CONNECT. COLLABORATE. CREATE.
Our innovative programs support students, educators, artists, and cultural organizations to foster learning, promote inclusion, and provide outlets for artistic expression and creative voice
COOL Schools (Creative Outlook on Learning) partners teaching artists and classroom teachers to develop arts-integrated learning experiences that promote inclusion, support students’ academic, social/emotional and artistic growth, and deepen engagement through drama, dance, visual arts, music, and media arts.
Open Door Galleries
In Boston and Worcester, our galleries showcase the work of emerging and established artists with disabilities to advance career opportunities, increase visibility and representation, and serve as platforms for the community to have important conversations about disability, identity, and culture.
Training & Professional Development
Through our trainings and professional development, we coach educators, administrators, artists, and staff from cultural organizations to become more inclusive practitioners, create universally-designed programming, and develop policies and practices that encourage meaningful participation and inclusion of all people.
Opportunities for connection, celebration, and creation through the arts are at the heart of our mission. Open Door Arts curates conversations, events, and experiences designed to bring together inclusive communities by enjoying and making art.