Art for Equity

Empowering young creatives.

Diversifying library shelves.

Our Mission

Art for Equity’s mission is to harness youth creative talent to help diversify bookshelves in Gloucester Public School libraries and classrooms. We’re a student art collaborative striving to build more equitable educational spaces for ourselves and our peers.

How it works...

Art for Equity is working hard on our first project! Thanks to generous funding from Awesome Gloucester and the Gloucester Education Foundation, our organization has just completed a mural, to be displayed at the high school. We've also raised over $8,000 by selling t-shirts, collecting donations from individuals and organizations, and recieving local business sponsorships. All profits will be used to purchase books that empower Black and Brown characters and celebrate the narratives of oppressed voices. And these books will be distributed across the Gloucester Public School district. Already we are collaborating closely with teachers and administrators at all levels to make this program as effective as possible!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, @art.for.equity, to see our progress!

Click on the buttons at the top of this page to check it out.

Want to support?

Click the Donate button at the top of the page to show us some love!

Want to join the team? We’d love to have you! We need students and community members of all ages to offer everything from artistic guidance to book recommendations to donations. So if you’re a student or community member looking to help out, send us an email through our Contact page!