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Ensure Access to the Arts and transform lives
Transform lives by supporting the arts

Through the Access to the Arts Fund, the Wexner Center for the Arts (WCA) provides online and in-person access for visitors of all socioeconomic backgrounds—enhancing education, sparking dialogue, and fostering a sense of our shared humanity. We offer free contemporary arts programs for the general public and innovative school programs. Many programs this year are offered virtually, free of charge; since the onset of COVID-19, the Wex has produced more than 130 online events viewed by more than 40,000.

Your gift will help the Wex continue to offer and expand free offerings, with an eye to equity, access, inclusion and diversity. Your contribution will help defray costs associated with fees for artists who lead virtual or in-person school and community programs, supplies and film rentals for events, free gallery days, and a multi-library partnership that provides free gallery passes. With your gift, you can help provide access to arts and educational experiences—whether in person or online—that engage diverse audiences from across the city, sparking dialogue and creating a sense of community.  

You can help us serve diverse students from economically challenged neighborhoods and schools in all corners of the city. Americans for the Arts reports the benefits of arts engagement for low-income students as higher graduation rates, higher test scores and lower drop-out rates. The WCA is partnering with teachers to work arts into their curriculum, offering exposure and access that students couldn’t get otherwise.

The arts can transform lives and communities, but museum experiences can also be outside a family’s budget. To that end, we feel a responsibility to engage a diverse part of our population in the hopes that more participation leads to a more vibrant, empathetic and culturally aware community. The Wex can contribute to community vitality and cohesion by making the contemporary arts visible and available to visitors of all socioeconomic levels. Your gift will help us make this happen.

With your gift to our fund, you can help the Wexner Center provide access to arts and educational experiences that bring together diverse visitors from across the city, sparking dialogue and creating a sense of community. Help us bring the arts to Columbus!


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