How can we provide every child with first-class arts education? That question sparked Tracy Wilkes to establish DREAMS of Wilmington. When far too often families lack the resources to access the arts this multi-disciplinary program makes arts education accessible across painting, dance, photography, filmmaking, drama and more.
Over 30 teaching artists provide kids ages 8-17 years old with more than 60 arts classes weekly throughout three counties at public housing sites, city recreation centers and as part of after-school and out-of-school programs.
As a result of the powerful combination of programs, real world experience, visiting artists, and research-based curricula participants come out feeling stronger as a human being, with a greater sense of self-esteem and important interpersonal skills thus positioning them to achieve things that may seem impossible.