Dedicated to strengthening the bond between arts and activism.

Our goal is to develop individuals who are both artistically literate and creative activists. 

About Us

Meet Celeste, Our Executive Director

“I am an art historian, art educator, and researcher for STEAM education. What we focus on at ATA is developing artistically literate and socially just individuals who will build thriving communities that are culturally responsive, rich in the arts, and socially unprejudiced. Feel free to contact us and see how you can get involved.”

– Celeste Banks 

Check Out Our Recent Lecture!

We taught teachers how to include core curriculum standards involving art in their lesson plans.

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Principle

Exposure

Exposing students to artists that successfully create art that challenges social issues and inspires positive change in their communities.

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Modeling

Modeling ways to create art that is socially engaged, and show students how to find sites to exhibit their work.

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Educating

Educating students on the technical components of artistic practice, but also in the area of social activism

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