ACA Community Artist Ambassadors

ACA Artist Ambassadors are an integral part of ongoing efforts to offer unique arts programming to private groups throughout Southeast Volusia County. Through existing relationships and decades of community outreach, service, advocacy, and partnerships, ACA has a reputation of serving as a connector in designing programs that create lasting impact.

Volusia County Public Schools 
ACA leads mentorship and experiential learning to youth in our local public schools and offers them opportunities to exhibit their work.
– Silver Sands Middle School Art Club (Title 1 school)
– Campbell Middle School Art Projects (Title 1 school)
– Volusia County Select Exhibition (curated feature of the most talented youth in our community)
– Advanced Art Workshop at ACA Yurick Studios
– Teacher mentorship by visiting ACA artists
– Cudas Unhooked at NSB High School (for homeless & economically challenged youth)
– #Greatness: Behind the Scenes (county-wide)

Sponsored by Wharton Smith Construction

New Smyrna Beach Leisure Services at Alonzo Babe James Community Center
In partnership with the City of New Smyrna Beach, ACA artists offer unique opportunities to youth of the Westside community.
– Weekly summer camp workshops
– Juneteenth celebration with African dance
– Field trips to ACA main campus

Sponsored by the City of New Smyrna Beach Leisure Services

Homeschool Art Camp at Yurick Studios
Modeled after the long-running ACA Summer Art Camp, this popular monthly program is open to homeschool kids.

Supported by United Way Foundation

Florida Department of Education Blind Services
ACA has a commitment to support accessibility by producing several programs that offer creative opportunities for the blind and partially-sighted community.
– Young Sound Seekers (Supported by the National Park Service)
– Rehabilitation Center Gallery (student produced tactile art on display)
– IMAGES Student Art Exhibition (student produced tactile art on display)

Sponsored in part by the FLDOE

Children’s Home Society
For many years, ACA has supported foster youth with Arts & Wellness programs designed by raise self-confidence, motivation, and community bonds.
– Community Art Exhibition
– Monthly visits and field trips

Beachside Nursing & Rehabilitation
ACA’s long-running partnership in Arts & Wellness, with artists and volunteers visiting our valued elders on a monthly basis. Visiting artist presenters include global musicians of 1Beat and NPS rangers.

Veteran Affairs
Inspired by the NEA Creative Forces Initiative, ACA artist ambassadors support our veterans with creative programs designed to heal, empower, and guide them into positive reintegration to civilian life.
– Collaborative mural at the Lake Nona Dementia Care Center
– Monthly creative workshops at the Daytona Beach Vet Center


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