All photography provided by the Art of Elysium's staff & volunteers.
The Art of Elysium was founded in 1997 to support artists working for the benefit of others.
For over twenty-one years, we’ve paired volunteer artists with communities in Los Angeles to support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis. We serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues, and the homeless.
Our team members at The Art of Elysium work with volunteer artists to craft creative, tailor-made programs for the populations we serve. We currently offer 110 community programs a month, serving over 30,000 individuals a year. Volunteer artist are then eligible for support services, ranging from artist salons and networking events to showcases and distribution opportunities. We currently serve 2,510 artists a year in Los Angeles.
Artists volunteer. We support our artists.
Through service, our creative communities thrive.
For more information about our academic, artist and community services & programs
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Communities We Serve
Click here for a list of communities partners.
2017 Community Programs:
Number of individuals served: 24,181
Number of workshops in the communities: 1068
Number of volunteers in the communities: 1832
Number of volunteer hours in the communities: 84,872.50
2017 Academic Programs:
Number of hours for college students served: 44,184
Number of hours for high school students served: 4720
2017 Areas Served:
Academic Universities: 2
Academic High Schools: 1
2017 Artists Services Programs:
Number of Artists served: 388
Number of community exposure through these artists: 4231