Arts for All is a finalist for prestigious NAHYP Award | Community Spirit
The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program announced the finalists for their annual awards, and a Tucson non-profit has made the list.
Arts for All was declared a finalist on April 19, by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and its partner agencies. 50 finalists were selected from 376 nominations submitted from across the U.S.
The Tucson non-profit was selected due to their successful work they have done for youth after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities learning. If selected as the winner, Arts for All will receive a $10,000 grant, as well as attend an awards ceremony at the White House. The winners will be announced at the end of June.
In 1979 Arts for All was started by Steven L. Sles, and was later merged with Third St. Kids founded by Executive Director Marcia Berger in 1986. Arts for All has received many awards and accolades over the years, including the State of Arizona’s prestigious Governor’s Art Award for community organization in 2008, and they were accredited by the National AfterSchool Association in 2009.
There are currently four Arts for All programs, which merge human services and the arts. They are: preschool, out-of-school-time, Summer/Winter Arts Camps, and a day program for adults with disabilities.
For more information on the programs and services offered by Arts for All, please visit www.artsforallinc.org or contact Marcia Berger at (520) 622-4100, x 203.
Arts for All is located at 2520 N. Oracle Road in Tucson.