Our mission is to provide underserved youth with access to art education opportunities and to nurture the powerful and transformative skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication through visual art. Every lesson, project, and experience we execute is designed to enhance these skills and provide real-world examples of how creativity can manifest itself in a life and career.
"Working with Creative Plains to bring art to our CHARISM kids this past year has been a dream. The word I would use to describe their team and their work is intentional. Everything they do has a well thought out purpose and the passion they have for their mission shines through in such a beautiful way. The curriculum they plan is high quality and this allows our kids to experiment with different art mediums that they would not otherwise have access to. I am so proud to be a partner of Creative Plains."
-Courtney Quist, Operations Director, CHARISM
WHAT WE DO
We provide art education opportunities that nurture, support, and inspire underserved youth in our community.
WHY WE DO IT
Art education produces better outcomes for students including increased academic performance, higher rates of college acceptance, and greater success in future careers.
WHY WE CARE
When youth perform better in school and in their careers, we are positively impacting their futures and are making our community stronger.
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
We address a unique and growing need for both arts education and youth services in the Fargo metro area.
Our goal is to offer opportunities that promote student achievement and better the lives of youth in our community.