Creating opportunity through art

Inspiring minds, transforming spaces: projectart creates educational & cultural magic in public libraries nationwide.


To change the way the world sees arts education.

projectart empowers youth, artists and communities by providing visual arts classes and artist residencies in public libraries.

4 million U.S. children have no sustained access to art classes at school. Low-income students highly engaged in the arts are 3X as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education. The arts are recognized as a core academic subject under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act yet as of 2020, only 19 states include arts as a key area of their state accountability system.


Paula Persiani

Brooklyn Brentzel

Brooklyn is a student at our Carnegie Libraries’ Allegheny Branch location in Pittsburgh. Among other projects, Brooklyn explored the core principles of the Bauhaus Movement by utilizing pencils, markers, and clay, to craft a 2D to 3D visual summary of the children’s book entitled “Bow Wow Haus.”


Pangea Kali Virga

Our Miami Resident Artist, Pangea, created a body of work that celebrates art history, poetry, and folk craft. It is a quilt diptych, with lavishly embroidered illustrations, that meditate on one’s past and present, the natural world, tarot, and the practice of art as meditation and medicine. A corresponding process book accompanies the piece with exploratory text, source images and materials, theory, and process work. 

This series was exhibited by ProjectArt at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami.

Featured Library

West End Library

In partnership with Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Libraries, we’re thrilled to be in West End at this incredible and resilient library. We’ll be offering classes during after-school hours for ages 4-7, 8-12, and 13-18 year olds. For more information on classes and to enroll, visit our Cincinnati page.


As a nonprofit organization, projectart relies on the generosity and support of individual donors, foundations and corporations. Our funders include the following institutions.

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