Serving a large community of constituents, the Nonprofit Organization ArtLinks works to fulfill our mission: to support diversity by assisting Eastern European, Western&Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin and the Balkans families in our area to integrate into American society, maintaining multicultural heritage, and promoting the understanding of culture of these countries in the local community through art and education.
We organize an ongoing series of cultural performances, guest artists’ presentations, after- school programs, workshops, educational programs, festivals, events for kids and adults.
The current political conflicts in Eastern European, Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin, and the Balkans countries not only engender hostile sentiments between representatives of different countries of this area, but also raise prejudices and distorted perceptions of the local people towards the inhabitants of these countries. These multinational conflicts, intergenerational relations cause a huge problem and significantly aggravates the integration of mentioned above people into American society.
We are nonprofit that is engaged in solving this problem, uniting people regardless of age, sex, religion, social status. We unite various social, ethnic families into one united community through art, culture and education.
We show families that each country is unique – with a rich cultural heritage, traditions and knowledge. We collect, unite and preserve the cultural heritage of these countries through their people bit by bit. We show that, thanks to culture, art and education, even though we are different, that we are all united.
We teach children to live in harmony and peace, despite the difference in their views on the example of the relationships of older generations. We give children support and possibility to express themselves, to develop creativity and to learn about different cultures.
In addition, we actively involve the Americans in all of our events in order to eliminate any prejudices against the countries of Eastern Europe. The active participation of American families in our organization helps Eastern European families to make new acquaintances, improve their English knowledge, and integrate into American society.
Support diversity, support culture, make a difference and benefit yourself – ArtLinks has 501c3 status, so any contribution is tax-deductable to the fullest extent of the law.