The mission of Outreach at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is to connect CTSA with the community in ways that transform lives.
Over the past several years, CTSA has enhanced its social and community engagement through various programs and projects designed to provide access to our school’s arts resources. We partner with local schools and community organizations to share the talents and knowledge of our students, faculty and staff with people of all ages. Composed of several community-minded programs, we help enrich lives by introducing children to the arts, preparing middle and high school students for the next step in their arts education, and providing adults with active experiential immersion in the arts.
The vision of Outreach at CTSA is to cultivate engaged citizen artists through innovative, integrated projects and programs that build awareness of opportunities available at CTSA.
Studies, including those conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts, show that adults and young people who are deeply engaged in the arts are more likely to volunteer, vote and are more civic-minded than those who do not actively participate in the arts. Additionally, students who have intensive arts experiences show better academic achievement than their peers. CTSA Outreach programs support the mission of the school as conduits for community engagement, fostering leadership both in the young artists who participate in them and in the CTSA students and faculty who facilitate them.
Our Outreach Programs are generously supported by the Assistance League of Irvine, Pacific Life Foundation, and the Richard B. Siegel Foundation.
Browse our current programs and other opportunities for collaboration below.