Creative Arts Workshop
Creative Arts Workshop is a nonprofit regional center for creativity that has served the Greater New Haven area since 1961. As an anchor institution located in the heart of the award-winning Audubon Arts District, CAW offers a wide range of visual arts classes and engagement in creativity in its own three-story building with fully-equipped studios in eight disciplines, and an active exhibition and public programming schedule. More than 1,800 adults and young people enroll annually in the more than 400 courses offered by Creative Arts Workshop, while over 1000 visitors enjoy the free exhibitions and public programs in its destination galleries throughout the year. CAW’s classes are open to students of all ages and levels of experience.
CAW is supported by its membership, tuition fees, sponsorship, contributions from individuals, charitable foundations, public funding, and from special events and sales.
The Creative Arts Workshop is an educational and cultural resource center devoted to fostering creativity through participation in, appreciation of and leadership in the visual arts. CAW affirms its commitment to making programs available to a broad and diverse population.
To create freely is to live fully.
Establish Creative Arts Workshop as a center for creativity through the visual arts that welcomes and supports that pursuit for all—artists, avocationalists in the arts, and also those who do not identify as artists.
Help New Haven region residents leverage that which is essential in all of us—creativity. And, in so doing, thrive.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
Creative Arts Workshop values diversity, inclusion, and equity at all levels of its organization, including its Board, committees, and staff. Diversity in this context refers to groups and individuals identified by, for instance, race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, religion, national origin, marital or partnership status, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. To foster the values of equity and inclusion, CAW seeks participation of its Board, committees, and staff, and from individuals who share and hold these values and reflect the diversity of the New Haven region, with a focus on majority African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) participation and disability representation.
Did you know? Creative Arts Workshop is the largest community art school in Connecticut.
- Founded in 1961, 57 years ago
- FY 2018-19 Budget: $904,000
- Staff: Full time 3, Part Time 2
- Faculty: 60 professional artists serve as instructors
- Classes and Workshops: 300+ per year
- Exhibitions: 6 per year
- Art Sales: during exhibitions and special sales, including Celebration of American Crafts
- 8 fully-equipped studios: Book Arts, Fiber, Jewelry/metalsmithing, Painting + Drawing, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking
- Young People’s department serving students 2 mos to 18 years