Empowering children to find joy and
authentic self-expression through the arts.

The Arts Bus is a traveling pop-up theater, music & dance stage, ceramic/paint/textile studio, library and creative safe space. Its creation responded to the challenge parents in rural towns face attempting to transport children to educational and cultural activities at distant sites by bringing the visual, performing and literary arts to kids where they live.

The impact of the Arts Bus Project seeks from its work is (1) improvement in the quality art programming provided to children of Central Vermont; (2) emphasizing public commitment to the importance of the arts for children; (3) affirming the value of the region’s many excellent artists and cultural institutions as EncourageMentors and resources for young people; and (4) consistent integration of quality art education into the core of school curricula and community life.