Creative Youth

Through our innovative programming, Art Spark Texas serves approximately 10,000 adults, children, and teachers directly and 25,000 students, parents, and community members indirectly each year. We offer programs, events, and services based in four expansive core areas: education, cultural access & inclusive arts, professional development, and performances, exhibits & special events.

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Side by Side Internships

Art Spark Texas offers opportunities within a technology and arts-based environment to support young adults with disabilities. Side by Side Internships are designed for young adults transitioning from school to adult life. These intensive internships are one to three weeks long and give the interns skill building knowledge as well as hands-on work in creative industries such as film, photography, radio, and music. Interns have the opportunity to work in small teams with local professionals in their field of interest.
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New Media Arts

The New Media Arts curriculum offers a variety of classes and events designed to support young adults with disabilities in their transition from school to work, social culture and their community. New Media Arts is the blending of traditional art disciplines and new media to create engaging pathways to enhanced learning and understanding.
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Our Festivals are inclusive and focused on all ages of children and adults. Whether it’s painting a horse pink at “Art in the Park,” or dancing with a giant shark and getting your face painted at “Art in the Gardens at Moody Gardens,” we celebrate the joy of creativity.
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