The Red House Arts Center (Redhouse) believes that art has the power to build communities and change lives. Everyday, we work across our community of Syracuse, NY, especially with underserved populations, creating opportunities such as acting roles, free tickets, and volunteer experiences. We bring the arts to students in struggling Syracuse City elementary schools reaching 2,200 kids each day. We are constantly growing and expanding in order to have the greatest possible impact on our community.
Redhouse is a nonprofit, multi-arts organization dedicated to interdisciplinary works in the theatre, music, and visual arts. Redhouse is a regional provider of community-based arts education, with an emphasis on providing artistic experience for at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, and families in need. We reach these populations through our public programs and community engagement initiatives by partnering with community organizations such as Syracuse City School District, Hillside Family of Agencies, Arc of Onondaga, and Arise among others. Annual programming diliberately engages all of our community partners as well as the community at-large.
Theater Experience Education Program offer opportunities in writing, acting, and directing for individuals with emotional, mental, and developmental disabilities and at-risk-youth, at times together, and always alongside professional and community actors.
Annual MainStage theatre productions often address relevant issues and include a Talkback Series, which explores these issues through a dialogue between the actors, audience, and experts from the community.
More than 20 teaching artists representing Redhouse in five Syracuse City elementary schools provide daily curriculum that uses the arts to teach math, science, english and social studies. This program serves schools ranking in the bottom 5% across New York State.
Support for Redhouse enables all of these programs, organizational growth and impact on the community.