Our Mission

At the National Arts Program, we empower organizations across the country to host art exhibitions that showcase the creativity of their employees and families. By providing critical resources, national reach, and inclusive program design, we are the only nonprofit that supports employee engagement in ways that validate individual expression, forge new connections, and transform spaces.

Creating Connections

Art brings people together, forges new connections, and builds creative communities. We connect artists across an organization to each other through their shared and powerful experiences with art.

Building Creative Communities

By supporting 90 venues in 38 states, we provide our diverse partners with the tools they need to build creative communities within their organizations, systems, and cities. We connect these new creative communities to each other through our online gallery that showcases individual artists across the country.

Access to Opportunity

By providing resources and support, we create the opportunity for venues to build art exhibitions that encourage employees to be creative. NAP exhibitions are open, with no restrictions, to anyone who wants to showcase their art—regardless of age, background, skill level, or job title.

Creativity is Valued

By fostering a strong and inclusive community that builds confidence, encourages risk-taking, and values self-expression, we grow and strengthen workplaces and communities. We ensure that creativity is recognized and validated, sometimes for the first time, with prizes, scholarships, and awards programs.

Transforming Places

For more than 30 years, we have empowered organizations to transform the workplace environment into an inviting space infused with creativity, passion, and personality that enriches lives and open doors for employees, families, and the public.

Transforming People

We invite employees to bring their whole selves to work and show others their creative side. Whether art is a passion, hobby, or another career, we help artists of all levels and backgrounds transform themselves through creative expression.