For over 15 years, NetworkArts has been working with schools and community
organizations throughout the Philadelphia region and abroad to conduct
educational programs that have transformed the lives of many tens of thousands of children.
Program partners include schools, museums,
libraries, community centers, housing projects, recreation centers, nursing
homes, and gardens. Each project typically costs NetworkArts $15,000-$20,000, with
expenses covered by a combination of corporate
supporters, foundation grants, and individual donations.
Each program consists of a rich curriculum that features hands-on learning
in four main areas: science, humanities, intergenerational,
and an outreach program currently focused on Camden,
NJ. At the end of each project, students create large-scale mosaics
that integrate everything they have learned in the classroom and in the
Although the length of NetworkArts programs varies based on
the needs and desires of program partners and on the subject matter chosen,
programs typically run about 12-15 weeks with research, field trips, and
art-making during the first 6 weeks and mosaic construction occurring during
the last 6-8 weeks.