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About Us

DAREarts is a Canadian charitable organization that uses educational experiences in the arts to empower children and youth facing life challenges, with confidence, courage and leadership skills to unlock their potential and ignite change in their lives and communities.

Founded in 1996 by teacher and pianist Marilyn Field, DAREarts programs have inspired over 190,000 children and youth, aged 9 – 19, in rural and urban communities across Canada. DAREarts annually exposes over 10,000 children and youth to diverse cultural opportunities that they would not otherwise experience

With guidance from art professionals, students have an opportunity to participate in a variety of specialized out-of-school workshops such as music, drama, literature, dance, fashion, architecture and visual arts. These experiences help students overcome life challenges and motivate them to reach their full potential. They build their self-confidence, courage and leadership skills to take responsible action and make positive life choices. The students, in turn, then share their experiences with their school classmates and influence their peers in building safe and vibrant school communities.

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DAREarts Office:

3042 Concession 3 Adjala, RR1
Palgrave, ON L0N 1P0

Email: info@darearts.com

Telephone: 905-729-0097 or 1-888-540-arts

Fax: 905-729-0037

Canadian Charitable Number: 88691 7764 RR0002

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DAREarts is my family and I am so thankful it exists, because in many ways it saved me.