwise have access to the arts to participate in our programs each year. 

Donate to Youth Programs

Access to Youth Programs made possible by generous support from the Civil Society and contributions from individuals to the Youth Programs Scholarship Fund.

Cancellation Policy (fall 2021)

Students may cancel their registration up to 21 days (three weeks) prior to the start of the program. Notification of cancellation must be received in writing to MassArt Youth Programs requires notification during this time period in order to allow students to enroll from the waiting list.

MassArt reserves the right to cancel courses in the event of an insufficient number of registrations. Students will receive a full refund in the event that a course is cancelled for this reason.

refund policy (fall 2021)

Full program fee will be refunded if the request to cancel registration is received in writing to prior to the start of the program. Students who fail to notify MassArt Youth Programs of their registration cancellation prior to the start of the program will not be eligible for a refund.

Drop-off & Pick-up Policy*

*Applicable for on-campus programs only 

Included in their orientation packet, parents/guardians will receive additional information about parking, drop-off and pick-up procedures, a map of campus, driving directions, and a pick-up authorization form for students under 12 (if applicable).

Students under 12 will be released only to authorized individuals listed on the pick-up authorization form. Parents/guardians must provide a list of authorized individuals on the online registration form.

Students 12 years and older are dismissed directly from their classroom at the end of each class.