The Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s commitment to accessible arts learning opportunities for young people dates to the 1920s.
Today PAAM’s youth programs include partnerships with local schools and organizations; the award-winning Lenore Ross Curating Program and Art Reach afternoon program; the Art on the Edge Saturday program; and the Reaching Forward Student Mentor Program. Additional opportunities for youth include the Robyn Watson Scholarship for local high school and college-age students; Art Adventures, PAAM’s summer workshops for children 6-12 years; PAAM’s Youth Memberships for 12-18 year-olds; internship opportunities; and service on PAAM’s Youth Education Committee. PAAM provides engaging and welcoming learning environments with skilled teaching artists and educators, to spark and nurture creativity.
PAAM’s youth programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; the Bilezikian Family Foundation; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; Ted Jones and Peter Petas; the Aeroflex Foundation: an anonymous donor; the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, an initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. The President’s Committee partners with the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. PAAM collaborates with the Provincetown, Nauset, and Monomoy School Districts, and Provincetown Community Television to provide accessible programming of the highest caliber.