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Our Programs

At ART 180 we create programs focused on fostering relationships between artists and a small group of young people. Programs are custom-designed based on the artist, their interests, the interests of the group, and the program site or partner.

For our community programs, ART 180 partners with schools and organizations that are equally as committed to serving youth facing challenging circumstances. We strive to offer ongoing programming and enriching opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be accessible. Our programs come with the support of our dedicated teaching artists, staff, and the collective knowledge that comes from years of experience working with local youth. 

Questions? Please contact our Program Manager Vaughn Garland about our Community programs at or 804-233-4180.

Programs just for teens take place at Atlas, ART 180's art center for teens, located at 114 W. Marshall Street, near its intersection with Brook Road.

Any questions should be directed to Maurice Jackson, Program Manager for all Atlas programs, at, Ashley Short, Youth Engagement Coordinator (, or 804-233-4180. 

Programs are first come, first serve, so sign up soon before they fill up! 

Each program includes up to 15 teens.

Applications are always open for those interested in becoming an ART 180 teaching artist or assistant. Submitted applications are reviewed on a recurring basis.

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Formerly a program of ART 180, and now a separate entity, Performing Statistics is a cultural organizing project that uses art to model, imagine, and advocate for a world without youth incarceration.

Not sure which program is right for you?

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