The mission of the East Side Arts Council is to collaborate with our community and artists to celebrate and experience the arts.
At ESAC, youth programming is a main focus. We serve inner city youth attending East Side schools, most with over 80% of the student population on the Free and Reduced lunch program. Our out of school day camps act as an equalizer for our youth, who would not normally get to experience quality art programming. The field trips we take also allow students to have the experience of going to see a play, visiting a museum or walking around an out door sculpture park. These experiences, that children in more affluent neighborhoods have the privilege of going to with their families or with their more aptly funded and parent supported schools, are ones that our youth might never experience otherwise.