Program Information

  • Girls ages 13-22*
  • After school and during vacations
  • Free of charge with transportation
  • Professional artists as mentors
  • Artistic field trips and community service
  • Public presentations of teens’ original art

* AIR is a save space with an expansive definition of “girls.”

What Makes AIR Different?

AIR values inclusivity and kindness over competition and status.

  • Teen-led projects balance personal development and high-quality arts instruction.
  • AIR creates a community where teens feel safe to express their authentic selves and take on challenges through the arts.

All Programs are Free of Charge

As always, programs are free of costs to participants and their families, and transportation from schools to program sites can often be arranged. For more information please call (603) 433-4278 or email us.

Meeting after-school and during school vacations, each program is led by professional artists with extensive educational experience. The programs provide young women with hands-on activities to enhance their artistic abilities. A structured curriculum provides space for participant individuality and creativity while providing a framework for group mentoring.

Frequently Asked Questions about AIR
Frequently Asked Questions about AIR

How do you sign up for one of the programs?

To participate in any of the programs you can apply online, download and mail the application, or ask your school guidance counselor for the form. The completed form must be signed by your parent or guardian.

How do you arrange for transportation?

Transportation from schools to program sites can often be arranged. For more information please call (603) 433-4278 or email us at [email protected].

When do you offer programming?

We have programs during February and April vacation, after-school in the Fall and Spring, and for six weeks during the fall and summer.

What is Arts in Reach?

Arts in Reach (AIR) is an organization dedicated to empowering girls through the arts. We provide several programs throughout the year that are designed to unleash their creativity while building their confidence, compassion, and communication skills.

How long has Arts in Reach been around?

Arts in Reach was founded in 1997 by UNH art history graduates Kristin Forselius and Amanda Tappan as a summer day camp that focused on visual arts and art history. Learn more about the history of Arts in Reach in the “Our History” section here.

What types of programs does Arts in Reach offer?

AIR offers several visual and performance arts options throughout the year so that each teen can discover her own unique talents and abilities as she explores her artist within.

What is the age limit for participants?

Arts in Reach programs are currently for teenagers from 13-18 years of age.

What is the cost?

Since its founding in 1997, the programs at Arts in Reach are free of costs to participants and transportation from schools to program sites can often be arranged. For more information please call (603) 433-4278 or email us at [email protected].

How to Apply for an AIR Program

Click here to save a tree and apply online.

Click here to download the application.

Simply complete your application and send it to us in one of the following ways:

MAIL IT!

Arts In Reach, PO Box 236, Portsmouth NH, 03802

FAX IT!

603-505-8663

QUESTIONS?

Please call the AIR office at 603-433-4278 or email our program director, Becca Romanoski

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