Delivering Discovery – Artrain is a nonprofit project management agency that partners with artists and/or arts and cultural institutions to deliver arts and cultural outreach programs of all types – art, culture, history, science, environment, etc. – to people in villages, towns and cities. Founded in Michigan more than 45 years ago, Artrain’s mission is to deliver discovery and – through the power of arts and culture – transform lives, organizations and communities.
Artrain has shared award-winning exhibitions and many of the world’s greatest artists with millions of people during hundreds of community visits across the United States and, more recently, Canada. Countless individuals – from schoolchildren to grandparents – have experienced Artrain programs. Many have become art and creative practitioners, consumers, supporters, advocates and/or volunteers.
Since its founding in 1971, Artrain has helped start or strengthen hundreds of cultural organizations. In recognition of its legacy, Artrain received the National Medal for Museum Service – the nation’s highest award for museums – in 2006.