The Virginia & Harvey Kimmel Family ENCORE Program offers interactive and enriching cultural experiences to Art-Reach Member Organizations


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ENCORE program events are participatory, artistic experiences that are offered in many different forms and customized to our member’s needs. They can be created to complement ticketed activities, like single-session or multi-session workshops or as residencies, deepening artistic engagement and fostering educational exploration. These programs are designed to shift experience from observation into participation and deepen the cultural experience.

Some examples of ENCORE programs are:

  • ENCORE Artist Program: a teaching artist who visits a member organization site to perform or conduct a curated workshop
  • Touch tours of backstage and on the set of theater productions
  • Audio-described tours of exhibitions
  • Dance workshops in tandem with rehearsal visits
  • Art-making workshops at museum studios or in exhibition spaces

If you are interested in setting up an experience that is tailored to the organization you serve, contact:

The ENCORE Program is made possible by a gift from Virginia & Harvey Kimmel Family Education Fund


ENCORE Artist Program

ENCORE Artist Programs include artist-led workshops that activate individuals from our Member Organizations to become participants in arts and culture: dance/movement, music, theater/storytelling, science/nature and visual art. Member Organizations may select comprehensive programs created by a diverse roster of local artists, gaining access to these programs at a reduced rate. Art-Reach’s roster is made up of dedicated, experienced and passionate local artists, musicians, and museum educators.

Set up an ENCORE Artist at your site. It’s easy!

  1. Review the ENCORE Artist Roster and choose which artists best fit your programming and recreation goals.
  2. Fill out the ENCORE Artist Request Form.

If you have any questions, please contact Member Services Coordinator at | (267) 515-6724.

Important note: In order to make sure we are able to set up a successful program for our Members, we ask for at least one month’s notice to plan these events. The fee posted does not include artist(s)’ mileage fee.

Our ENCORE Artist was amazing!  Her energy was contagious and the joy that you could see around the room was overwhelming. . . I wish we could have her more often!

— Christy Cugno, Salvation Army (Member Organizations)