ABOUT the organization:
Providing studio space, materials, and guidance to adult artists with autism is at the heart of what we do.
Our team of staff and volunteers offer personalized levels of assistance to each artist to create the artwork they envision. Artists get to create in a supportive and inclusive environment. We make room for every artist to thrive creatively and socially while remaining comfortable. The long-term relationships we have with our artists, some of whom have been artists at the Studio for 25 years and counting, demonstrate our commitment to this.
Our artists receive 60% of the sale of their artwork which we hope provides them with not only income but also a metric to show that their contribution to the art world holds recognized value. This is also one way we seek to incorporate our artists and their work into the local, regional, and national art community.
With the prevalence of autism increasing ten-fold in the past 40 years, one response has been to increase behavioral therapies and early intervention in school systems. However, after an individual leaves the school system, their access to programs that provide growth and meaningful social interactions decreases. As a result, Studio By The Tracks has seen the demand for its services surge in recent years. As a result, we have doubled the number of adults with autism we serve.
Thanks to our sponsors, donors, and funders, Studio By The Tracks is proud to be able to offer a robust arts program completely free of cost.