Welcome to the Community School of the Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee, named “one of the top arts- and humanities-based programs in the country” by the National Endowment of the Arts and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and one of 35 Finalists for the 2010 and 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.Founded in 1992, the Community School of the Arts was the first nonprofit organization of its kind in the state of Tennessee to provide free, quality instruction in all the arts to children who would otherwise not be able to afford them. Our instructors are dedicated professional musicians, dancers, artists, and educators. The School also provides all instruments and supplies, offers volunteer tutoring services to youngsters who are struggling academically, and builds long-term mentoring relationships to help students determine their futures.
We are committed to the education and advancement of each child through active participation in all of the arts. Our mission: empowerment; our vehicle: the arts.
The Community School of the Arts is a fully accredited member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.