Mission, Impact, & Guiding Principles

OSP MISSION

At OSP, our mission is to provide a welcoming environment to create art for personal growth, social-emotional learning, and community well-being.

Our Intended Impact

Focusing on people in transition, OSP will improve social emotional skills so participants can be more self-aware, build positive relationships, make responsible decisions, manage emotions, and show empathy.

​Art for Personal Growth and Community Well-Being

In all that Open Studio Project does, we strive to promote positive social and emotional change. At our core, Open Studio Project is about making art and being of service. We are proud of the impact we make in our community,  and are constantly working to find areas of need both in our community and beyond. As we believe that art can change everything, we look to bring our healing OSP Process to as many people as we can in as many ways as we can.

Some of the issues we tackle in our classes and programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Stress Management
  • Increase of Bullying
  • Technology Addiction
  • Rapid Culture Development
  • Political Climate
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sensory Challenges
  • Anger Management
  • Grief Management
  • Self Image
  • Peer Pressure
  • Life Changes

Guiding Principles

At OSP, We Believe

Creativity Is Everyone’s Birthright

At OSP, We Believe

Our Studio & Creative Spaces Are A Safe Haven For Everyone To Be An Artist

OSP Artists

Practice Intention & Witness Writing

OSP Artists

Make Art About Things That Matter To Them Personally

OSP Artists

Make Art From Our Heart & Gut And Witness From These Places

OSP Artists

Express Emotions, Identities, Social Issues, & Art About All Kinds of Life Experiences

OSP Provides An Invitation To Open Up & Be Curious

Being Curious Is An Active Way of Embracing Ambiguity

OSP Provides An Invitation To Open Up & Be Curious

Often In Life When We Are Going Through A Change, Challenge, or Transition, We Are More Open To Our Creativity

OSP Is Comment & Critique Free

This Allows Artists To Have More Freedom & Expression

OSP Is Comment & Critique Free

This Permits Us To Put Aside Our Own & Other’s Judgement And Learn To Navigate Our Most Authentic Path

OSP Is A Community Studio

We Treat Each Other & Our Materials With Kindness And Respect

OSP Is A Community Studio

We Are Mindful Of The Group & Support Diverse Voices

OSP Is A Community Studio

We Work On Our Own Personal Growth Within A Community of Growth

OSP Is A Community Studio

We Encourage Self-Reflection On When It Is Okay To Share Within A Group

OSP Is A Community Studio

We Witness Other’s Work With Self-Awareness

OSP Is A Community Studio

We Give A Choice To Withhold An Image or Words From The Group

Funders of Our Impact

                                           

Sacks Family Foundation   Jarvis Foundation   Elizabeth Beidler Tisdahl Foundation   North End Mother’s Club

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