What is Foster the Arts?

The main goal of Foster the Arts is to offer complimentary group lessons to foster children through participating arts organizations.

FTA was founded by Suzanne Jackson in an effort to bring the magic of the arts to the lives of foster children. FTA provides lessons in the arts to foster children through a nationwide online lesson directory by connecting participating arts organizations with the foster community. The concept is simple…the arts organization signs up to be a lesson provider. Foster parents simply look at the provider list and contact them to see if there are any spaces available in their group classes. The foster child attends these classes at no charge.


If you are a foster child, Foster the Arts enables you to pursue free lessons in the arts through our nationwide lesson directory.

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Foster the Arts is a nonprofit 501c(3) charity that instills self-worth and confidence in foster children through engagement with the arts. Should you choose to support our mission, you will positively impact the lives of thousands of children in the foster care system by providing resources to connect foster children with participating arts organizations.



Foster the Arts partners with arts organizations to give complimentary lessons in the Arts to foster children through our nationwide directory.

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Our Advisory Board

Emma Stone

Lisa Reagan Love

Placido Domingo

John O’Boyle

Tao Porchon-Lynch

Debra Evans