ARTogether is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, based in Oakland, California. Our mission is to provide creative spaces and infrastructure for refugees resettled in the Bay Area, to promote healing and community building through art. Since the summer of 2017, we have been conducting classes, workshops and social gatherings for people of all ages and backgrounds within the refugee community and beyond, tailoring our approach to match their specific needs, while providing support and employment to local immigrant artists.
Call for 2019 Board Members
As we move into our next phase of growth, we are looking for committed and passionate individuals to be members of our board of directors. The board will meet monthly and oversee governing, financial and legal decisions and provide structural and advisory support to the organization as it continues to develop.
What We Do:
ARTogether forms partnerships with artists and refugee organizations in the Bay Area to develop and host regular free creative arts workshops that are 90 minutes to 2 hours in duration. We design one-time workshops as well as ongoing regular series. Workshop themes cover variety of media and purposes. Activities take place onsite, at the partner refugee organization’s facility, and wherever else possible.
We use public and private facilities that can accommodate the activities. ARTogether works with art instructors familiar with the language(s) spoken by participants or otherwise we provide a translator. ARTogether also facilitates social gathering, family picnics, and other social activities to raise awareness about refugee situation and also to make connection between the refugee community and the general public.
"The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experience of our daily Lives."
- Audre Lorde, Poetry Is Not A Luxury
Dedicated to change.
ARTogether has long term plans of operating from its own central facility. This is a space that would encompass a spectrum of services and resources to the refugee community: a studio with open access to art supplies, a classroom area for ongoing workshops, a computer lab for digital projects, and an exhibition space to showcase the ARTogether community’s creative pieces.