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Recognition & Accountability

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Artrain’s mission is to deliver discovery and – through the power of arts and culture – transform lives, organizations and communities. 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.

Artrain is committed to following nonprofit best practices and holds itself up to the Wise Giving Alliance (Better Business Bureau) guidelines

2019 Standards for Chartable Accountability

IRS 990 Filings